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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Alright! Which one of you hit me?

Riding home yesterday I met a small rock traveling the other way. Our closing rate was about 115mph. The problem was I was on the bike and I stopped the rock with the tip of my nose. No real damage, but dear Lord I didn't know pee gravel could hit like a baseball bat!

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June bugs to the forehead have similar results.

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Yup, totally sucks. I was driving with my wife in my 150 and I don't know what it was, hit the road and then hit my windshield on our little outer road. Don't know where it came from, don't know where it went. Didn't seem to leave a ding in the window at least. Glad I wasn't riding from the sound of it.
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Reason #642 for why I like looking at the world through that big old windshield on my D-model!!!

I've been hit by numerous objects on my other bike...including a Robin that didn't figure things out in time....Been there...Done that!

Rocks DO hurt!

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I've been hit by numerous objects on my other bike...including a Robin that didn't figure things out in time....Been there...Done that!

Rocks DO hurt!
Ouch, a bird in the face!? I've come close to a pigeon or two... seems like that would be a major, and painful, distraction. Now that I think of it, I remember one evening, right at dusk, clipping the underside of an owl in my car. It left some pretty good scratches along the top, right behind the windshield. I can't imagine doin' that with my beautiful bald head!

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The bird caught me in the shoulder. If it had been a head shot, I would have come off the bike...the shoulder was bad enough!!!
hurt like %^$#@.

I (now) always wear my modular helmet in the down position on that bike....one of the advantages of being 47 years old...I don't have to worry about being "kewel" anymore.

On my LT, I can wear a turtle shell, but usually just wear the mod helmet visor/chinstrap up. Looks a little goofy I guess....but who cares??? I'm too busy enjoying the ride!!!

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i know what u mean when i first started riding on the street i caught a rock in the neck. i was in town behind a pavement pounder and he threw rocks all over. not a pleasant feeling!

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Large black bumble bee too the forehead doing 55mph I thought some kid threw a rock at me till I wipe my hand across it and felt a pile of bug snot.

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Riding home yesterday I met a small rock traveling the other way. Our closing rate was about 115mph. The problem was I was on the bike and I stopped the rock with the tip of my nose. No real damage, but dear Lord I didn't know pee gravel could hit like a baseball bat!
That's why I have the windshield, and wear a full face with shield. Glad you are ok.

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On a hot day riding home after work with my riding jacket unzipped about 6", a yellow jacket wasp flew into my coat. I thought it bounced off at 1st until it started stinging me as it traveled from my chest down my left arm! It must have stung me about 10x's while I was beating the crap out of myself trying to kill it & not get into an accident in the rush hour traffic. I must have looked like a jackass, yelling & hitting myself lol!. So I finally pull over get my coat off and the little bugger flies off unharmed, one tuff wasp!
I keep my jacket zipped now, hehe!

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