Bout this time last year, it was a warm rainy day up here in Ontario. I was out on a ride with my buddy. We came upon the infamous 'brake road' (don't ask) We rode along the pavement, discussing maguras...hayes...avids...and which one we like best when all of a sudden a white and orange furry creature walked out in front of us! With little time to react (we were traveling about 30km/h) I yelped to Tristan to watch out for that cat! Tristan reacted accordingly by jerking his wheel out of the way to prevent collision, unfortunately, the cat did so aswell and ended up running directly into Tristan's front wheel. After being rolled on, the cat sprung up and bolted away showing moderate agony even before the rear wheel made contact.
Afterwards, an overwhelming sense of guilt passed over us. Being a former cat owner, I know how it feels when yours meets it's end to treaded rubber.
We were pondering the health of the cat, and questioning our luck...
Have you had an experience with hitting an animal? What did you do? What was it like?