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Old 06-21-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Weather cleared up a bit so I took the motor scooter out for a ride. Cruisin down some backroads, doing about 70, catch something out of the corner of my eye. Then this gigantic turkey comes flying across the road right at face height. This thing was less than two feet in front of my face. I just made peace real quick and was waiting for impact lol. A second difference and I would have been jousted off my bike like some scene in knights tale. So that's how I was almost murdered by a turkey today. About a mile down the road I had to stop and honk and yell at a pack of donkeys that were all stopped blocking the road. Felt like Ace Ventura out there today.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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Weather cleared up a bit so I took the motor scooter out for a ride. Cruisin down some backroads, doing about 70, catch something out of the corner of my eye. Then this gigantic turkey comes flying across the road right at face height. This thing was less than two feet in front of my face. I just made peace real quick and was waiting for impact lol. A second difference and I would have been jousted off my bike like some scene in knights tale. So that's how I was almost murdered by a turkey. About a mile down the road I had to stop and honk and yell at a pack of donkeys that were all stopped blocking the road. Felt like Ace Ventura out there today.
Wow. I can't imagine that sentence has been said too many times in human history
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #3
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gotta watch out for the wild life my brotha. keep it shinny side up.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #4
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Happy Father's Day lol
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:37 PM   #5
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Be careful out there! And get your payback this fall or spring!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:42 PM   #6
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I know of a girl that hit a buzzard on motorcycle. She had multiple surgeries but made it through.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:45 PM   #7
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Every time it think about getting another bike, I hear something that makes me ask if it's worth it.

Glad you didn't get jousted!
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:04 PM   #8
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Turkeys may be extremely wary, but they are definitely not the brightest of birds. Glad you're OK!
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:28 PM   #9
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Sister had a turkey come through her windshield a few weeks ago. He ended up in her lap. She was ok.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:33 PM   #10
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Was you riding in a zoo?
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #11
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Haha I felt like I was riding through a zoo. This turkey was fricken huge. I will have to settle this with that bad mamba jamba next season lol. I had a buddy hit a cow down in Mexico on a dirtbike years ago. That was really bad.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:59 PM   #12
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And . . . I just tallied another reason not to ride motorized vehicles with only 2 wheels, as my old bones heal slowly.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:04 PM   #13
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That would have made for a different tumb stone


Killed by wild turkey.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:07 PM   #14
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DUCK no TURKEY, glad you are ok man.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:08 PM   #15
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Glad this had a happy ending. Way to keep an eye out and maintain your cool after you saw it. A lot of accidents are the result of failure to keep those 2 main rules in check.

Great write-up. Needed a little humor tonight.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:59 PM   #16
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It's hard to react fast at 70 on a back road.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:05 PM   #17
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I hit a dog doing 70 on a Kawasaki ninja back in 99. It threw me on top of the handlebars. I luckily I worked my way back to the seat. How I didn't wreck only God knows.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:14 PM   #18
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You need to get a Ranchhand replacement bumper for that thing........

Glad the timing was off!
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:58 AM   #19
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Glad you survived the close encounter. I know you guys love your scooters, but be careful out there.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:16 AM   #20
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Lol I've taken some pretty big bumble bees and grasshoppers to the face and thought those were bad. This would've taken the cake for sure haha. Harpooned by a low flying turkey can't be a regular thing in the obituaries.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:23 AM   #21
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Every time it think about getting another bike, I hear something that makes me ask if it's worth it.

Glad you didn't get jousted!
x2 lol
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