Creature Hazards!

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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by ddk » Oct 18 2012 9:40am

-while not exactly creating a road hazard to me (yet), I often pass within a few feet of deer and the occasional elk.
Yesterday took the cake-prize, as I passed by a black bear, who attempted to look like a tree while I attempted to go lots faster.

Almost gave myself whiplash from rubber-necking
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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by mat h physics » Jun 02 2013 6:19pm

Was out riding a greenway yesterday, when a squirrel started pulling the chipmunk move of zig zagging in front of my approach. About 2feet from him, I did a little squirrel bark, only to watch him zag into the front tire :pancake: , producing a slight vibration in the handle bars. Had to give the little fella a Homer S, DOAHHH! Lucky it was a 40c, had it been a 22c he may have jumped into the spokes. After bouncing off, he ran of the trail.
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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by mat h physics » Apr 20 2014 7:57am

They will be coming to get you this year:
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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by The fingers » Apr 20 2014 1:22pm

Saw 3 coyotes crossing against the signal closest to where I live at 04:30am Friday morning going to work. Often hear them yip-yapping at night; and see them hunting ground squirrels, rabbits :pancake: , and field mice solo in the afternoon. 8)
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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by rasputin1197 » Apr 20 2014 6:36pm

neptronix wrote:I am on the hunt for a good looking bandanna myself due to the bug intake factor. Have already invested in some glasses.
The faster you go, the worse it is.
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Particularly with our local critters...they don't want to mess with you, because you look like the unabomber and they can't ID ya

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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by molybdenum » Apr 20 2014 9:30pm

I was taking a right hand turn fast when a person opening their car door took my attention off the road. I hit the
dead raccoon hard enough to lift my rear wheel off the ground and I nearly crashed.

Creatures don't necessarily need to be living to pose a hazard.
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Re: Creature Hazards!

Post by DrkAngel » Jul 12 2015 9:00am

Gray squirrel tried to make it between my tires ...
Snagged some rubber and bounced up into my foot.

1sr time I've made solid contact with a gray.

This looks to be turning into the year of the chipmunk.
Squirrels own the mornings, but afternoons belong to the racing stripped dizzy speedsters
"Thupped" a few already this year.
Usually they run in circles ... trying to elude me ...
Seems my new strobe might be hypnotizing them.
Seen a few just sitting in the path ... same size and color as a dead leaf, jumping in some random direction at the last instant.
Best chance to avoid hitting them might be to aim at where they are?
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