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Old 10-21-03, 07:02 PM   #1
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Bugs Bunny......SPLAT (almost)

Hi all,
Was out on our local bike trail, The River's Edge Trail ( http://www.thetrail.org ).
The trail was pretty much empty I guess due to the winds. I figured I could open'r up a little.

So, I was cranking along with the wind down in the drops doing about 28 MPH (long open straight stretch)when all of a sudden I see something dart out in front of me! There was no time to react, which turns out to be a good thing! The critter, a furry little bunny rabbit, split my wheels, hit my one peddle on the up stroke and tumbled to the other side of the trail! I won't repeat my utterance here, but needless to say I was quite shocked! There was even a little patch of fur on the peddle.. poor little guy...


I finished my ride and changed my shorts..
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I don't get it. So the bunny is alive or dead?
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I don't get it. So the bunny is alive or dead?
Well, I think he survived, just a missing a small patch of fur.
I guess this was not that interesting of a story.. Sorry about that.
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I got chased by a squirel the other day. Cocky little dude..
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Well, I think he survived, just a missing a small patch of fur.
I guess this was not that interesting of a story.. Sorry about that.
I enjoyed it!

I've had critters dart out in front of me - but not as close as you had. For a split second your heart is in your throat. It’s this mini adrenalin rush. It’s exciting if it turns out OK.
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I enjoyed it!

your heart is in your throat. I

AMEN!

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I never said I didn't like it. I was just concerned about the bunny . To me the F--ing squirrels are the worst. One word for them.... DUMB..... Thery run in to the middle of trail/road and sit and wait until you come, and then decide to go in some unpredictable direction.
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You got cable TV, the squirrels and rabbits have people on bikes to mess with. Imagine the rabbits sitting together in the bushes just waiting for you. I can just hear them. "I dare you fuzzy! Jump out in front of this guy. He'll have a coronary!" Now that's entertainment!

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The squirrel that chased you... did he bark by any chance...... could have been a Jack Russel Terrier

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I was chased by a squirrel this summer as well. The little bugger was to my left on a fairly busy street near the end of my commute. He kept up with me for about 500 yards at 19mph, until a car came up behind us and he tore off to the left side of the road and into a park. A couple of years ago I was nearly taken out by a deer running across the road. It was a young buck who came out of the woods about 6 feet in front of me just before dusk. If he had stopped, or even slowed down as he crossed the road, I would have been a stain on the asphalt. Gotta watch out for them critters around here.

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I got chased by a bulldog on a series of winding trails. Everytime I thought I had lost the damn thing it would appear out of no where because it wasn't limited by the trails. What made matters worse is there's a part of the trail where its an uphill rock face, slow without the rocks, with the rocks its faster to run (at least when you suck like I do) anyways I ended up sprinting up the hill with my bike on my shoulders with a barking dog on my ass. Cyclocross ain't got nuthin on me!
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You got cable TV, the squirrels and rabbits have people on bikes to mess with. Imagine the rabbits sitting together in the bushes just waiting for you. I can just hear them. "I dare you fuzzy! Jump out in front of this guy. He'll have a coronary!" Now that's entertainment!

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No cable TV here. My wife says I channel surf to much with the 3 channels we get now...
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Thanks to everyone sharing their stories. Very entertaining reading!
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I don't feel so bad about my ride last Saturday then. I had to ride because I could not endure the pain of seeing the springboks lose to En*la*d in the rugby world cup. For 3 hours I bopped around here and there in the local forest. A deer jumped out of the bushes and darn well nearly popped my heart. Later, I chanced upon a convention of squirrels who were frantically gathering nuts for the winter. The pickings were ripe and I could not count them all. It was safer to ride away, but I had 3 or 4 them who tailed alongside for a while. Cute little buggers made me laugh no end.

They made me realise that having chosen not to watch the rugby, that I came out of it having had a much better afternoon instead.
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The squirrel that chased you... did he bark by any chance...... could have been a Jack Russel Terrier

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Around here, it probably would have been a Chihuahua!
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