Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
I have a story if near misses count.
A few months ago was on one of my favorite mountain roads. There is this 90 degree right turn that looks like it would be fairly tight but you actually can negotiate it in 5th gear at 50 or 60 mph.
So I come flying around the turn then grab a handful of throttle, accelerating to around 70 and suddenly see a wagon train of wild turkeys crossing the road about 30 yards ahead. They were nose to tail effectively creating a small wall.
I let off the gas and take aim for what I thought was the last one in the line on the right shoulder of the road. Thinking a small space will develop as he proceeds from right to left only to discover there is another bird behind him.
Now I am thinking 2 things. Will I keep it on the rubber and how much will it hurt if I clobber a turkey. As I approach the end of the line the last turkey suddenly takes off in flight instead of steeping in front of me. Now I have an escape route and miss them all.
For sure another one of those "I'd rather be lucky than good" moments, and live to ride again.
Cookin Wid Gas
2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.