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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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T-boned by a coyote

Encountered a coyote up close today, (just not sure if his name was Willie E. or if a road runner was nearby). Today while riding my 110th anniversary Bonneville motorcycle near the Haw River in rural Chatham County, NC, a large coyote ran out from the woods in front of me at top speed, and at a sharp oblique angle. And as I was going about 60 mph, I had about 2 seconds to react, which is just not enough time to do anything except pucker up and hold on. The coyote t-boned me along my right boot and foot peg, and knocked the bike slightly sideways. And I heard either a yelp, or the sound of the bike's rear tire squeal as I hit the brakes. Couldn't be sure which. Fortunately, I didn't go down. As I checked my left rear-view mirror, I could see the coyote rolling like a ball across the road, then get up and finish running to the other side of the road. I went back and looked, but didn't see it, which was great, because what do you do with an injured coyote while you're alone in the country and on a bike? And how do you explain to a coyote that you have the right-of-way?

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Glad you weren't hurt.... or the coyote either.
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Imagine the version T-Bone's telling!
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I have had a similar experience with a schkip, the b1tch headbutted my knee and made me man-cry!

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Glad to hear you stayed upright! We are going to have to do something about these wild animals crossing the roads while we clearly have the right of way. The government should form a task force to study this problem.

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Imagine the version T-Bone's telling!
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Mad biker nearly took me out!
Some idiot biker nearly took me out today. I am betting he will use the excuse "I didn't see you." What the hell is wrong with these people, do they drive around with their heads up their arse all the time?
I am OK, just some minor scratches and bruising, but the bit that really hurts is I burnt my nose on his exhaust, it is so annoying, it hurts like hell every time I shove my nose up someone else's coight to have a sniff, it will heal in time, but it is severely curtailing my social life at the moment.
Had a talk to my lawyer, and he said it is pointless, apparently "I didn't see you." is a perfectly acceptable explanation and I wouldn't have a leg to stand on legally.
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Leave it to a dog to understand the thoughts of a Coyote.
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That is great! (poor coyote, hope he's ok)

Last year, riding my SV650 down the street near home, I got taken out by a crazy pit bull... came charging at my bike from the side and did the Pit-Bull-Chest-But thing on my front wheel and down I went
I was going pretty slow so the bike and I were ok but I was all ... especially since the owner didn't seem to care about it when I told them.
Looking back I really should have called the cops and made a fuss about it but at the time I was in a hurry to get somewhere and didn't want the hassle.
The dog just trotted off,unhurt, looking all pleased with itself!
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As council recently retained by Mr.T-Bone Coyote, I give notice to Mr. Scambler900 that Mr. Coyote intends to pursue Mr.Scrambler900 for substantial damages due for physical and mental trauma inflicted by the second party on the first party with careless disregard for Mr Coyote's welfare, to wit without due care and attention with a motorcycle.

I further inform Mr.Scrambler900 that the dog has instructed me to subpoena the Dog as an expert witness.
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