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Hay, Caution Folks, just got back from a 150 mi RT jot up to my dealer in Murfreesboro, Tn. and going my usual valley, ridge back roads I ran up on several farmers putting up hay, so watch out for the tractors, rakes, balers, and wagons on the roads...
Other than that and several groups of buzzards eating road kill...lol...nothing else...
Man those buzzards are dangerous too, they don't seem to like to fly away from lunch, and when they do you don't know which way they are going...
I hate it when one gets up in front and above, I can almost see him puking...yuk...
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I've had several close calls with buzzards while riding. Must be my right guard.

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I've run into doves in the morning, sitting on the road. Got one once, wasn't pretty!

Groundhogs too this time of year. I hit one once, thought for sure it was going to end ugly, but I ran it over, while in a turn, and just kept on going.


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If you think vultures are bad on the ground, you should try them in the air. Had a flight of 5 coming straight at me one day on a flight back from Knoxville. I figured what ever I did was going to be wrong so I did nothing. Two broke left one below and the other above the wing. One dove straight down and the other two broke right again one below the other above the wing. Wish I had a video camera.
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Watch for crossing horses too, if you see a horse crossing sign, get on the breaks a little.

I flew over a hawk that was chilling at 1500 feet one morning. He was about 20 feet to my right and only about 30 feet down - he must've been just outside the downdraft. I looked down at him and went, "oh sh!t!" he looked right back up at me and went, "OH SH!T!!" He broke right and I broke left. I've been chased off the runway by geese too. I know they say they'll protect the wife until death but I put a 120 knot down wind in this damn things face and he didn't budge. I had to do a go-round - stupid bird...
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Speaking of horses, if you happen to see a hint or tips of a pair of ears over the top or rise of a hill get on the brakes there also...lol...
I was riding with my best buddy back in the early 60s doing about a hundred ten in a 59 Chev. Imp. and fixing to cross a hill and get a good lift when he suddenly got on the brakes hard, we screeched to a near stop about a car length behind a wagon...
I ask how in the world did you know they were over the rise, he said I just thought I saw the tips of the mules ears...lol...
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That is how I hit a Hawk once it still had the road kill in its claws.
Hit it with the headlight and lower sheld, guy behind me sait it was a feather explosion and it was spiraling over his head screaming, so now you know how I got my road name.
I wish I had a video running as I was doing close to 60 when it happened.
Would be funny to watch now.

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Speaking of horses, if you happen to see a hint or tips of a pair of ears over the top or rise of a hill get on the brakes there also...lol...
I was riding with my best buddy back in the early 60s doing about a hundred ten in a 59 Chev. Imp. and fixing to cross a hill and get a good lift when he suddenly got on the brakes hard, we screeched to a near stop about a car length behind a wagon...
I ask how in the world did you know they were over the rise, he said I just thought I saw the tips of the mules ears...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
Carzy kids!!! So you were young once, good to know. I'm actually really jealous you got to rock a freekin' '59 Impala. I'd kill to even sit in one.

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That is how I hit a Hawk once it still had the road kill in its claws.
Hit it with the headlight and lower sheld, guy behind me sait it was a feather explosion and it was spiraling over his head screaming, so now you know how I got my road name.
I wish I had a video running as I was doing close to 60 when it happened.
Would be funny to watch now.
I remember that Spinner, you posted pics of the front of your bike before you washed it - it was a mess! Good work keeping it together during all that.
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Carzy kids!!! So you were young once, good to know. I'm actually really jealous you got to rock a freekin' '59 Impala. I'd kill to even sit in one.
Yep, even rocked 46 fords w/ Cad. engine...55 & 57 Chevs., in 66-68 I had a 426 Hemi Dodge, BTW-That 59 Imp. was a moonshine hauler before my buddy bought it, the hauler was also a friend & spent $1,500 in Sumerset Ky. having that 348 eng. built and things set up, that was well over 1/2 what the new Imp. cost., he traded it for a new 63 1/2 Ford 406 ci and the dealer had not seen the car and didn't know what he had ...lol...
So yes, I was young once and am now enjoying my 2nd childhood as a cycle rider, or just an idiot again, but I don't drink anymore, haven't in years...lol...
LP-Also am sending you a PM...
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^ Pff, you gotta be kiddin' me. I think I just drooled. I was definitely born in the wrong freekin' era! A 426 Hemi!!? That thing was a tank! And the 63 Ford, I don't even know what to say. The only redeeming thing I can take away is that in 1963 I was negative 16 years old. Yup, that's all I got.

Today's cars, even the new 'muscle' rebirths, are meer shadows of their former selves. My uncle had a forrest green Chevelle with a 454 when I was growing up. I used to spend hours with that thing even when I was like 11. I couldn't wait to turn 16 cause he told me I could drive it. He had to get rid of it when I was 14 because his son got in trouble and he needed the cash. I still think a part of my soul is missing.

A buddy at the aiport fired up his 69 Judge in the hangar, everyone covered their ears immediately. The thing sounded like a fricken' thunderstorm.

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