I’ve just had the a very unfortunate experience with a Wabbit.
Overtaking a line of traffic headed by a bus at around 70mph, I noticed the bus move over to the very left of the carriageway to avoid a large lump in the road, which I thought was a curled-up hedgehog. I moved as far to the right of the object as I safely could (cos of oncoming traffic) and, just as I approached it, it uncurled itself and jumped in front of my front wheel.
In the millisecond I had to do something I realised I couldn’t possibly avoid the Suicidal Bunny without killing myself, so I braced myself and the bike and hit it full on.
I feel awful about the Wabbit but thought I should pass on the advice that in my (newly acquired) experience, hitting it full-on was the best thing to do. I felt the impact through the entire bike cos it was a big mutha of a bunny, but by hitting it straight on it didn’t cause me to lose control.
Worst case i had involving our feathered “friends”. while riding in traffic in the city a pidgeon flew up from the pavement and got its head stuck between the clutch lever and grip! i just managed to pull it free before having to stop. I spose i could have pulled the clutch in and ripped the feckers head off!
Would have meant alot of cleaning though
Had a pigeon hit me full in the chest once, winded me a little, but was kinda mezmerized by this explosion of feathers in front of my face.
When i finally managed to bring my bike to a stop, i looked behind me , but didnt see anything laying on the ground, so i set off again, chuckling to myself with the vision in my mind of a semi nekid pigeon, hiding in the bushes to cover its modesty )
:Whistling: urmm did i say scooter i meant any thing under 50cc
i remeber once a group of us were driveing around the back roads when a bird flew out and hit my mates helmet it was like in a cartoon show because he slamed on the breaks and the bird flew roundn his helmet once before flying off.
and another one me and a mate were argueing about wheather you should stop for animals and things in the road if they run in your way weather to hit them or swerve he said you should hit them no matter what a few days later we were driveing to chelmsford and a deer ran out in the road he didnt stop :crazy: ouch the deer got up all shocked and ran away fine my mate had to push his bike home with a broken wrist lol