What's the weirdest thing you've encountered on a bike trip?

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#21 Unread post by MZ33 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:13 pm

An older gentlemen, appearing to be in his seventies, sitting on a large red scooter in the grass, wearing a white sleeveless undershirt and boxers, with his hair askew, as if he had just rolled out of bed. I waved, he waved, and only after I had ridden past did it dawn on me, "How odd . . . "
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#22 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:32 pm

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A couple having sex as they road through Manning Park at about 12:00AM, (Way back in the '70's)
Were they on a bike? 'cuz I'm really impressed if they were.

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#23 Unread post by MZ33 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:32 am

Yup, I'm impressed!! :puzzled: :humm: And, um, can't quite figure out the logistics, but I'll leave that one alone. :oops::oops: :wink:
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#24 Unread post by joolz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:21 pm

Don't know if it's weird but the guy in front stopped to look- a flock or swarm or whatever- of bats Hundreds of them I've never seen so many except on the TV
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#25 Unread post by Nibblet99 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:51 am

Well I must admit, the christmas tree in my lane of the dual carriageway, took me by surprise, but I have to say "other bikers" wins hands down.

90% of bikers you just pull over at a cafe and chat to, are fine, but there are some right basket cases out there

Personally though I think the person who'd added spikes to their gear (which appeared to be made out of gaffer tape), and had blatently stuck that shiny plastic which is supposed to look like metal in kids toys, onto his bike, is the clear winner so far.
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#26 Unread post by Schmink » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:20 pm

My SO and I have come across quite a few things. ..the regular squirrels, and rabbits. . .deer crossing the road (which I'm sure alot of you have seen) but the most surprising was the bird that hit us in the middle of Arizona on the freeway!! Took us both by surprise, as well as a couple of cages near us! You should have seen their faces!
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#27 Unread post by RocketGirl » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:52 pm

Remnants of big road kill; just a spine and a few ribs left (all bones, no flesh) :shock:

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#28 Unread post by shalihe74 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:04 am

My initial thought was "the dead javalina outside of Bagdad, AZ". Which isn't really that odd, because Bagdad is fairly rural...

And then I remembered the dead horse... just outside of Phoenix. Anyone who has headed out to Yarnell from the west side of Phoenix knows that you can take 99th Ave (Lake Pleasant Rd) out to the Carefree Highway and that it is a relatively well-traveled, populous route. We're not talking dense population, or anything, but... you can see houses all around the whole way out.

Which is why it was so very odd to be riding out, maybe a mile past the last stop light, and see a... what the...? was that a... ? No, I think it... what the heck is a dead horse doing hooves-up on the side of the road?!
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#29 Unread post by sv-wolf » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:21 pm

A dead cow lying on a deserted mountain road near Kalka, in northern India. The animal's eyes were open and the look of sheer disbelief on its face was extraordinary. As I came round the bend it was staring straight at me.

Because there is almost no other horizontal land up there in the Himalayas cows spend their entire lives wandering along the roads. My guess is that it had fallen from the edge of another road higher up the mountain. Three vultures were hopping about when I arrived and beginning experimentally to tear it apart.

The road was narrow and cut into the side of a near vertical rock wall. That meant, to get past it, I had to ride along the very edge of the cliff. I don't want to have to do that too often.

A local later told me that the number of cows that fall to their deaths annually in India is the same as number of people who die annually from coconuts falling on their heads - Hmmmm! You think he was pulling my leg? :laughing:
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#30 Unread post by Funderbird » Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:43 pm

I was traveling down the I-5 between the border check point and oceanside, I was doing about 65-70 (due to the cold) and low and behold there where 6 guys ridin differant sport bikes in the center lane on one wheel. The first one that past was not unussual I see guys pulling wheelies on the freeway all the time. But this was wild, they where in staggard formation about ten feet apart. #1 goes by, gives a wave then 2,3,4,5,6 all doing wheelies. I almost swerved on to the shoulder, Then continued on for a good 1/2 mile until they started putting them down. It looked like a dance routine. The guy at the front placed it down and changed lane then they all followed suit. It was the strangest thing I had seen in my short time on a bike. I tried to pull up to them, but M50 verses sport bikes, uh no, they sped up to over 100 and were gone over the hill.

Speaking of wheelies, I hate it when guys pull them right next to me. That sudden burst of rev...whhheenn then I see a wheel up at the coner of my eye...Freaks me out...Don't be the wheelie guy in my bubble...
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#31 Unread post by kawgurl » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:44 pm

shalihe74 wrote:.... see a... what the...? was that a... ? No, I think it... what the heck is a dead horse doing hooves-up on the side of the road?!
Had the exact same experience coming into Browning MT last summer - only it was MULTIPLE horses - both sides of the ditch! Browning is on a reserve where they allow the horses to run free unencumbered by fences - and it had appeared a tractor-trailer must have taken out an entire herd of them. I was in shock (have had horses longer than I've had a bike) - but there was nothing I could do, so just carried on!
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#32 Unread post by AlphaZed » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:05 pm

A female! One with 'lots of skin and "things" showing. I was out of gas, sitting by the road, trying to make a decision which way to push the bike and she gave me a ride instead...

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#33 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:11 am

I was northbound on I-35 when I saw a staketruck loaded with 55 gallon drums shed one. The Datsun 240Z following the truck hit the drum straight on and rode up on it, removing the front wheels from the ground. I don't think the woman driving the Datsun knew what she hit, she had this shocked look on her face as she turned the steering wheel to the left for a curve, and the car kept going straight. Right off the road into the ditch.

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#34 Unread post by crazy5dave » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:06 am

Last week i came around a corner on a twist road and a monkey ran across. red face red "O Ring". i stopped to look and get the camera phone out. he ran away. didnt start the bike back up again and just looked around for a minute. monkeys everywhere! saw at least ten more in the next 15 minutes i stayed there. crazy part is ive been on this back road in Gifu over 50 times and never seen a thing. the roads are amazing in Gifu and im always in full race attack mode on my buell and never really slow to smell the monkeys as they say. the fall leaves were out and took a break and a dip at my favorite Onsen. great day.
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#35 Unread post by beescarbuff » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:08 pm

While riding I was suddenly surprised when a HUGE turtle just jumped out in front of me!!!

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#36 Unread post by Wolfey » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:35 pm

follow wrote:I was in Sturgis and there was this guy pulling his trailer with his bike..ok lots of people do that, however it was what was on the trailer that surprised me. It was an old paralyzed lady tied down in her wheelchair her head was bent over and she was drooling, I was in total shock so was my husband I only wish I had my camera to proove it! No one would believe me when I told them.
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#37 Unread post by Whip Lash » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:49 pm

Rode into a swarm of bees (not killer bees - just the regular kind). Was going about 45mph when they hit and landed on me. Killed a few but some were only stunned (as was I). I stood up on the pegs and the wind blew them away. Didn't get stung but my wife on the back was wondering what the heck I was doing. Grow Up she yelled. Ha ha.
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#38 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:16 pm

The Selma Twins...you can't make me tell!
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