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    First time I posted a picture, so hopefully I did it right...

    Today my buddy and I went out on a morning ride, I wasn't going to put on my helmet because we were just going into town, but I couldn't find my sunglasses so I unwillingly put on my helmet. We got about 5 miles down the road, and there were buzzards eating some road kill up ahead. I was behind my buddy by maybe about 50 yards. He passed them, spooked them and they flew around. I got to them a few seconds later, and they were trying to land again, one of them flew right in front of me. It hit me square in the head and I was travelling 55mph. Felt like I was hit in the head with a bat, I got a migrane and my neck is sore now, thankfully I was wearing the helmet otherwise it probably would have broke my nose!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dako124 View Post
    First time I posted a picture, so hopefully I did it right...

    Today my buddy and I went out on a morning ride, I wasn't going to put on my helmet because we were just going into town, but I couldn't find my sunglasses so I unwillingly put on my helmet. We got about 5 miles down the road, and there were buzzards eating some road kill up ahead. I was behind my buddy by maybe about 50 yards. He passed them, spooked them and they flew around. I got to them a few seconds later, and they were trying to land again, one of them flew right in front of me. It hit me square in the head and I was travelling 55mph. Felt like I was hit in the head with a bat, I got a migrane and my neck is sore now, thankfully I was wearing the helmet otherwise it probably would have broke my nose!



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    Any time I ride anything ATV,Bike,or a motorcycle I put a helmet on, my life is worth it !
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    Wow! Glad you are for the most part OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dako124 View Post
    Today my buddy and I went out on a morning ride, I wasn't going to put on my helmet because we were just going into town......


    The only time I ever really hurt myself on a moto was only a mile from home without a helmet and I never got over 35!!!!!!! Concussion, etc.



    The only time I will now ride without a helmet is when I'm going out to get the mail.....which is 100 yds down my driveway!



    I also will not ride without a full face helmet, since the only time I cut my face badly was when I high-sided standing still on a cross slope, got off the bike just fine, turned, tripped, and face planted into a LARGE boulder!!!!







    NEVER trust a buzzard not to do something really stupid, they aren't the smartest bird on the block. There are literally dozens of stories identical to yours in the various forums.
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    Here in mich. this year they allow no helmets... But they require sunglasses for protection.................. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I think that bird may have broke a pair of sunglasses....... (o;. I never ride my bikes without helmets. Glad you didn't get hurt.... OMM.

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    Thanks for the reminder that almost anything can happen and good to hear you're ok. The buzzard doesn't look as lucky. Looks like buzzard on the grill tomorrow, eh? Yum!

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    That's using your head! Sorry, couldn't resist. Glad you are OK.
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    Glad you wore the lid....always wear the darn thing,I know they're hot,annoying etc.,but, you have proof now they do help in protection!.Yea,it could have gouged out an eyeball etc..

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    Better to be hot and sweaty in a helmet than cold and dead in the morgue.
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