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    You are going to Commuting Hell when...........

    ............ when its dark and you take pleasure in chasing a rabbit with your helmet light. Funny!!!!!!!
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    Did the rabbit have black and white stripes?

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    lol no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    Did the rabbit have black and white stripes?

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    Whabits are vewy erattic. Jumpin' all over the place.

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    and its even funnier chasing them with my light!

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    I rode up on a fox once and scared it. I thought they were a little more aware than that.
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    I've raced a coyote. I think he was surprised at how fast I could go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I've raced a coyote. I think he was surprised at how fast I could go.
    I got humiliated by a coyote one time. We were going down a hill on a paved road and he was still pulling away. Yes I was actually trying to keep or catch up with him.
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    Sup sqrl.

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    I startled a hawk sitting on a grave stone in the cemetery last fall. I came around a corner and really, we both were startled but my reaction meant I rode far, far away from the hawk. The hawk screeched, unfurled its wings and gave them a shake at me. Nearly wet my shorts.


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    I came face to face with a coyote by surprise once. We looked in each others' eyes and gasped at exactly the same moment. (I don't think I was frightened by his presence as much as his ugliness.)

    He turned tail and disappeared.

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    I got freaked out by a possum one time. I mean they're ugly and all that, but I was really concerned I was going to run him over and wipe out.
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    Not too many rabbits in my area but an increasing number of raccoons and those little black and white guys. Those last ones were my primary motivation for getting some broad-beam lights on the bike. In spite of the racing stripes, they're really not all that fast and tend to be really poor losers!

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    A while back I came up on two rabbits - one in the center of each lane (eating something off the road). I figured they would scurry to the nearest curb so I aimed for the center of the road. Surprisingly they both darted for the opposite curb (they criss crossed in the middle of the road). I nearly ran them both over!! Squirrels would never do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MVclyde View Post
    I nearly ran them both over!! Squirrels would never do that.
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    lololololo

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    Years ago I had a route delivery job driving a big box van. At 3 am every thursday morning I would be driving down a lonely desert road. The first few weeks I probably averaged at hitting 2 rabbits each of those mornings. They would sit by the side of the road and as I came up to them jump and run in a random direction. I discovered that if I honked my horn just before that point they would almost always jump away from the road. FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MVclyde View Post
    A while back I came up on two rabbits - one in the center of each lane (eating something off the road). I figured they would scurry to the nearest curb so I aimed for the center of the road. Surprisingly they both darted for the opposite curb (they criss crossed in the middle of the road). I nearly ran them both over!! Squirrels would never do that.
    I was riding along, a squirrel darted across the road from the opposite side, saw me, turned around and ran right under the wheels of a car.

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    Not a biking story, but once while running, I was chased by a dachshund. It's really hard to take a weiner dog seriously- no matter how loud he barks.

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    Last week I startled a skunk that had stopped to drink from a puddle in the middle of the street. Didn't startle it enough to get sprayed, thankfully. The week before, on the same block, around the same time (6am) an owl came swooping out of somewhere then pulled up and suddenly perched onto a branch a few feet above my head. I didn't see that coming and it shocked the hell out of me.
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    oh deer.
    i almost rode into an owl the other day. no idea what he was doing flying in front of me on my way to class at 2 in the afternoon. he probably wondered hoo was chasing him down the road.

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    I nearly ran over a full grown beaver (yes, the national rodent of Canada) summer before last; I was on my way home from a late shift at work, and there he was, trundling along in the middle of the pathway on Glenmore Dam. I thought he was a small dog until I was about 6 feet away! I don't know which of us was more surprised but it's not an experience I particularly care to repeat. Those suckers have HUGE TEETH that look even bigger when they are eighteen inches away from your naked ankles.

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    Bunnies are freaking dangerous... I bring a dog and the holy hand grenade of Antioch with me to defend me from them when I go out at night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Duderino X View Post
    Last week I startled a skunk that had stopped to drink from a puddle in the middle of the street. Didn't startle it enough to get sprayed, thankfully. The week before, on the same block, around the same time (6am) an owl came swooping out of somewhere then pulled up and suddenly perched onto a branch a few feet above my head. I didn't see that coming and it shocked the hell out of me.
    With the rats, Canada Geese, ducks and coyotes its a regular Wild Kingdom obstacle course out here.
    I hate the geese poop especially when it freezes.

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