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Old 08-25-2014, 05:14 AM   #1
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Hit a duck last evening

After dinner last evening I took my wife for a little ride. As we went past the duck pond on the edge of Shippensburg one of the ducks decided to take off right in front of me. I was doing about 30 when I saw it. I had just enough time to think "I'm gonna hit that duck," when the duck flew into the front forks. My wife had enough time to shout "Duck!" over the Scala.

The impact was a dull thud that did not upset the bike. In my mirror I could see the duck laying motionless on the road as we continued on. I am glad it did not gain enough altitude for me to take it in the chest or helmet. That would have been more exciting.

Overall, no harm no fowl, though my headlight now seems out of vertical adjustment.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:49 AM   #2
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Duck killer.

You should have gone back. Those are good eating.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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LOL "Duck!" A twofer! Tell me your wife is that quick a wit. Glad you were ok.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:08 AM   #4
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Duck killer.

You should have gone back.....

At least tried mouth to beak resuscitation.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:09 AM   #5
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What kind of duck was it?
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:13 AM   #6
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Overall, no harm no fowl,
I see what you did there....

Glad no one's hurt, other than a dead duck.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:33 AM   #7
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This has to be a first.

Would a quack up like this be good for Face Plants?

Sigh.

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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What kind of duck was it?
Mallard.

There are also Canada geese at the pond. Glad I did not hit one of those.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:38 AM   #9
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Mallard.

There are also Canada geese at the pond. Glad I did not hit one of those.
Yeah, that thing would have caused more damage and released a pile of crap to boot....
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:02 AM   #10
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What kind of duck was it?
Now?

A dead duck.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:06 AM   #11
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Bon appetit!
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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Wabbit season!
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:07 AM   #13
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I hit ducks all the time, I just make sure it's with #2 steel shot
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:59 AM   #14
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I wonder if the duck had AFLAC???


At least you didn't stop your bike in the middle of the road to help them across.....
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:14 AM   #15
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I got hit by a parrot once, it connected with the lower part of my helmet. I was going a bit faster than you 130 kmh, it nearly threw me off the bike. Bird size of a duck, I would have come off for sure.
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