Hit in the face......

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

  1. jdtate101

    jdtate101 Ex-Fatman

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Cumbria
    OW!
    Not had that experience, fortunately.
     
  3. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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!

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Welling
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Harlow
    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

    Location:
    Liverpool
    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...

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    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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