Bunny vs R1200

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by luckygrownup, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. luckygrownup

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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  2. Linhares

    Linhares OSM addicted

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    It reminded me of a cat I've once met on the road...
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  3. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

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    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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  5. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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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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  6. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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  7. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    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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  8. Cobain

    Cobain night owl

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

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    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?
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  10. Nc987

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    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.
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  11. GrouchyGeezer

    GrouchyGeezer Long timer

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    Tough audience!
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  12. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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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
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  13. Tebpac

    Tebpac Been here awhile

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    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.
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  14. luckygrownup

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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

    luckygrownup Been here awhile

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    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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  16. Vanishing Point

    Vanishing Point A very sad panda

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    Hell, I'd ride that fast just to get away from the rabbits.
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  17. funsummer

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    A more skilled rider would have seen potential for this to happen.

    His solution would have simply been to wheelstand the length of the street.
    The added safety of having a elevated viewing platform (stand up wheelie) would allow him to better vision into the darkness.
    The potential impact area would also be 50% less as only 1 wheel at the level of said rabbit.
    His headlight shinning into the sky? No vision due to the darkness i hear you mumble?
    Skilled riders only ride at night with night vision glasses.
    Everyone knows that..
    45mph, Ha
    that is way to slow for a skilled rider.
    He has done his calculations, he is aware that when entering such streets with kamikaze animals that the time must be minimized and the element of suprize used to best effect.
    90 mph would have halved his time in enemy territory.
    I hear your questions again?
    its to fast you say..
    What if he reduced his speed to 15mph....
    Well a skilled rider is very aware of the territorial chasing dog.
    To slow and those dangerous unleashed dogs will chase you down and bite your tires till you are rendered immobile.
    So keep an eye out for skilled riders, there commonly seen at race tracks, and emergency wards.
    Visiting unskilled riders of course!!
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  18. DQook

    DQook Hawaii NX125

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    AWESOME!!!:freaky
    lighten up everyone
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  20. Bar None

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    Two Bambi and a moto? Not good.
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