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Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 17:50
by 48v
A pigeon and a motorcycle travelling at 60mph are not good things to put together on the same bit of road at the same time.

This leads to an obliterated screen, a smashed piece of trim above the lights, the complete loss of all the bolts and rubber bungs to hold the screen to the bike.

However, things could be worse.

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 17:53
by Uncle Phil
Glad you made it through it. We have to really watch the wild turkeys on the Natchez Trace. If they spook and get in the air it can be a very unhappy occasion. ;-)

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 18:02
by 48v
Thanks Uncle Phil

Oh wow, I REALLY wouldn’t like to have met anything that size and weight.

I saw it rise from a grass verge and just knew it was coming at me so I had tome to dodge my head and upper body but not move the bike. Ah well, it’s only plastic.

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 18:55
by Uncle Phil
A flock of turkeys on the Trace (there is an albino turkey in the middle of them) :mrgreen: -

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 19:05
by Uncle Phil
And some other creatures I've encountered on the Trace :D -

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 19:37
by 48v
If those cattle get into the air I suspect there would be more damage than a simple smashed screen.

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 20:51
by Uncle Phil
48v wrote:If those cattle get into the air I suspect there would be more damage than a simple smashed screen.

You've never seen a flying cow? ;)
They may not get into the air, but if their 'exhaust' lands on the pavement, a rider might ... :mrgreen:

Re: Things I discovered on Monday

PostPosted: 14 Jun 2018, 20:56
by 48v
. I spent a lot of time on farms when I was a kid, I’m only too familiar with their exhaust.