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    Roadkill in my eye!

    Just have to share this story now that I have cleaned myself up.

    I had a great ride on the dirt this morning and I was headed to my office to put the finishing touches on a manuscript I have been working on for some time. There is a great deal of traffic on the street, because a big wrestling tournament is being held in the arena next to my office. As I go by some trees next to the side of the road some kids playing nearby frighten a squirrel which runs out in front of me. I narrowly miss hitting the squirrel, but unfortunately it runs underneath the wheel of a car passing by me in the same lane. I hear a shrill scream from the squirrel and a sound similar to what you hear when you squeeze the remaining ketchup from a plastic bottle. Squirrel guts (and other organic matter) splatter onto my chest and face.

    Thought this would be an appropriate place to tell everyone.

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    in your eye, fo' real? hope it didn't have some nasty virus

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    in your eye, fo' real? hope it didn't have some nasty virus
    No, but it did splatter on the frame of my camoflauge hunting glasses.



    On a totally unrelated note: Is it normal to have crackling in your lungs when you breath?

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    ....and here I thought I had it rough today, getting several mouths full of gnats.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlh
    On a totally unrelated note: Is it normal to have crackling in your lungs when you breath?
    O_O Ummm.... maybe if you have a chest cold? Are you having trouble breathing? Does it hurt to breath? Are you coughing anything up?
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    Did your bike feel a little squirrelly afterwards?
    All problems in mountain biking can be solved by going faster, except the ones that are caused by going too fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkheadedbug
    Did your bike feel a little squirrelly afterwards?
    Nope- it's a mongoose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlh
    On a totally unrelated note: Is it normal to have crackling in your lungs when you breath?


    rales? rhonchi? no...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary the No-Trash Cougar
    ....and here I thought I had it rough today, getting several mouths full of gnats.
    How many mouths do you have?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    How many mouths do you have?!?
    Too many, some would say.
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    Nasty!!! I rode a section of the levee surrounding Lake Okeechobee today and kept getting hit in the face and chest by huge grasshoppers, but squirrel guts takes the prize by far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugeyedEarl
    Nasty!!! I rode a section of the levee surrounding Lake Okeechobee today and kept getting hit in the face and chest by huge grasshoppers, but squirrel guts takes the prize by far...
    Should of kept your mouth open, great protein shake!!
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    That is pretty nasty. Awesome story. I can't say I've ever heard the scream of the roadkill before it splattered all over me. I have hit a few long-dead roadkills and gotten some gunk on my frame, but that's about it.
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    I saw one of my co-workers today, and she went out of her way to tell me that she saw the whole thing while she was waiting to make a turn at an intersection. Her remarks:

    "I was so scared when I saw that little guy run under your bike. Me and my son thought he was going to be okay, and couldn't believe you didn't crash, but it was so sad to see him get run over. Do you think that cut little guy felt anything?"

    I said: "No, but I felt him on me."

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    I was splattered by BARF once

    after i rolled through it. It was so dark that morning i had no way of seeing it...pretty ****ing gross

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    The center is packed with pigeons and inevitably close encounters of the feathery kind are all too common. Especially as a lot of them seem to think they can out-walk an oncoming bike. So far I have managed to avoid them. Can't say the same for them though.
    A few months ago while cycling to work through a park an old lady started feeding the birds. Just up the road from me was a large flock of pigeons that immediately flew straight for us at head level. I swerved....the last pigeon did not and it flew straight into my face nearly knocking me off the bike. I found out two things then: 1) they are heavier than they look. 2) They taste bad.

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