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  • Offline GarminDave   gb

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    Bird Strike
    on: Oct 10, 2017, 07.51 am
    Oct 10, 2017, 07.51 am
    I was riding my TTSE at about 70mph minding my own business when thump!  I felt a massive blow to my left bicep which pulled my hand from the bars. Iím assuming a Bird Strike.

    Be careful out there itís a jungle.

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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2017, 08.21 am
    Oct 10, 2017, 08.21 am
    BL**dy hell!  What sort of birds do you have in South Shields.    I'm assuming emus?   :745: :745:

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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2017, 08.49 am
    Oct 10, 2017, 08.49 am
    Dave

    Gold job it was not a Ohmygoolie bird  :745:
    It wasn't me !!

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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2017, 09.00 am
    Oct 10, 2017, 09.00 am
    You were very lucky - it could easily have hit you
    square in the face and / or knocked you off the bike  :087:

    Even worse it could have hit your Trophy and caused damage !  :005:  :745:

    Seriously though, glad you're relatively unscathed  :028:


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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2017, 12.24 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 12.24 pm
    You were lucky....

    I seem to recall a story from a couple of years back where a guy riding in the Fens or somewhere like that took a bird strike to the face. He and the bike came off the road and he ended up in a ditch and was not found for a day or two! :005:
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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Glad you fared no worse. Did you see it?

    I once came around a corner going about 50 mph and went though a flock of 20-30 wild turkeys. Adult birds can can weigh up to 25 pounds. I felt very lucky that I somehow didn't hit one.
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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2017, 01.15 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 01.15 pm
    I once saw some birds from south shields dancing in the brunswick. Just pleased you never hit one of those!

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    Re: Bird Strike
    Reply #7 on: Oct 10, 2017, 03.14 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 03.14 pm
    Glad you're okay!! Is your windshield polycarbonate or acrylic?  I am sold on the polycarbonate screens as they can take a licking and keep on ticking.  I'm not sure if the windscreen OEM on the TTSE is acrylic or polycarbonate but I am getting a V-Stream shield on my bike for height purposes and better air flow to minimize buffeting.  I wish you the best!
    Gary