Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: close calls with eagles
Many, many years ago I was riding my BSA 650 home from work on a cold day. I wore a leather jacket, and had put a couple sections of newspaper under the jacket over my chest to help keep warm (no windshield). A fairly large bird flew up from the side of the road and hit me square in the chest! It knocked my breath out, and it took me a while to get stopped and get my breath back. I was glad I had put the newspaper in! Just a large shock rather than a large bruise. Glad I saw it just in time to get a good grip on the bars, or it may have knocked me out of control.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.