Hit in the face......

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by jdtate101, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. jdtate101

    jdtate101 Ex-Fatman

    Boring Birmingham
    .......yesterday by a pigeon @ 20mph bloody hurts!! Smashed my shades and bounced off my helmet.

    Anyone else been hit by a bird?
  2. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Not had that experience, fortunately.
  3. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Yeah me, at about the same speed. It felt like someone punched me in the cheekbone. I was on my skates, mind, not the bike.
  4. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    good job you had one on :thumbsup:
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  5. Peter Armstrong

    Peter Armstrong Über Member

    yes, but it wasnt the same type, so I hit her back!
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  6. Edwards80

    Edwards80 Über Member

    Stockport, UK
    Not me.

    You should have feathered the brakes to avoid it :whistle:
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  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Only when in the car, it lost :tongue:. I did have to fish the dead bird out of the front air intakes for the radiator - that took some doing.
  8. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Probably saved your life that helmet. Otherwise the beak would have embedded in your brain. :thumbsup:
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  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    I punched a pigeon once.
    I was on foot, startled a couple of pigeons and one flew towards me, I instinctly raised my hand and ended up punched the thing.
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  10. compo

    compo Veteran

    On a motorbike, an owl hit me full on the chest. Good job I was wearing a helmet :troll:
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  11. I've not been hit by a bird but some pigeons are brazen and seem to have no fear.
  12. ohnovino

    ohnovino Large Member

    I had a seagull clip my helmet at 30mph. Me and the WVM in the lane outside me shared a look of "OMG did you see that?!" before both bursting out laughing.
  13. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    I was following a wagon on the way to Gt Yarmouth last summer, when one flew into the front of the it. I couldn't believe how many feathers it had as we drove through the subsequent 'blizzard'.
  14. Never hit by a bird but I did ask my Dad what I should do if a bird ever $hit on my bike.

    Dump her came the reply!

    Can't argue with that :laugh:
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  15. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    I have came close to getting taken out by a pheasant on more than one occasion. Same place on the commute and I am sure the bugger waits for me each evening...
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