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There has to be something unlucky about that. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
There were three fighting in the air as I crossed the light rail tracks and one flew right into my windshield. Scared the crap out of me.<br><br>
I now return you to your regularly scheduled multisport programming.
 

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Oof!<br><br>
I've come close to hitting birds, but they always manage to veer away.<br><br>
I DID almost run over a suicidal squirrel this weekend. He went back and forth, back and forth, as if trying to dare me to hit him.<br><br>
Hope the windshield survived. ick.
 

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That's what you get for living near the water<br><br>
or<br><br>
karma is a b!itch and they were the fighting spirits of those dastardly co-workers
 

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a pigeon flew into the side of my xterra the other day. freaked me out - they're supposed to avoid me!<br><br>
no bad karma, since seagulls and pigeons are basically rats with wings.
 

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When I was younger, my dad was driving us to school, and as we went under an overpass, a semi driving across the overpass scared all the birds perched under it. We counted eight bird marks on the windshield!
 

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I think you get a headwind in your face for the rest of your life. Or your water bottle springs a perpetual leak.<br><br>
Or something like that.<br><br>
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Schweet! Those birds should be about 60 miles west of here anyways. Glad you stayed on the road.<br><br>
Do I need to file a glass claim?
 

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My friend Joe killed a bird with his mountain bike. Joe's about 6-6, 300lbs, has the speed and agility of a tortise and can leap like a rhinoceros. This bird decided "Today is a good day to die" and flew across the trail about a foot off the ground; a little less than "hub high." Joe hit him and just smacked him down to the ground ... like swatting a fly, but flies don't crunch-squeek. Joe was really upset about it, very upset, more upset than a straight man should. It made the ride home very somber. Joe played The Cure all the way home. Made me wish he'd run ME over with his bike!!!<br><br>
I don't ride with Joe anymore.
 

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No but I may make you clean the windshield. I'm still grossed out.
 

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Thanks for the laugh!<br><br>
Mel: Someone must have found my voodoo doll.
 

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Bet he didn't signal either........<br><br>
Think of it as mental focus training for Alcatraz.<br>
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On my birthday I was on the way to the gym an ran over a bunny. My co-workers were really nice about telling me that it was an assisted suicide and that I shouldn't feel to bad. But he has 4 good luck charms on him!
 

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My BF once hit (and killed) the first robin of spring- how's that for bad luck <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Glad you weren't bike commuting Hobey. Let's take this as a sign that things at work are at their worst and will soon turn the corner. Why not?
 

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Uh...had I been on the bike I would have called BrewDad to pick me up and called in sick.
 

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Yikes Hobey! I hope this is a sign that things have gotten as worse as they're going to get for you.<br><br>
I remember driving up on the freeway back in my college days when a big ol' barn owl slowly lumbered like a Goodyear Blimp from a field up ahead and lined up right in the middle lane headed directly toward my windshield. I couldn't switch lanes because there were cars on either side of me, so I ducked and cringed as soon as I thought we would collide.<br><br>
Thankfully, the airstream over the car lifted the owl over my car roof. I glanced back and it nearly clipped another car before he finally gained some more altitude and turned off to the side.
 

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I ducked too and then started laughing because of how silly that must have looked. Then I started worrying that there were gross seagull parts on my roof rack. Thankfully, the answer was no.
 
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