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post #1 of 43 Old 08-30-2012, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Ran Over Animal/Hit Road Debris Thread

Always looking to learn from others experiences... What have you hit, how fast were you going, how did you respond, and what was the outcome?

I hit a rabbit around midnight on a country road while traveling at 65-70. Almost no reaction time, just enough to tighten my grip and decide not to swerve or avoid it. I'm glad bunnies are soft! A little bump and that was it. But it sure brought me out of my comfort zone, and I'm glad it did. Lots of deer and coyotes where I ride and it could have been much worse.

What have you hit?
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post #2 of 43 Old 08-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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Funny how a skunk blends right in at night on a heavily tar patched road... Until it moves.

Managed to just hit it in the head, no spray. This was after about 700 miles in the saddle that day, and on the way to camp that night. All day, I'd been hating the heat, the humidity, and the rain, little did I know my luck would change.
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I've never hit anything....I am interested in this thread because dogs/deer/ect scare me.

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Riding to work one dark morning through my sub division something small and furry ran out right between my front and back wheel.

There was a thud/squish from my rear wheel. It was dark so I didn't get a good look at it. Thought about turning around to have a look but figured if it was someone's cat it was dead anyway.

Called my wife later and asked her to do a drive by! Turned out it was a rabbit.

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The worst was a dead skunk. Smelly. One time I got to work (teaching), my students sat down and said, 'Um, why are your pants covered in blood?'

Sure enough, from about the knee down...mostly on the left leg. I have no idea what I hit, didn't even feel it.

Deer scare the crap out of me.




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Steferf don't be scared of deers, you just get back up and go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TQMo7IU6-o
Maybe on an orange bike, but on a blue bike, you'll cry like a little girl.

Start at ~7:30 if the time doesn't keep.
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Ran right through a chicken one day at about 80.. But on a gsxr. What do you do? No time to slow down. The whole time my wife was hollering " you hit that chicken what you gonna do?!?!".. I said hell I guess somebody gonna have chicken tonight!😜


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Maybe on an orange bike, but on a blue bike, you'll cry like a little girl.

Start at ~7:30 if the time doesn't keep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atCrbQv5P3k&t=7m30s
Whats that stuff on his leg?

Also, if you do happen to see the deer, slow down even if it has passed, as they are often in a group.

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Whats that stuff on his leg?
It happens...
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Unhappy Deer poop

The stuff on his leg looks like deer poop to me. At least that is what it looked like when I hit a deer.
Nasty crash. Too bad he wasn't wearing more protective gear.
Hope everything worked out okay?
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