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    Over the weekend, I dodged a roll of carpet that was laying across the left lane and the left shoulder. Thankfully it was daytime and low traffic and an easy gentle swerve around it.
    I got close with a tire carcass in the dark later that night.
    2011 R1200RT

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    These stories are what nightmares are made of.

    This guy wasn’t so lucky:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/asap-...700gs.1472735/

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    I brought my Rockster home on a Saturday and got plates and insurance on Monday. Tuesday morning I hit a deer. Gotta love ABS! Caught her on the left rear hip, the bike went wobble wobble and then kept on going, never went down! I stopped as soon as I could and put on the 4-ways, walked back to get the tip of the front fender out of the middle of the road and went on home. There's a chunk of carbon fifer missing, Some day I hope a hunter finds it embedded in her hip!

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    Critters are pretty common in our part of the world:

    Big Horn Sheep


    Cattle




    Sheep


    Deer aftermath


    We had four buffalo hit a half mile down the road from our place a few elk as well. The buffalo were hit by a car. Two elk strikes were fatal to the riders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Critters are pretty common in our part of the world:

    ....Two elk strikes were fatal to the riders.
    Geez. Were those during daylight, or nighttime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridesolo View Post
    I brought my Rockster home on a Saturday and got plates and insurance on Monday. Tuesday morning I hit a deer. Gotta love ABS! Caught her on the left rear hip, the bike went wobble wobble and then kept on going, never went down! I stopped as soon as I could and put on the 4-ways, walked back to get the tip of the front fender out of the middle of the road and went on home. There's a chunk of carbon fifer missing, Some day I hope a hunter finds it embedded in her hip!

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    Ouch... just commented on your Rockster pic in Oilheads. Glad you only have to repair that and not you!
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    I was on the Red Indian Lake west road a number of years ago and had a moose come out onto the road ahead of me. fortunately I had room to slow down and let him go on his way after running down the road for a bit.
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    2017 - winter suprise

    Riding my 09 RT to work on Bond Rd, North Kitsap, just past SR104 turnoff to Port Townsend.. 0600..dark.. just caught a glimpse of a tire rim in the middle of the road and fortunately only caught it on the edge. What kind of knucklehead leaves a wheel rim in the middle of the road?

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    This weekend I stopped and removed a big chunk of metal from an intersection. It weighed about 5 pounds, was disk shaped (6 inch diameter and 2 inches thick), and had a bolt sticking out the center on top. It might have been a flywheel from a small motor. I would have taken a photo, but the driver of a truck stopped at the intersection offered to dispose of it. It would have done some serious tire damage if anyone hit it, car or bike.

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    Dodged innumerable objects in the road - tires, an Igloo cooler, lumber, dead animals, including a dead alligator at the Texas-Louisiana border. Many a pickup trucks and LOL (little old lady) - had an LOL pull out in front of me in an intersection and then STOP in the middle. I was hard on the brakes, about ready to T-bone her, when at the last split-second she speed off. Many deer, elk, cattle, horses. Had a deer dash out ahead of me, slip and fall on the pavement, and scamper off right before it became deer-burger. I was leaned over in a hard right-hand curve, concentration totally on the turn, when just inches ahead flashed an elk. Very sad to report I lost a buddy after he collided with an elk; it would be like running into a Mack truck. Had a buddy killed when a buzzard hit him in the head. I've been lucky (or blessed) in over 50 years of riding - some minor crashes, scrapes, broken bones, contusions, road rash, but I've managed to walk (limp?) away to ride again. Stay safe. Ride focused. Ride with INTENTION.
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