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« on: March 22, 2012, 11:34:05 AM »

Sucks for that guy, except that his injuries were minor and he was properly insured.

Just last weekend I was nearly assaulted by two turkey vultures.   Wow

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 11:38:13 AM »

Yikes -- there  but for fortune . . . . . .those birds are heavy and could ruin anyone's ride . . . . .

Glad the rider's OK . . . .
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 11:52:01 AM »

I almost got taken out by a great horned owl while on a nighttime ride in the Ural.  Threw almost my entire body into the sidecar and got to see a pair of talons go by so close they filled my entire faceshield.

Glad the rider wasn't heart.  Maybe he's pioneered a new Triumph model:  the Speed Trident.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 11:57:36 AM »

I think his front tire is leaking.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 12:01:50 PM »

A guy who lived just a few houses down from me when I was growing up got taken right off of his bike by a 200lb deer as it lept across the road. It didn't even upset the bike, it just rode on down the road without him until it eventually crashed itself.

Sometimes i think those darn critters are gunning for us.  Lol
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 12:13:08 PM »

That sucks  Thumbsdown

I did my first and only endo breaking for a rafter of turkeys  Crazy - around the same size as a turkey vulture. Would not want to hit either.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 12:21:32 PM »

I missed a turkey buzzard last Sunday, but just a few feet.   They're slow, but it's hard to know how to swerve with zero warning... I tucked behind the windscreen... like that would help much.    
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 02:04:15 PM »

I've never seen a motorcycle portrayed as something so tranquil and in tune with nature. Thank you for the photo.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 02:18:03 PM »

Glad this guy is not badly injured. Would submerging in a river count as a "total" for insurance purposes?
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 02:29:03 PM »

That sucks.  Glad the guys wasn't hurt.  I had my first experience with turkey vultures last summer on my bike trip to NorCal...wouldn't want to impact one!



I've never seen a motorcycle portrayed as something so tranquil and in tune with nature. Thank you for the photo.

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »




It really harmonizes the plight of the Triple with the lifesong of Nature. I think it captures the essence of this nearly immortal struggle.


Mother Nature clearly wants a Speed Triple of Her own.  
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 02:42:31 PM »

That was pretty touching, Bubbles.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012, 03:13:24 PM »

Would submerging in a river count as a "total" for insurance purposes?

Most likely totalled.  But I'm sure he could buy it back with a "salvage" title.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 03:25:12 PM »



Most likely totalled.  But I'm sure he could buy it back with a "salvage" title.


Lol

but, would the laws of maritime salvage apply there? If I went by and saw the bike and salvaged it from the creek, then it would be mine?
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 03:46:05 PM »

He lost a stroke when he ended up in the water hazard.
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« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 04:29:49 PM »

Given it happened in Cali, he'll be luck if he's not cited for illegal discharge of hazardous environmental materials into a river or stream.   Lol

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 05:45:59 PM »




I was going for a whole beatnik, coffee house poet, black beret & skinny jeans wearing vibe.  Cool



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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 05:51:01 PM »


Given it happened in Cali, he'll be luck if he's not cited for illegal discharge of hazardous environmental materials into a river or stream.   Lol



 
Ya, I'd get it out of the water as soon as I got the picture... for fear of the enviro-nazis.
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 08:31:53 PM »






The Lady of the Lake,
Her arm clad in the purest, shimmering samite,
Held aloft Excaliber from the bossom of the water...
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 01:14:22 AM »




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