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luckygrownup 02-28-2013 05:56 PM

Bunny vs R1200
 
I didn't get hurt, but I a damn bunny jump out at me last night.

The final score: 1 GS 0 Bunny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1pP74YyiE

Linhares 02-28-2013 06:12 PM

Poor bunny
 
It reminded me of a cat I've once met on the road...

nevermind 02-28-2013 06:23 PM

That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!! :D :evil :D

It'sNotTheBike 02-28-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevermind (Post 20835576)
That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!! :D :evil :D


Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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DOGSROOT 02-28-2013 10:09 PM

Should've layed 'er down, Bro
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nevermind (Post 20835576)
That's a freaking residential neighborhood. SLOW the feck down!!!!!!!!!! :D :evil :D




Quote:

Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike (Post 20835718)
Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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I compared a 1200GS speedo: looks like he's doing 45mph.

Over the limit, no doubt.

Can't read the clock; but if its the middle of the night, I can't see having to

worry about traffic too much, never mind errant children throwing

themselves under the bike.

As for being "skilled" enough to miss the rabbit, would you say that to the

hundreds of our fellow inmates who have experienced deer strikes???
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t-bills 03-01-2013 02:01 PM

May I suggest the following:
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs...-stickers.html

I bought a set and have been decorating my bike accordingly. Fortunately, the set includes a mother and daughter (like the school zone crossing signs) that you could put on the GS if you take out a kid!

DOGSROOT 03-01-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t-bills (Post 20842074)
May I suggest the following:
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs...-stickers.html

I bought a set and have been decorating my bike accordingly. Fortunately, the set includes a mother and daughter (like the school zone crossing signs) that you could put on the GS if you take out a kid!


From the link:

"Sadly, unintentional road kills are part of riding...
With a mixture of remorse and pride, gunfighters in the old west notched their gun’s handle or barrel after each kill. All United States Armed forces permit servicemen in combat to decorate everything from battleships to assault helicopters with symbols of each kill. These adhesive graphics let you memorialize the demise of smaller creatures or commemorate your own survival after coming up against more formidable creatures. Each 1" tall design is printed on clear adhesive vinyl to withstand years of weathering. Cut ‘em out and apply as needed. Enough stickers to decorate both sides of your bike: moose, elk, bear, deer, kids, raccoons, skunks, prairie dogs, snakes, possum, turtles, dogs, squirrels, cats, birds, dragonflies, armadillos, bicycles, pedestrians, exes, motorcycles and automobiles. Printed in both black and white on clear (white not shown). Two 8.5"×10" sheets."






Sick Puppy:eek1
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Cobain 03-01-2013 07:34 PM

He can ride as fast as he wants to so stfu. Nice kill man!!

avejoe 03-01-2013 07:40 PM

I hit a deer once and went down. I saw the deer walk away as a was peeling myself up off the ground.

I wonder if that deer has a little motorcycle with rider sticker on his side?

Nc987 03-01-2013 07:53 PM

Quote:

You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't.
That rabbit came out pretty quick on a dark night. Not only would most people not be able to swerve out of the way I would say a skilled rider shouldn't. If I had to choose between swerving quickly and potentially losing stability or hitting a rabbit, I'm choosing the rabbit.

Now if it was something larger like a deer, human or sasquatch, then I'd swerve but this I think this criticism is not realistic in this circumstance.

GrouchyGeezer 03-02-2013 07:13 AM

Good Grief!
 
Tough audience!

O.C.F.RIDER 03-02-2013 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike (Post 20835718)
Absolutely correct.


There is a time and a place for riding fast and a residential neighborhood
where children might be on the street is NOT the place, especially not
after dark when visibility is limited.


If it had been a child instead of a rabbit you might not have been able
to avoid hitting the child. You weren't skilled enough to miss the rabbit,
were you ? No, you weren't. If the implications of what COULD have
happened don't horrify you then you are a fool. The very fact that you
were unable to miss the rabbit is proof you were riding too
fast for conditions and your own skill level.


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Have you been this huge of a dick-head for your whole life?
Or was this post put up in jest?
Hopefully it is the latter, because if it's the former.............you must be a regular fucking riot at parties.

Chris

Tebpac 03-02-2013 12:48 PM

One under my belt..
 
Ok, 45mph, if that's what it really was, is a tad fast in a residential neighborhood. Not going to say I've never done it. But seriously, swerving to miss a rabbit with other cars parked along side the road and the like? Not gonna do it. I may lighten up on the throttle a bit but frankly, rabbits were made to be food for other prey (and man). They are not that hardy as animals go and come apart like an Indy racer that hit a wall. The one I hit with my previous bike, I barely felt. Appreciate the fatherly admonishment but hacking on his skills? :huh Bigger animals? Different story.

luckygrownup 03-02-2013 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t-bills (Post 20842074)
May I suggest the following:
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs...-stickers.html

I bought a set and have been decorating my bike accordingly. Fortunately, the set includes a mother and daughter (like the school zone crossing signs) that you could put on the GS if you take out a kid!

I don't see a minivan or a rabbit sticker on that. I guess it won't work for me.

luckygrownup 03-02-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tebpac (Post 20849168)
Ok, 45mph, if that's what it really was, is a tad fast in a residential neighborhood. Not going to say I've never done it. But seriously, swerving to miss a rabbit with other cars parked along side the road and the like? Not gonna do it. I may lighten up on the throttle a bit but frankly, rabbits were made to be food for other prey (and man). They are not that hardy as animals go and come apart like an Indy racer that hit a wall. The one I hit with my previous bike, I barely felt. Appreciate the fatherly admonishment but hacking on his skills? :huh Bigger animals? Different story.

Normally, I don't ride that fast, but I had to pee. At a restaurant an hour from home, I had a drank three glasses of water. I was hoping the water would clean out the one beer I drank with dinner. A deer would have hurt. I would be equally surprised if kids were running around at midnight on a school night. I guess the responsible thing would have been to eat the rabbit after hitting him.


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