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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2015, 6:23 pm
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In Sept, I was on my way back home from Bear Tooth Pass and was coming into a very small town called Jackson, in Montana. I was cruising at 'bout 75 (BTW, the temp was 34!) and the speed limit sign for Jackson said 35. As I dropped 2 gears, slowing to about 50, I noticed movement to my right. I looked and it was Ms Bullwinkle, yes, a F'ing MOOSE, running to cross the road directly in front of me. I jumped on the brakes and realized I had plenty of room....Ms Bullwinkle was gonna cross in front of me w/15 yds room to spare.

As I watched her run across my lane, thinking 'Geez your BIG'....huge, in fact, I realized that the blind moron, in the SUV, going the other way, wasnt slowing and their vectors were gonna meet. The union was gonna happen about the time I was gonna be 5 yds in front of the SUV! Yup, a definite 'Ahhhh SHIIIIITTT' moment. The SUV center punched the moose.....dead F'ing center! Even with ear plugs, the noise was loud. And luckily for me, poor Ms Bullwinkle's momentum carried her away from me. She hit the center of the windshield and into the guard rail. It wasnt until I was 50 yds down the road I breathed. Poor moose!
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2015, 6:30 pm
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Yikes!!

Glad you're OK. This fawn cost me >$1200. Glancing blow which tore off the rt side hard bag & cracked the plastic under the tail piece.
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I think it was in northern Arizona that I saw three signs spaced about a quarter of a mile apart:

MOOSE CROSSING

MOOSE ARE BIG

DON'T HIT MOOSE
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My long distance riding buddies all have a saying: "Moose Don't Care". It seems true.

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Your outcome was much better than what it could have been, congrats on making it home alive! We had a guy here die recently from being hit by a deer on his bike.
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No please sir no more it's to much. i can't look. Joking. Just glad you are ok.

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Just moved to San Antonio last year. I live on the outskirts of the city and there are thousands of deer around here. There's one stretch of road I travel every morning on the way to work where I see AT LEAST three dead deer every week along the side of the road. When I leave for work each morning, it's still dark and I generally pass about the same little herd every day. Every time...butt pucker. Every time. I'm glad all of you are ok. Between the deer and near miss from the moose...and the horribly disturbing autopsy pics of the bike...it does make me stop and remember to slow down every morning.

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post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2015, 11:35 pm
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A real hazard for sure!



The NEXT day I had a direct hit on my NEW Hypermotard. Ran straight out of the bushes and head first into my knee at night.

Hey!, check it out....I got a Vimeo to embed!

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