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post #1 of 5 Old 04-30-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Two close calls in one ride

Just thought I'd post up about this, keep your head on out there.

First was pulling out of the neighborhood, turned right, barely on the gas. Apparently there was some oil right on the corner because my rear stepped waaaayyy out. I dunno how i saved it but I did. I was actually really calm as it happened, I slowly let the throttle off and took my feet off the pegs to balance. Then when I straightened up the adrenaline rush hit the "holy shit that was close" moment

Me and a buddy from work went to ride a local road with some decent curves, at a pretty spirited pace. Nothing crazy but spirited. We are both laying into this nice long sweeper when a wild piglet runs across the road in front of us, I hit the brake but managed to hold my line and the piglet got across. I almost shit a brick lemme tell you. At least it wasn't a deer.

Watch for them wild hogs in Texas!

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 PM
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I almost shit a brick lemme tell you. At least it wasn't a deer.

Watch for them wild hogs in Texas!
Florida too. almost ate it on a sugar sand driveway last week... don't know how I saved it. Glad you made it out.

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I haven't had too many problems with 4-legged creatures lately. Last weekend it was vultures that were scaring the shit out of me... 2 separate times there were a group feasting on roadkill on the right hand shoulder... both times when we got close, they took off headed straight for the bikes... had I not ducked on the second one it would have knocked me right off the bike.

Now that I think about it... I'll have to see if I caught it on the gopro.

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I haven't had too many problems with 4-legged creatures lately. Last weekend it was vultures that were scaring the shit out of me... 2 separate times there were a group feasting on roadkill on the right hand shoulder... both times when we got close, they took off headed straight for the bikes... had I not ducked on the second one it would have knocked me right off the bike.

Now that I think about it... I'll have to see if I caught it on the gopro.
Dude, same here. On that same ride yesterday those flew out in front of us! They weren't as close as the pig though.

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Would love to see that GOPRO video -- Be real careful letting your feet leave the pegs, your legs will help you stay on the bike alot better than your arms.

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