wonderful wildlife

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by DM, Jan 6, 2012.

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    DM Guest

    I'd just accelerated to 80km/h on my way to 100 and a mad roo hopped
    out of the bush and head butted me on the foot. I'm OK, bikes OK, but
    I bet the roo has a headache.
    DM, Jan 6, 2012
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    Diogenes Guest

    In 1974, when Noosa Heads was still a worthwhile camping destination,
    I was riding between the Bruce Highway and Noosa when I spotted A roo
    sitting on the side of the road. So I slowed right down and was going
    past it at about 10km/h when the stupid thidg hopped into the bike at
    about the rear wheel. Nearly knocked me off. They're not very bright


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jan 6, 2012
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    Nigel Allen Guest

    Oh yes they are. And they are bloody vindictive little bastards as well.

    That one /waited/ for you.......

    Nigel Allen, Jan 7, 2012
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    Diogenes Guest

    I never dun nuffin to 'im, honest...


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jan 7, 2012
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    GWD Guest

    Reminds me of a few years ago on the Bruce Hwy when both lanes were
    stopped for roadwork. A big roo thought this was a good opportunity to
    cross the highway. It decided to get onto the highway in the other
    lane opposite to mine. As luck would have it, it was that lane's turn
    to move which is what it did. The poor Roo panicked when it saw the
    cars coming toward it, and smashed full tilt into the rear door of my
    Jeep. Stunned, it fell back right under the wheels of a 4WD, and died
    instantly. I eventually spent more than $1000 on repairs.
    After many years of bush driving, I can honestly say that the only roo
    damage I have ever received was due to the roo hitting me, not the
    GWD, Jan 7, 2012
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    Nev.. Guest

    My bike has a few battle scars on the right hand side panel from where a
    roo hopped into the side of it a few months back. I was only tootling
    along slowly. I had the rising sun in my eyes. The roo didn't survive
    long enough to give his excuse. I call it 60-40 in my favour.

    Nev.., Jan 7, 2012
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    TimC Guest

    Goanas are hardy creatures. I only got his tail though. Glad I
    missed the wombat (my first real emergency braking exercise. On the
    dirt too. BTH warned me about the 'roos near the unaugural, but not
    the wombats). And I felt both legs of the 'roo I ran over just after
    he slipped over in the Grampians. 'roos don't have good traction on
    the tarmac (a bit like the giant roo that fell over trying to avoid my
    bicycle one day at the observatory. He had better reactions than I
    The ute at my previous job (the observatory again - one of the
    afternoon techs lost count at 150 by the side of the road on his way
    home from work one night) had a dent in the back of it. Yes, it was
    stationary at the time the 'roo hopped into it.
    TimC, Jan 10, 2012
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    BT Humble Guest

    Really? I thought I said "beware of wildlife on the dirt road after

    BT Humble, Jan 12, 2012
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    TimC Guest

    Here's where saving all of my email comes in handy :) (it's a pain
    when you change email systems and technologies every couple of decades

    Be especially cautious if you're arriving late, as there are almost
    always kangaroos on Redacted Rd after dark. In particular on the
    dirt section, near the creek crossings

    Good thing I was expecting the flighty little bastards anyway :)
    TimC, Jan 12, 2012
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    Nev.. Guest

    I see the problem. He was talking about some other road. I've been
    down that road quite a few times and it's been rocky, sandy, gravelly,
    chalky, dusty, corrugated and potholed.... but never dirt.

    Nev.., Jan 12, 2012
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    Peter Guest

    You got street names with your directions?!?!?!
    Peter, Jan 12, 2012
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    BT Humble Guest

    You try to offer something for everyone, but there's just no pleasing
    some people.

    BT Humble, Jan 12, 2012
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    BT Humble Guest

    I made the directions I sent you as cryptic and misleading as
    possible, and yet you STILL showed up! Sometimes I think you just
    can't take a hint! :)

    BT Humble, Jan 12, 2012
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