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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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spok said:
speaking of bugs & the south, I don't even know how one can get out & ride when those pesky love bugs are out & about. :x

you had to bring those things up...they are bad here right now as all the rain we have had has brought them out in full force...
:shock: ouch!! bees.i got wacked by a black bird back in '80 doin about 45mph...right in the chest...but bees...****...i've run into swarms of them in my truck..mess up the hole wind shield...
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