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Bird Strike

Post by HiFi » Wed May 10, 2017 8:16 am

Hi all, just got to work, think a little drinky to settle the nerves might be in order!
On the M5 at 75mph, pigeon flies up out of nowhere from the hard shoulder. BAM straight into my visor :? Look into mirror and huge cloud of feathers spreading all over the motorway. Everything seems OK so keep going apart from the ears ringing from the BANG impact...
Have just finished cleaning chunks of bird off my jeans and jacket and the bird shaped splat on the visor :sick: In almost 30 years of biking never happened before, just thank my lucky stars it didn't hit my hands or chest.
Or worse still, the bike and break some unobtainable piece of plastc! :(

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Re: Bird Strike

Post by snapdragon » Wed May 10, 2017 8:56 am

Ouch, been there, killed that pheasant, weeks of physio to get left arm working proper, and that was After the deflection from the mirror
Good to know your visor worked eh? :sick:
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Re: Bird Strike

Post by HiFi » Wed May 10, 2017 9:27 am

Blimey that sounds horrendous is your arm OK now Snappy?

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Re: Bird Strike

Post by andybaggies » Wed May 10, 2017 10:06 am

Ooo er, bird strikes are never good and it still amazes me just how many feathers they have.

I knew a guy who was a passenger in a car that took a swan hit on the M40 and it went through the windscreen. Luckily he was wearing glasses because he said he was cleaning blood & guts from his ears, nose & hair for weeks :shock:

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Re: Bird Strike

Post by snapdragon » Wed May 10, 2017 10:23 am

HiFi wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 9:27 am
Blimey that sounds horrendous is your arm OK now Snappy?
:) yeah mostly, the chiropractor calls me the pheasant killer :blush:
andybaggies wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:06 am
Ooo er, bird strikes are never good and it still amazes me just how many feathers they have.
-//- cleaning blood & guts from his ears, nose & hair for weeks :shock:
ewww yuck
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Re: Bird Strike

Post by Dapper dan » Wed May 10, 2017 6:36 pm

Nasty...
rather shocking when if happens..it's like your under attack!

I was riding on a gsxr :revrev: ....and caning it. :revrev: :revrev: ....suddenly found two pheasants on each side of the road :shock: ......buttock clenching stuff! :sick:
Knocked off as much speed as I could and sat up! :shock:
Decided to go for the middle of the road :happyhappy: .....and one of the buggers decided to fly towards the other one. :doh: ...hit me straight in the chest...felt like a bowling ball! :ouch:
Managed to stay on but was quite sore for a bit! :doh: :naughty: :thumbsup:
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Re: Bird Strike

Post by HiFi » Thu May 11, 2017 9:30 am

Sounds like I got off very light judging by these stories!

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Re: Bird Strike

Post by snapdragon » Thu May 11, 2017 2:41 pm

HiFi wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 9:30 am
Sounds like I got off very light judging by these stories!
Sounds like you held it well hifi, :ride: blasted KamiKazi birds are a menace and getting you tdc as it did could knock you off, or out :ouch:
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