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    I "bostontrevor-ed" a squirrel

    I was riding to campus today when a squirrel jumped out in front of me, realized it was gonna get hit and turned around. Just as I passed it, I felt my chain drag a bit and heard the most maniacal squirrel chirping ever. Yep, poor thing's tail got sucked up into my cog and the chain chopped a bit off. The squirrel, as you might imagine, ran away chirping but it left about an inch of tail stuck between my cog and spokes. Mostly fur but there was a decent hunk of meat in there too. I had to pry it out with a twig.

    This made the and half-a$$ed vegan in me very sad .. but the twisted s.o.b. in me was giggling all the way to class ...

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    Pics!!!!

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    Squirrel, It's what's for dinner.

    Enjoy

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    second funniest thing i've read all day
    " A little hate isn't such a bad thing." - [165]

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    Darwin at work...

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    Beware the Evil Ghost of the Dead Squirrel!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    Pics!!!!


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    That's the second time BostonTrevor was used as a verb! LOL.
    (I think I used it the first time.)

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    a pigeon flew through my rear wheel last year.

    for real.

    the carnage was spectacular.

    maybe a squirrel will gallop through this spring. i'm a magnet for wildlife.

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    shoulda' used white lightning...
    running a chain with pledge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    Pics!!!!
    you think squirrels deal with bike injuries the same way some of us do?


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    Well at least I'm housebroken.

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    I used to have a dog that would chase squirrels into the street and then sit on the curb and watch them get run over.
    Thanks for bringing back that precious memory.
    I really miss Bowser.

    'snif' Enjoy 'snif'

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    Haha! The fact that the squirrel was only lightly maimed and cleared pissed off makes the story!

    I love being verbed, but I don't know what the first use was. Inquiring egos want to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    Haha! The fact that the squirrel was only lightly maimed and cleared pissed off makes the story!

    I love being verbed, but I don't know what the first use was. Inquiring egos want to know!
    My mistake, I only nouned you. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...vor#post834925

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    Damn, I was so sure that all squirrels had the force too (you know how their tails just float behind them, making a wave). This clearly dispoves my theory. That squirrel is totally going to die now though because it's balance is gonna be all f***ed.

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    not as good of a story but,

    once on my way to work, a bird flew directly into my back/bag. it fell on the ground and appeared to be dead. it was still there, upside down on the ground an hour later when i came back past it, so i tried to push it off the sidewalk with my foot. it then immediately righted itself and flew away.

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    Bill Brasky got a deer caught in his spokes, fished it out while doing a no-handed no-footed trackstand, and dressed and cooked it while doing backwards figure 8's and skidding while seated.


    I always worry about something like this happening.
    My neighborhood is like squirreltown USA, I've been to a few places and I've never seen quite as many. I've almost crashed twice recently trying to avoid these squirrels that just stop in front of me. Jerks.

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    One day last year I was going out for a ride. I thought that it was such a nice day, no wind, so I put my HED disk on the rear and a HED-3 Tri spoke on the front of my Titainum Recumbent. While cruising at about 24/25 a squirrel darted out from the shoulder and ran headlong into the carbon fiber disk. Wack! I stopped and he appeared to be knocked out. As I walked back he jumped up and scurried into the brush. I was glad I changed my wheels since I normally ride with an AERO bladed spoked wheel. Chopped squirrel anyone. Could have stopped me cold and at 24 it coulda taken me down. So much for my squirrel story. Haven't had any squirrels attack me on my fixie yet.

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    I totally got a squirrel under my wheel one time and it was really strange. I thought squirrels were invincible to anything besides a car or a house cat. The squirrel stopped in front of me suddenly and I felt the thump under my wheel. I looked back and the squirrel was gone, so I guess he was mostly okay.

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    While looking at the "calendar" turd linked to, I came across this and thought, how apropos.
    (Warning, gruesome photo!) http://ofquiet.com/everyday/images/355_5589.jpg

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    did the the brown squirrel with the pick in his tail say "yes'm" after being told to watch booty videos? Can't wait to buy the tshirt at Hot Topic.
    This is no cross on my hand!

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    Hmmmm, I wonder if that squirrel is now bitter towards humans?

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=124863

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    speaking of animals and cycling in atlanta, I've seen a abundance of little fuzzy catapillers (sp?) (you know, the ones that sting like hell when you touch them) on the roads lately. I've had to dodge at lease one a day for the last month or so.

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    I will derive power from their cries of despair. My crank a speedy dervish, spinning and spinning through the darkest night that anyone with the audacity to try and suck my wheel will ever see...

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