My daughter (age 6) and I were enjoying a ride down the local rail trail me on my K2 her on the Adams Trail a bike and about 5 miles down the trail I catch out of the corner of my eye a Grouse shooting up out of the brush on the side of the trail! I hear the flap of his wings and he flew between my daughter and me as we rode down the trail. My daughter let out a high pitch squeal so I stopped to see if she was ok and assumed she was startled by the bird flapping so close to us but she said "whatever made that noise hit my head" so apparently there was a bird strike on the rail trail!
My daughter is ok but refuses to believe me that it was a bird that hit her, she keeps saying that I am a good joke teller anyways it was an interesting enough thing that I thought I would share and ask if anything like that has ever happened to anyone else?
She already asked if we can do a longer ride this weekend how could I say no to that?