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On the weekend past we rode some secondary roads for a round trip of about 230 km/140 miles. Roads were in great shape, just the usual crack in the asphalt every so often.
A semi heading the opposite direction approaches at about 100km/60mph and we were doing the same speed. As we pass each other a rock of about 2" in size comes flying across, does one hop and drills me right square in the knee cap! Usually I wear my chaps on a ride that long but ...... not today. I don't think they would have helped anyway but it is funny how things seem to happen when your not fully geared up. I did have on my full face helmet though as I can't imagine what that would feel like if you were to take it in the face!
I'm glad my knee took the impact instead of my tank as my knee feels okay already but the tank would still be needing repair.



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Ouch, Dude. Just thinking about getting drilled with a rock, makes my knee hurt. Glad it wasn't worse.
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I can't imagine what that would feel like if you were to take it in the face!
That was my first thought and one of the main reasons I wear a full face.

Ouch! Glad you're doing ok and it didn't do any serious damaged to your knee.
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I had a june bug hit me in the face recently,,,can't imagine what a rock would be like
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Good to hear that nothing serious resulted from that 18 wheeler propelled meteor, could have been much worse.

Heading south on I95, after leaving Beezers, then DL Fox's house in Oct 2006, My Chevy Suburban, (then only 2 years old) took a whacking from a chunk of steel spring or spring hanger pad from the 18 wheeler out in front of Me.
Fortunately, I had installed a stainless steel hood protector on it when brand new, and that hood protector saved the the vehicle itself from any damage.
The protector took the hit, then launched the hunk of steel off to the roadside.
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Wow.... I wear a full-face but didn't really think of something hitting me. I mostly thought about falling. Sometimes I ride with my face shield up and sunglasses, probably shouldn't do that anymore.
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Wow.... I wear a full-face but didn't really think of something hitting me. I mostly thought about falling. Sometimes I ride with my face shield up and sunglasses, probably shouldn't do that anymore.

I do the same as its nice to breath every once in a while.



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I had a june bug hit me in the face recently,,,can't imagine what a rock would be like
Admit it, that wasn't the first to nail you. Now we know why you're like you are.

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Glad you and your bike survived fine. Ouch.
Last Saturday, I was riding on one of my favorite roads, and I see a couple of turkeys crossing
the road. I slow down to clear them....all goes fine.....no problem, I thought.
Shortly after clearing them, a flying turkey flies directly into my side. He catches me in the left arm.
I sort of pushed him with my left arm and elbow.....directing him behind me and he kept flying.
And I kept riding. I was just glad he didn't get to my front, where he might have gotten caught between
me and the windshield. It would have been like the insurance commercial....lol.
Might be a good reason NOT to have a windshield....I dunno.
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Glad you and your bike survived fine. Ouch.
Last Saturday, I was riding on one of my favorite roads, and I see a couple of turkeys crossing
the road. I slow down to clear them....all goes fine.....no problem, I thought.
Shortly after clearing them, a flying turkey flies directly into my side. He catches me in the left arm.
I sort of pushed him with my left arm and elbow.....directing him behind me and he kept flying.
And I kept riding. I was just glad he didn't get to my front, where he might have gotten caught between
me and the windshield. It would have been like the insurance commercial....lol.
Might be a good reason NOT to have a windshield....I dunno.
That's a serious flying insect right there!
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