My ride report doing a 1000 in 24..

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  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Heya Jack :wave Oh yeah this is where it's at ???
    I see they took away part of my title :huh


    Thanks for peeking in...
    I use to just keep putting up RR's then I kept losing them...
    So I thought I would just stay in 1 thread...
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  2. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    First off the cattle have returned from Walkabout :clap
  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Now ya'll have heard me talk about Mark and Charlyne..
    AKA HotGlue and FlamingoBabe..

    They could only stay a week ....I did my best to be done in the garden while they were here... But still had a few things to put up...
    But Char is always there to lend me a hand :clap

    After a week of day rides and good food and friendship and conversion.The week flew...

    Then we all went to our buddies BBQ for the weekend over in TN...
    We only had a 100 plus miles to get to our buddies place so we loaded up the bikes ,ours for the weekend ,HG & FB for there trip back to TX..

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    Mark checking his GPS

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    With HB taking point we felt that a cut through the woods was in order for the day..
    Passing the Ostrich farm down the road from us..

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    They that Mark behind me ..

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    Then at the base of Va 16

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    We went up Va16 aka Back of the Dragon

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    Taking pic on the fly...

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    Then we cut through 91 . And they are working at the bridge still...

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    Ya have got to love my back yard...

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    Great views..

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    On 42 now I do believe ..

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    There are always cool farms, to take pic of..

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    One of the by passes that HB likes to take to sneak around some of the small cities..

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    This looks like the backside of The Snake heading to ETown..(ElizabethTown)

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    That is a nice curvy road too..

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    Now it's getting really hot out .. Yeah yeah I know .. His coat is on the bike...

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    I do beleive we are on 321 .. Charlyne is really enjoying her Spyder..

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    Mark has now taken point..

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    We have arrived to our friends place in TN..
    Charlyen is once again ready t lend a hand ...
    Don't ya just love her Flamingo hat ..

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    A Spyder pulled this trailer !!!

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    This cool little dog was there once again..But with red hair in stead of blue from last year..

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    He rides on the Spyder with his owner..

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    Also this little fella was there.. A cute Ferret.. And he too rides ...

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    There was a good size crowd at the BBQ.. HB and I left early and headed back to the hotel..
    HG & FB stayed a little longer as it was also a Spyder event..

    Looking down the valley in TN..

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    The next day we rode a little with Mark and Charlyne ,as the day was so nice for early fall...
    We had breakfast together ... Then we all went our separate ways..
    We will not see them till spring of 2013....
  4. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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  5. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Glad your girls are back from their walkabout...hope they found what they were looking for:evil

    You sure do have some great looking riding country in your backyard...thanks for all the pics!
  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Greetings WWS,, :wave
    I have been in/to Paducah many times ...
    I love the area "Land between the Lakes"..


    Our Valkyrie club had it huge yearly rally there twice 04 and 05 ..The killer was it's in July Way to friggin hot..
    We had our ScooterDog cart and worked the rally..At one time I had a 7lbs bag of ice on my head,trying to cool off while I slung hotdogs & BBQ. back in 05

    This at the Riverboat we all had a big supper there..

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    Outside of the hotel parking lot..

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    Riding early in the morning ...When it was nice and cool out..

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    This is probably one of my all time favorite pic from that early morning day ride,

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    And of course we stopped to see the Buffalo..

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    Ride to Metropolis..Ya have to do this silly stuff every now and then..

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    And at the of the rally ..

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    Our friends from MI Stude and his lovely bride Kathy

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    Then I grabbed this cool night shot of 300 valk march.. Note HB and I were up front.. So we pulled out of line t take a few pic..
    Also that was the first time I had ever jumped my bike ... We did a beer/booze run And well they have these odd medians in KY..
    Well it was dark. And as we had to cross over the traffic.. In a small group of 6 valks.. Yuppers you got it I hit that curb thingy and my Beast went flying !!! The dang thing jumped right over the other curb and landed right where it should have in the group..
    My buddy Dana watched it and said Dang I have never seen a Valk Jump like that !!! Thank goodness nothing got bent or broke!!!
    So yes My Dragon can Fly!!!!

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    I did grab this cool sunset shot from our balcony of the Ohio river with a huge barge on it..

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    One more Sunset shot...

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    To bad I can't find a pic of the ScooterDog cart...
  7. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    LD...some good looking shots of you and HB there...looks like a good time was had. Were those taken in the casino?

    Looking at some of your travels, I would have been surprised if you had not at least been through Paducah. Got to cross the Ohio River somewhere. I agree, the LBL (Land Between the Lakes) is one of my favorite areas...170,000 acres of pretty much nothing but woods. The Trace (road the buffalo were on) is a pretty nice ride down to Dover, TN as well.

    If your travels bring you to the area again, give me a heads up...would like to meet both of you.
  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes just the one shot ... The others were taken at some big conference hotel . It was huge.. And Yuppers I have been on the Trace ..
    Will do ... :norton
    Thanks :shog that was our tan years we still farmed in 05 and worked the hay fields....
  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We had plan on leaving early, but our Scooter cat changed our plans…..
    Don let her out at 4 am and she didn’t come in till 8:30!!!! Bad kitty…
    Ok so a little later then we wanted to leave…That meant we might not make it to Lafayette LA. in one run….

    Now your wonder what in the world is LD pointing at??
    Will come back to that…..

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    Ok back on the trip…I just love the long morning shadows..

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    It was cold!!! At 9am it was still 22*

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    We both had all of our gerbings on from socks to gloves and everything in between.…

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    Outside of the cold ,it looks to be a fine day…
    By late morning it started to warm up nicely …

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    By afternoon we made our first food stop..

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    It sure was a grand afternoon for a longgg ride..

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    We got to . This place had huge catpaw prints all over the place ..Kinda cool..

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    This was our last fuel stop for the night, we still felt good so we ran out the tanks..

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    We got to Slidell La..I guess it was about 750 miles…
    HB started loading his bike and I did mine as well..

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    We didn’t hit it super early .Left the motel around 7 am…

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    Dang I-12 is long and straight~~ This was our first trip to La…

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    Then I-10. Yuppers just as straight…

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    I was really amazed on all the tree damage…I’m not sure which Hurricane damage it was from..

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    We rode for a while then fueled up ,Oh boy a Gator store .. Bummer not that kind..

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    We couldn’t find a place to eat there.. So we got back on the slab and found a MickyDee’s Not the best choice but it will have to do… The cool thing is it’s Halloween weekend and well this fella was all ready for the little kiddies.. And having fun to boot..

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    After having coffee and a snack.. We are back on the highway..
    Hey would ya look at that.. It’s a Budweiser Plant !!!

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    This was a new and strange looking land for us …And we were totally enjoying the ride, even if we are on the super slab....

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    Yee Haw 24 miles to Baton Rouge !!! The funny thing Garth Brooks song had just finished playing on my MP3 !!

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    Man oh man is this land flat… Hey they build Fire Truck apparatuses. That is so cool..

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    Oh wow Outdoor World .. Would ya just look at how HUGE it is …
    I wish we could stop…

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    Here’s a little something ya’ll didn’t know I like taking shots of Bridges .There are so many… And my all time favorite place for the different bridges is .. Oregon.(I’ll have to work on that RR one day… But right now back to LA…

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    WOW this one was really cool…

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    Leaving Baton Rouge

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    Hey look Louisiana Swamp Cattle..

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    Cool looking trees .. LOL You know me and my trees…

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    Yeah baby 30 miles to Lafayette

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    Whiskey Bay Channel… I will talk about this again…

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    This was my first time in da swamp.. Very cool..

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    This is St Martin Parish

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    Louisiana is divided up by Parishes and not Counties..

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    I thought I saw a Gator down there !!!!

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    Yuppers we saw a small gator there….

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    This area and long bridge that goes over the swamp is very cool..

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    This is our first real view of the Atchafalaya Swamp .. WOW it’s huge

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    Cool I got HB in the Tanker …

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    I just love getting this kind of shot…But ya’ll know that all ready..

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    Our last stop before we get to the hotel. Yes this is the first time we had ever been
    To the Little Capital..

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    Who knew it would be come our al time favorite stop even when we run to TX …

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    Welcome to Lafayette …

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    This caught my eye..

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    We have arrived !!!
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    Oh wow Cool I caught a peek of The ThunderBirds in the air (More about that later) !!

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    I saw this cute trailer..

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    Folks came all over for this Romp in De Swamp party …

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    Everyone was having a great time..

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    A whole lot of Lies are being told..

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    And of course the Dire Straits song popped in my head “Twisting by the Pool”

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    I’ll just post a few Pool shots…

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    Hmmm What in the world is JP telling this guy..??

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    Ray~ Bandit~ Strider(Hoist) …

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    JP wants to pick the Ticks off of Nancy’s shirt LOL…
    After all the Shirt says Nice Ticks….

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    The next group of pic is just the decor for the party…


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    This was a very cool Pumpkin..

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    I guess ya better watch what ya drink…See what it did to that guy..

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    Yikes is that maggots !!! Oh No it just rice .. I think they call it Boudin..

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    This our Host and Hostess .. Strider aka Warren and His better half Bonnie..

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    That’s Strider’s real brother Bear ..

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    There is a lot of Cock and Bull going on here…
    A little factoid { we had chatted with HotGlue on the webs for years ,but this was the first time we had ever met face to face.. And it has been one of the most wonderful friendships .. That I’m truly thankful about..}

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    With Pinkies out.. They are so sophisticated..

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    And this will end the first part of The Romp in De Swamp ride in….
    Stay tuned for the rest of the story…..
  10. RicH2

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    That looks like Boudin Blanc LD.... pork sausage without the pork blood. Basically a pork & rice dressing in sausage form.
    :puke1...Can't say I like it myself....was it good ?

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  11. WaywardSon

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    Big hotel indeed. I thought that looked like the Executive Inn parking lot. It has since been torn down. Needed it.

    It has been a long time since I hauled any hay......don't miss it a lick. Penny a bale back in the day.

    Nice update on the Swamp ride!
  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well I have never eaten any critters in my life...
    So if it has critters in it .. I don't eat it :lol3

    Oh they had Blood Boudin there too...
    It didn't pop open like this one did ..
    And well as you can see I wanted that funky shot...

    From what I can remember everyone liked it...

    WWS... Yes that's it ... And I agree it needed to be torn down...
    The ceiling fell down in our first room.. They had to move us to another one...
  13. WaywardSon

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    Yeah...that sort of thing was common there. Executive Inn was a bizarre place...400+ rooms & built on the cheap inside the floodwall. What could go wrong?:lol3 The only time it ever filled up was during the annual quilt show when little old ladies from all over the world descended on it. So much so that all of the mens restrooms save one were closed to men. No shit...they placed covers over all of the urinals and opened them to the ladies.
  14. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Our club had it just about filled both times...
    I kept getting lost inside...

    My mate would say what happened to you..
    I would just look at him.. I made a wrong turn off the elevator..
    Or I would get out on the wrong floor ...:lol3
    Thank Goodness I don't get lost like that, when I'm out and about . :ricky
    It's odd that happens to me every time I get into Hotels ...

    HB thought I was joking ... Well he got to see it first hand this year...
    We are in an elevator ,the door opens I just get out... The wrong floor..:lol3
    I think it has to do with I hate elevators with a passion..
    To me it like I press the button on the floor I want.. Why in hell should it open on another floor..So door opens I leave it ..

    LOL yes I make sure there's a floor to step on..
    I so much rather take stairs (But in some places they are NOT safe)...
  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well it didn't get above 20* today ..
    I did get out for that last ride of the year !!!
    I had ALL gerbings on from head to toe .. So I was toasty warm...
    Only did about a 50 miler .. Have to pick up a few groceries..
    It had been a few days before the Solstices since I was last out...
    Man oh man it felt good to ride :ricky ....

    I would like to Wish all the FF's that peek in ..

    A very Happy New Year !!!

    Dang 2013 .. I never thought I would see that....
  16. RicH2

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    As much as you ride...... and smile !!!
    (I'm jeolous :bow)
    .....I know you have eaten at least one bug !
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  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    :jack ..
    Well ya have me there.... That's why I try to keep a bottle of H2O handy on my bike....

    And I have been hit by a few rocks and June bugs too... *ouch*


    When this June bug hit me oh the smell and the ickiness..I wanted to pull off the road and wash my face so bad...
    But I also wanted to get the photo..And well after a few hours when I could get the pic.. A lot of the bug was dried up and gone..


    The guys sure had a good laugh out of it...

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    You can see the red make as well.. Good thing it didn't knock me out.. It was 10pm when I got whacked by it .. Coming back from Alabama in 08..

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  18. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Damn...like getting hit with a rock.
  19. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yuppers ... June bug @ 75 mph = Big OUCH !!
    It went right in between my helmet and glasses !!
  20. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    Wow.....right between the eyes. Don't ya wear a full face helmet ?

    I hit a bird last year on Hwy 107 in N.C.. I was moving at about 60 mph. Got me right in the front of the helmet, half on the top edge of the face opening and half on that upper part of the face shield.

    The face shield simply exploded. Broke the mechanism the face shield locks into on both sides of the helmet. Left some slight gouges in the paint.

    It didn't hurt so much as scare the lights out of me. I didn't see it coming. All I got was a super loud BAM !!! And my head was knocked back as if someone gave me a good punch between the eyes. I looked back to see a cloud of feathers.

    I did have just a bit of a sore neck the next morning.

    I was very nearly hit by a bird on one other occassion. Close enough that in an instant I saw it's feet tucked under it's breast.