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Old 09-19-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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Roasty the Frying Squirrel

So there I was, heading out to the Boxer Shorts Rally at Snow Farm in Williamsburg MA this past weekend, minding my own business on the local roads, when I caught sight of a squirrel coming in from 10 O'clock and making a mad dash under my bike. I didn't feel a bump, but I didn't see him scamper off to safety either. I actually paid the enitre incident no mind at all until we stopped for gas about 120 miles later, and I happened to notice this:

As you can imagine, a two-hour ride on a scaldingly hot exhaust crossover pipe can take its toll on a small woodland creature. It fact, it was not an easy task prying him off of his final perch either, and judging by the expression on (what's left of) his face, that pipe's temperature came as quite a surprise.

So, with the warning that the image below is not for the faint of heart, may I present tonight's special: Cajun Blackened Squirrel ala R1150GS:

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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You KNOW that had to hurt...

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Old 09-19-2010, 02:16 PM   #3
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ChuckDoherty

Always look before you leap! How did it taste???
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by never mind
Always look before you leap! How did it taste???
What're we talkin bout?
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #9
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #10
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:08 PM   #11
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I do like my squirrel well done, but thats a little over cooked. Dirt
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:42 PM   #13
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you just made my day. Thanks for posting pictures.
Thats a one in a million.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:34 PM   #14
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Like mine medium rare, looks overcooked for me

seriously though, hadn't even thought about it but we use a thing called a hot dogger on the snowmachines to cook or reheat lunch on the pipe to have hot lunch on the trail, works great, there are even competitions for the best hot dogger recipe, I wonder if i can adapt the concept to the bike????? looks to be enough heat to do the job

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Old 09-19-2010, 11:10 PM   #15
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Just spray a little PAM on the exhaust pipe before you leave home for a ride.
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