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Thread: What items have you dodged or hit on your commute?

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    Registered User beemermyke's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
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    A five gallon empty paint bucket that flew out of the bed of a pickup and started spinning wildly towards me on I-95 while commuting home. It touched my right toe, but fully impacted the right foot peg. Who knew such an object could explode into a million pieces from a 75 mph direct hit? The cars behind me getting out of the way sure did!

    Oh, and the deer. Struck my left saddlebag at 55mph one night just a few miles from the house. A glancing blow, so no harm to either one of us.
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    Registered User RIDERR1150GSADV's Avatar
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    Down here it is not uncommon the find furniture of all sorts, water heaters, a/c units, tools, ladders, washers or dryers, plywood and other wood pieces, car parts and other assorted junk laying about on the roads.
    You can almost take your pick on what you need to avoid or could hit if you're not paying attention.
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  3. #153
    A battery box off a semi in heavy rain, bounced in front of me and clipped my left fork leg. Snapped on the head off on one of the pinch bolts on my R100GSPD. I was going around 65mph.

    A aluminum ladder that just fell off a truck and was spinning in the middle of the road when I hit it at a perpendicular orientation at ~50 mph. I bounced right over it on my R1150GS.

    One morning I approached a big queue of cars that were stopped on the road. I filtered my way up to the front of the queue to see that a land slide had occurred. It was not that bad, roughly a foot or so deep with trees and shrubs mixed in the mess. I said what the hell, I am on my GS and just powered through the landslide hitting a few tree branches along the way. It was nice on the other side, no traffic the remaining portion of my commute.

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    I live near a lot of marshy areas and this time of year really kicks the snapping turtles into “go find a nesting spot” mode. On the same stretch of road on my way to work I have dodged a turtle three days in a row.

  5. #155
    What a great thread! I wish I was perfect all the time....that I always colleges the tires of vehicles in front of me to aviod unseen obstacles the cars might straddle, or that I always gave my self proper following distance, or that I was 100% attentive to road in front of me. Every time I avoid obstacle, I always count my blessings it wasn't one of those times. Scariest for me was probably ladder laying across entire lane in the dark. I hope I never know how bike reacts to that kind of impact at highway speeds.

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