What road kill have you tangled with while riding urban roads?
These events usually occur out on switchbacks (curvy roads).
My husband, Snoopy (his riding name) was solo riding a
switchback, accompanied with two other riders.
Passing them gave his adrenalin a better opportunity to kick in
. . . until he saw a buzzard beside the road, feeding on its own
road kill. Thinking the buzzard would leave as soon as it heard his
impressive pipes, he slowed down thinking he could sneak by. About
the time he reached the tenacious buzzard that hadn't left it's his
feast, he began applying his brakes attempting a complete stop,
only to be way too late.
The buzzard, realizing the same thing, began to make its exit
off the road. His wings made three big WHOOPS - toward the
bike, but only elevated itself to the height of Snoopy's wide glide
front forks. It got stuck in the forks between the headlight and
tweak bar and that's where he stayed (cursing, I'm sure).
Imagine the picture . . . bike, feathers, buzzard stuck in the
forks, and poop everywhere. There's a lot of wisdom that comes with
an experience like this. Too bad this happened before he found
OBS. He sure could have used some that day.
What's your story?