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    Here is a hazzard you might not think about

    Rabbits. Tonight on my way home from work a stupid rabbit jumped out of the tall grass right into the spokes of the front wheel on my bicycle. I am so lucky that I didn't go over the handle bars. Instead I came to a bumpy stop as the spokes ground his little body into chunks.

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    Pics!!!


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    We had couple of cyclists get tagged by a deer the next county over a month or so ago. They were in a paceline that apparently was moving a pretty good clip and the deer jumped and caught the rear wheel I like to think it was an eco attack

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    Them things is good eatin'.

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    Beware, BEWARE....

    Beware of the Were-Rabbit!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmule View Post
    Rabbits. Tonight on my way home from work a stupid rabbit jumped out of the tall grass right into the spokes of the front wheel on my bicycle. I am so lucky that I didn't go over the handle bars. Instead I came to a bumpy stop as the spokes ground his little body into chunks.
    Chipmunks chop up very easily as well and barely slow you down. Still messy though.

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    I've had that before near tall grass too - young rabbit jumped right under my front wheel, nothing I could do about it. Luckily for it I ran over its neck, so it died pretty quickly and didn't end up in small chunks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Pics!!!

    The best I can do is a couple of pics with rabbit fur on a spoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    We had couple of cyclists get tagged by a deer the next county over a month or so ago. They were in a paceline that apparently was moving a pretty good clip and the deer jumped and caught the rear wheel I like to think it was an eco attack

    Aaron
    We had the same thing happen up here a month ago. A deer ran out right in front of a group of guys on a ride and made them crash

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    Glad you got the better of him. Tell me, does rabbit grue impair braking ability when you get it smeared all over your rims like that?

    Does rabbit go well with fava beans and a nice Chianti?

    Oh, and I'm with Roody - pics or it didn't happen!

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    I had one scoot under my front tire a few weeks ago. Didn't hit it but came withing about an inch. I was worried about them going into the spokes so I'm glad to hear that spokes and forks will cut them up with little damage to the bike or rider.

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    That's no ordinary rabbit!!!!

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    another reason to ride bladed spokes - you can sharpen them

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    Don't sharpen the spokes. I have a few families of rabbits living on my property in the piles of debris that we got from the storms.
    In a couple weeks I'm going to need my spiked ice tires though. Frogs and snakes freshly smooshed all over it is very slippery out there. I almost lost it last friday on a corner when I avoided two to hit a third.

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    (chuckling to myself.....)

    I've come soooo close to this happening.....and I'm on the Proteus today, complete with Neuvation bladed spoked wheels.....I'm thinkin' I could cleanly slice a nice sized bunny with those.....
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    Cook! Cook!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiganboy View Post
    We had the same thing happen up here a month ago. A deer ran out right in front of a group of guys on a ride and made them crash
    Near Traverse City? The same thing happened two years in a row. One guy was hurt very badly--like permanently disaboed, IIRC. Both guys were prominent in the local cycling community.

    I had a deer growl and hiss at me the other day. It freaked me out in light of the two incidents above.


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    On my way into work I was able to take a camera phone pic of the deceased bunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srp View Post
    I'm glad to hear that spokes and forks will cut them up with little damage to the bike or rider.
    We can all rest easy now.
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    In these situations, there is only one option. Ask yourself "WWLSD?"(What would Les Stroud do?)

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    And here I thought the only hazzards were the Duke boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67 View Post
    And here I thought the only hazzards were the Duke boys.
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmule View Post
    Rabbits.
    Squirrels too.


    A guy I know hit a skunk on a bike path at dusk. I've come really close to hitting skunks at night on the road.

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    You couldn't bunny hop it?

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