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Birds...some hurt some don't

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I had my first bird strike last night while I was on my way up Big Cottonwood Canyon. I just got past Solitude (the resort) cruising at about 60mph when I noticed someting out of the corner of my eye. Luckily what I saw must have also seen me and made an adjustment. He made a quick adjustment that put him angled with my direction of travel. Also in my good fortune he was small and not carrying too much mass. It was a quick thump to the abs and then to the leg. I can only assume he flew off since I didn't see him on the way back. I hadn't put on my jacket yet since it was still in the mid 80's at 9pm in the valley, but down to the upper 50's in the mountains. I'd heard horror stories of humming birds sticking in your chest at hwy speeds. Anybody else had a negative experience with an avian on the hwy?
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Yes the bugs are bad in the South, and idiot birds of all size and temperment are plentiful, but the worse thing that has happened to me was when I was 16 years old(many moons ago) growing up in North Fla. I was driving my first bike a Honda SL100 down to the river when I saw a truck turned over in the ditch I was going about 60 mph as I passed it and realized it was loaded with beehives. They were swarming and they were PISSED! I pulled 8 of thier stingers out of my chest and am very thankfull that I was wearing a full-face helmet at the time! To this day I kill every d#@^7 bee I can.
killer beeeeees

Hey bud8! Guess you're back at work now? Yeah those bees were bad man, I'm just glad I had a full face (closed) helmet on! I was wondering where you've been.....Elpaso called me last week but the geologist was talking about wells in Lavaca county......in about 2 months....looks like our old aera is about done for now? Let me know what you're hearing. ok
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