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Had a day free and the weather was perfect so took a run out to North Wales and got as far as Harlech. Had a great ride apart from meeting a suicidal pheasant who killed itself on my right hand handguard. :evil: damaged it too the rotten bast*rd.IMG_20190914_150810602.thumb.jpg.60d19e8ba7919aa362dbc93b60e07c41.jpg

Somewhere in Gwynedd

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You are lucky, it could end up much worse, I am generally scared of all this crazy animals attacking by the road. Today it was lot of road kill on my route (rabbits), my dog would be happy.

 

Yeah I know. When the pheasant was about to hit I ducked and closed my eyes. Not ideal when you are doing 60 mph. When it hit the bars the bike took a surprisingly large wobble and it was definitely a brown trouser moment! Quite what the moronic birds were doing in the middle of the road I have no idea.

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Pheasants are partiuclarly unaware of traffic which is why they feature so highly in impacts on motorcyclists. You see a pheasant - assume the worst. They are not like other wildlife which have a survival instinct. The other day I was on a local A road and traffic was at a crawl following a flock of pheasants just sauntering down the middle of the road.

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Heading out that way tomorrow... Though not as far as Harlech.

 

Mid Wales has some brilliant roads for biking and you don't have to ride like a loon to enjoy them. As I'm sure you know now summer is passing the roads quieten down a lot as well. If you get as far as Dolgellau there's an excellent cake and coffee place - Roberts I think.

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Wow that's a scary moment! Not had a bird strike on my bike but have had 2 in my car. First, a pheasant hit wrecked my headlight. Second, a friggin wood pigeon put a big dent in my front panel! Tons of nice rides in N.Wales.

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I was out all day Sunday and I've never seen so much roadkill . At least six Foxes , numerous Badgers, multitude of Partridges , the usual scattering of Squirrels , some Pheasants and an unfortunate Buzzard . Must be the time of year when the young and inexperienced ones venture further afield . It's all rather sad .

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Could have been worse .

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Jesus, two for the price of one. Know just how the front guy felt as that was the kind of wobble I got. The difference being I wasn't doing over the ton and I had no one up my back end. Thankfully.

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