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Offline Tin-Tin

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Eina,I hit something
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:01:08 pm »
Traveling to Groblersdal yesterday morning bright and early a pigeon kncked first my screen and then my helmet. I was doing +-150 at the time
and it sounded like a gun shot inside my helmet.Couple off kilos later my
wife asked me to stop.My helmet was ful of guts and shite,and she couldn't
see bogerol the rest of what was left of the bird was on her viser.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 12:16:22 pm »
Good to have kept everything together. I can imagine the shock this can create and possible loss of control of the bike.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 12:20:09 pm »
Saw it coming and was prepared.But stil it was like facing Alan Donald.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2006, 12:42:25 pm »
Quote from: "SPYKER VAN SPRINGS"
Saw it coming and was prepared.But stil it was like facing Alan Donald.


So, facing a pidgeon is better than going out for a DUCK! :angel8:
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2006, 12:44:54 pm »
Imagine if you had ducked and the bird klapped your wife full in the face.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2006, 04:11:38 pm »
Glad you are okay.

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2006, 04:17:17 pm »
It's actually very dangerous. A friend of mine has a 5cm long groove in his helmet where the beak ripped out 2mm deep polycarbonate.

If a bird hits you staright on there is no way the visor can keep it from imbedding itself in your face :shock:
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2006, 04:34:37 pm »
Similar thing happened to me. I was going hell for leather somewhere near Harrismith on my Yamaha XS 1100... probably also doing about 150km/h and a guinea fowl flew up out of the grass on the side of the road. I watched in slow motion (how the hell does your mind do that anyway?) as it hit the front fork of my bike. It turned into blood and feathers. What a bloody mess. Some of the bird hit my thigh... I had a black welt the size of a cricket ball on my thigh, and the beak was imbedded in the shoulder of my leather jacket. I was fortunate... if that bird hat hit me full on, it could have been nasty. But what a friggin mess! :shock:
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006, 04:45:01 pm »
Chicken Chop Suey anyone? :shock:  :shock:







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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006, 04:47:34 pm »
That looks like a huge cock-up :lol:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 04:49:18 pm »
Definately something fowl (foul) all over those seats...  :lol:
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2006, 04:50:24 pm »
:shock: Imagine how fast that chicken was going :shock:  :D
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2006, 04:52:01 pm »
Why did that chicken cross the road :roll:
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2006, 05:36:25 pm »
Let me guess, to help the old lady accross?
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2006, 05:41:42 pm »
I was hammering down a road one morning, a bit pissed off with life, in Plett. Never been on this road before, but it was tar and I thought ag well okay.

Was doing 170, and I passed a Bakkie. On the back, I could see workers.

As I approached it, miraculously, a huge cardboard box (flattened out), flew off the bakkie and I hit it square on with my helmet.

I was obviously trying to duck and yet I hit it fairly significantly.

I thought I was going down.

But somehow, I managed to stay up. The noise was deafening, something I cant explain. And I managed out perfectly. Thanked my angels that day.
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2006, 06:51:36 pm »
First thing that went through that pigeon's mind was it's asshole!! :D  :D
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006, 01:34:51 pm »
what did the seagull say when  it flew into a cliff?












fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!
 

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2006, 08:22:51 pm »
A mate of mine whacked a mossie at about 140, straight in the visor, Kiwi K20 lid, the visor bent in far enough to bend his Ray Bans inwards, no further damage. We did concur that he should have ducked and let his wife take the impact. :D  :D  :D
On that point though, I have heard the theory that although the pillion might be pissed off about this, the alternative is that the rider take the full impact and risk a major loss of control and a big prang, resulting in rider and pillion being injured, but if the rider ducks, there should be no loss of control and no prang, only the pillion getting whacked by a bird. This opinion was ageed upon by this guys wife just after he'd taken a guinea fowl bird strike in the headlight at about 140. R10K damage later his 1150 GS was back on the road.
If you can keep your head in the midst of all this confusion, you don't understand the situation!