Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Senior Member trmcgeehan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Somerset, KY -- near Lake Cumberland
    My Bikes
    1980 Univega; 1985 Ross; 1994 Trek 1400 -- all road bikes
    Posts
    757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Watch out for Chick Filet!

    A friend of mine was bombing down a hill recently, and he spotted some chickens running loose by the side of the road. As he got even with them, one chicken ran out and broad-sided him, hitting the chain ring. He managed to stay upright, but the chicken was killed instantly. You never know what's going to come out of nowhere on a fast downhill!

  2. #2
    Senior Member MeHT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    My Bikes
    '01 Norco 125cc, '09 Merida 901
    Posts
    351
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    - Why was the chicken crossing the road?
    - To get suicide with a bike chain.

    *Sorry*
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

  3. #3
    Senior Member juciluci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Toronto,ontario,Canada
    Posts
    299
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ... deer and turkeys too..... its that time of year.

  4. #4
    Are we having fun yet? Prosody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a well-known fact that chickens love to chase bicycles. They just don't realize what will happen when they catch one.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

  5. #5
    opinionated SOB cycletourist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Branson, Missouri USA
    Posts
    968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why did the chicken cross the road?

    To show the opossum it really could be done :-)

  6. #6
    Lagomorph Demonicus stumpjumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    791
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    why did the turkey cross the road?

    ..chickens day off.
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    N.E.England.(geordieland)
    Posts
    605
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Prosody
    It's a well-known fact that chickens love to chase bicycles. They just don't realize what will happen when they catch one.
    Are Peacocks of the same disposition as chickens.

    On one of my favorite loops I pass an estate with these pesky birds wandering all over the place , if there is one near me as i pass it will take a flying leap at my bike.

  8. #8
    Look Ma, NO hands!
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    UC Tennessee
    Posts
    983
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am always hearing things running along in the leaves etc. besides the road, mostly squirrels and small birds. Today I hear something running and all the sudden a big yellow cat comes charging out of the fallen leaves just in front of the bike!!It scared the crap outa me. I didn't want to wreck the bike or hit someone's pet but I missed it by this (-) much!

  9. #9
    Are we having fun yet? Prosody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nothing has come all that close to me, but I have encountered wild turkey and deer. I've also seen oppossum and skunk, but they'd count better in the road kill thread. The deer have been impressive. I guess daylight and the absence of a headlight have helped me avoid a painful crash. I think once I saw a grey fox, but both of us were moving fast. Could have been a yappy little dog. Nothing has run for the bike.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

  10. #10
    Are we having fun yet? Prosody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Forgot to say that the rustling in the brush next to the road is sometimes unnerving, especially when it sounds like it comes from a large, unseen animal.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

  11. #11
    eert a ekil yzarc SpiderMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Pasadena TX
    My Bikes
    many bikes
    Posts
    2,559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, I just got to know.... was there a chicken tied to the handle bars for the rest of the ride?

    Round here in Texas I have seen my share of 50 model chevy pickup 4x4's jacked up 10 feet in the air with a fresh buck for a hood ornament. I even watched a GeoMetro go down the road once with a sofa strapped to the front.

    In serious, kudos should be given for keeping balance after having something hit the bike that way and that low.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Cipher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Minnesota, U.S.A.
    My Bikes
    LeMond Victoire
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Where I ride here near my home in MN, I have encountered numerous deer, along with the usual assortment of the various family pets in the area. As I had mentioned in another thread, while up north at our cabin in WI I see the occasional black bear...
    Speed Kills...It kills those that don't have it!

  13. #13
    Senior Member MeHT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    My Bikes
    '01 Norco 125cc, '09 Merida 901
    Posts
    351
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Never actually hit anything on a bike.
    Once, though, I was riding in a forest and saw a skunk shuffling some leaves in his hole. I decided to stop and come closer to observe this cute animal. I immediately changed my opinion about the 'cute' part when it turned around, rose his tail and started approaching me.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

  14. #14
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,717
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Only hit two things this year, A chihuahua, and a canadian Goose.

    Did you get to keep the chicken?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  15. #15
    www.mtbkanata.com mtbkanata's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Kanata, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chickens?! Wow.. we only have Deer, Turtles, and the occational porccupine! I wonder what went through that chickens mind when it saw the bike coming! Haha..

    Joe
    Mountain Bike Videos/Photos Uploads: Click Here to Visit

  16. #16
    Are we having fun yet? Prosody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
    Posts
    930
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know the last thing that went through the chicken's head when it hit the bike: its butt.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •