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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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