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Offline Mute

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Bird strike
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:42:17 PM »
Was riding home on Sunday, through a wee village somewhere south of Dalmeny. There was a seagull fighting with a crow or something for a big chunk of bread roll on the other side of the road. It's only a 30mph and it's a busy wee village street so you're lucky if i was doing 25.

As i get practically next to them, the seagull casually takes off and gracefully swoops round in my direction. It took me half a second to realise i was heading face first for a collision with something who's mum must have been a turkey for the size of this thing.

I ducked and it scuffed along my helmet. The left side of my neck still hurts from jerking so fast :087: Next time it's getting headered  :008:

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Re: Bird strike
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 12:56:47 PM »
sounds close glad you hole.

I got hit by a pigeon about 15 years ago and broke my collarbone that stung a little, I was making progress at the time :007: still the pigeon was much MUCH worse off :012:

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Re: Bird strike
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 10:35:43 PM »
Coming back from my local BMW dealer and hit a pheasant at about 50mph. Cracked the left fairing and broke one of the clips holding the fairing on. £260 for a replacement. Another £45 if it doesn't come with the decal!! Gutted

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Re: Bird strike
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 07:57:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by Simon68 [+]
Coming back from my local BMW dealer and hit a pheasant at about 50mph. Cracked the left fairing and broke one of the clips holding the fairing on. £260 for a replacement. Another £45 if it doesn't come with the decal!! Gutted

I saw loads of pheasants on Saturday when I was out. Stupid bloody things. Managed to miss the suicidal ones!

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Re: Bird strike
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 10:03:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by Simon68 [+]
! Gutted

You or the pheasant!!

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