Dang, that magpie did have a death wish! Looks like you could use a headlight guard (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987509
). A little higher and you'd have lost the lights.
This has been a fantastic RR. I grew up in Southern Alberta, so I know the area well. I've been wanting to ride from Austin to Banff and this has got me thinking next year is the year!