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  • Offline naefuse   scotland

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    Bang!
    on: Oct 06, 2017, 06.31 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 06.31 am
    While enjoying the weather yesterday I was traveling between St.Fillans and Comrie when a suicide pheasant flew right into my way. Bang! Feathers were flying all around me. The noise was so loud I slammed on the brakes thinking my light was burst mudguard broken and much more. When I checked the bike the only damage "apart from my underpants" was some marks on the beak and some other stuff on the mudguard. Went back to check on the bird but it was beyond repair.
    So be careful I think I was really lucky as on my way home "very slowly" I noticed the amount of other road kill and live pheasants near the edge of the road.

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2017, 08.33 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 08.33 am
    You were lucky, had a bird strike with a pigeon earlier this year and it demolished one of my hand guards, but they can cause extensive damage, depending on impact speed and a peasant aint light!

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2017, 10.49 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 10.49 am
    Had that many years ago. Took a pheasant bang in the ribs in a similar situation on the A3. Stopped asap as I was winded and immediately panicked as I was covered in blood. Soon realised the blood was not mine but scary nonetheless. The bird was minced as it had hit the front wheel and bounced up.

    Stopped at next petrol station and got some funny looks due to blood everywhere ! Looked like I'd messed with mad max or something !  :001:

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2017, 11.08 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 11.08 am
    *Originally Posted by GADGET [+]
    You were lucky, had a bird strike with a pigeon earlier this year and it demolished one of my hand guards, but they can cause extensive damage, depending on impact speed and a peasant aint light!

    Yes gadget, hitting a Peasant would make a right mess  :008: :008:

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2017, 01.52 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 01.52 pm
    They can be deadly, about 15 years ago in the Tannet Valley where I live a guy went through the hedge on a Fireblade.
     
    The police worked it out that he was dead before he went through as the pheasant broke the guys neck.

    Pheasants and sheep on the moor around herecan make riding a little exciting.

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2017, 03.47 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 03.47 pm
    A pigeon hit me in the chest once while I was doing about 90mph.  Holy moly ! It was like someone throwing a small medicine ball at me.
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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2017, 04.46 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 04.46 pm
    Many moons ago the wife and I was travelling relitavly quick along an arrow straight Lincnshire A road when a pheasant took flight across the other side of the road. Luckily we both saw it  :005: and in the blink of the eye I leaned forward right over the tank, the wife leaned back as far as she could and the pheasant thankfully passed between us  :138:.
    It does sometimes appear that wildlife has a certain suicidal tendency.
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: Bang!
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2017, 05.01 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 05.01 pm
    You reminded me !

    I was on the south part of the M25 this morning and a pheasant RAN accross the carriageway in front of me!

    It made it to the other side (of the road) too !!
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