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Old 05-23-04, 01:26 PM   #1
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Aw nuts, I ran over a squirrel...

I'm doing about 23 into the shade so my eyes didn't adjust to the road quite yet and was approaching a right turn, this squirrel darts over from the left, I knew there were a couple of guys right behind and next to me and didn't want to make any sudden moves. Next thing I know, *BUMP* and I heard one of the guys behind me make this groaning "ouuuch" sound. I didn't mean to, I didn't even see it coming.
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Old 05-23-04, 01:28 PM   #2
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If it makes you feel any better, I once hit a wild turkey while MTB riding on an old logging road.
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Well I guess I do feel better.. a turkey's a helluva lot bigger than a squirrel, I'm surprised it didn't survive and come after you, heh.
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i once ran over a rabbit on GASP easter...
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Did you splatter it or just "thump/er" it?

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Ew.. splatter? Can they do that?
All I know is I felt a bump, it all happened so fast I don't even know if the back wheel went over it or not. I know when my gf ran over a rat, she threw it up from the front wheel and it hit her foot, so essentially she ran over the rat then kicked it to add insult to injury, I still jab her about it today.
The thing is I hit it about 5-6ft from the right side of the road, when I went back there, it was gone, wasn't on the road or the side of it.
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Well I guess I do feel better.. a turkey's a helluva lot bigger than a squirrel, I'm surprised it didn't survive and come after you, heh.
It came out of the ordeal pretty much unscathed. I rode off as it was standing there somewhat disoriented. It was pissed off, yeah, but wasn't quite sure what happened. That said, I still can't be sure that a bear or a coyote didn't come through and nab it while it was recovering.
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Too bad about the squirrel.
The good news is: your thread title should win Bike Forums best pun award. :-)
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Too bad about the squirrel.
The good news is: your thread title should win Bike Forums best pun award. :-)
Aw man, I swear, I didn't mean it like that. It was really subconscious. I'm only hoping it survived and managed to get away.
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I will admit to a cat. But they should look both ways before crossing the street.
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Hey, squirrels are just teenage heathens that like nothing better than to play death tag. People don't get called "squirrelly" for nothing.
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You got to practice your bunny er umm I mean squirrel hops
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This week, I passed a guy on a bike path that follows a river. He was in full bike gear pushing his road bike. He was moving slowly. His back wheel wasn't turning. When I asked if he wanted any help, he groaned that he had been attacked by a goose. I don't know how the goose fared. From experience, I know they can be very aggressive. I once stopped so a family of geese could cross the path. When they were across, I started riding again. One of the geese turned around and charged me!
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If it makes you feel any better, I once hit a wild turkey while MTB riding on an old logging road.
I always seem to be hitting the WILD TURKEY. I guess I am a lush.
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Heh yeah at first I read that as "hitting the wild turkey on the road".
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I'm doing about 23 into the shade so my eyes didn't adjust to the road quite yet and was approaching a right turn, this squirrel darts over from the left, I knew there were a couple of guys right behind and next to me and didn't want to make any sudden moves. Next thing I know, *BUMP* and I heard one of the guys behind me make this groaning "ouuuch" sound. I didn't mean to, I didn't even see it coming.


I have a sign on the back of my EZ3 trike that says: "I brake for squirrels, (four legged only)".
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A bunch of years ago, I was in a group ride and we had a squirrel commit suicide. Ran right into the wheels of the guy in front of me. He got hit by the chainrings and was caught up into the rear wheel. Unfortunately, I was right behind my buddy when this happened. I was splattered with squirrel guts.

It was quite funny actually. I don't know how many cars stopped when 5 of us where standing on the side of the road and I was covered in blood. Luckily, I had my mouth closed!

Someone even called the ambulance and the police. The cop showed up first, laughed and then cancelled the call.

The worst part was it was late spring, really hot and I had to finish the ride with drying squirrel blood and guts on me.

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Good! It's about time someone took out a member of the Ninja Squirrel Assassin Squad! Those little b@stards have been trying to take me out for years.
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Old 05-28-04, 01:49 PM   #20
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this guy met my treads... not to say that i was the cause of his demise, though

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Hitting squirrel is nothing. Last week, I run over wino down by river. Made BIG thump.
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Riding the bike trails in Valley Alabama. I came close to running over several Bushytails and a fox.
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Old 05-29-04, 01:50 AM   #23
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Hitting squirrel is nothing. Last week, I run over wino down by river. Made BIG thump.
Лежа очковтирательство вы не русски. Скажите людям вы подпись намереваетесь на английском языке
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Поскольку многие из них не знают, как перевести с "babblefish".
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То все, котор вы делаете ложного русского Вы будете очковтирательством
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