I ran over a frog on a little wooden bridge 3 years ago. It managed to jump into the river just after. I don’t know how much it was injured…
I also bumped slightly into a very little, angry dog. It was on a leash but its owner didn’t pay attention and the dog kept barking at me while actually blocking my way by moving left and right. I continued to ride and I dismounted just when I bumped (slightly) it. The dog didn’t have any injury, I barely touched it with my wheel… And the owner, surprised, shouted “you scared my dog!”.
every year the park I ride in most gets covered in Lubber Grasshoppers, these things are rather large and they cover the sidewalks during the mating season. I have run over way more than I like as it’s hard to dodge them and they will move under you as well
So here’s what people on this thread ran over from April 2021 until now:
I ran over …
a pool of human blood
a dung beetle
a main road
the third dog
half of a snake
way more grasshoppers than I like.
What is the story behind THAT photo?
Amazing that it only weighs 13.5 lbs!
Looks straight out of the Road Warrior.
I blame the dogs on that. They’re horrendously careless animals. Same with squirrels and chipmunks.
@Felgenbremse, half a snake? Was it already dead?
@Canapin, I blame the dog, and the owner.
@aj1500, when it’s that bad there is only so much a person can do. That was unavoidable.
@newuser, a car doesn’t suprise me. We have a lot of drunk drivers out here. Which is why I will not be riding in the streets.
All unicycles weigh 13.5 lbs.
Same, the more I ride, the less I like them, because they are just unpredictable.
With pedestrians, it is easy:
- Has he seen me? Yes : no big deal, No : let’s aboud him in case he decides to change his path.
With cars, it is easy too:
- Coming from the front, no big deal. Coming from behind, let’s go back on my handlebars and slow down a ery little bit.
But with dogs, it’s really hard
- Has it seen me ? Of course not he doesn’t care.
- Is it attached? Can the rope be a problem if it decides to cross the road?
- Will it try to jump on me?
- Will it do a dumb thing that only fogs do?
- How will the owner react?
Do you carry mace for the violent dogs?
No, I have ly legs to go away fast, and if I really had a problem, it would receive a quick in the head, or a heavy steel uni. But I would probably get injured. So my favourite option is to keep my distances with dogs, and to just go away if they starg being dumb.
Yeah, it was already dead. It was the back from it . I stopped before I roll over the snake with my wheel. It was 250 km from my home, I was on a shirt weekend trip with my Muni.
I’ve nearly hit a few of those kamikaze squirrels, but luckily haven’t run one over yet. There was also a bird on the side of the sidewalk and as I passed it it jumped out and skittered across in front of me. By some magic I managed to slow down enough and swerve so as not to hit it(might have actually run over the edge of a feather but nothing serious I don’t think). I don’t know why it didn’t just fly away before I got too close. I’ve also half run over a friends uni when he upds ahead of me and I don’t have time to dismount before half running over his uni.
It reminds a weird encounter I made 2 months ago. It’s off-topic, but well.
I was on a walk with a friend and a magpie landed on a stone wall just next to us. We stopped and looked at it, and it was doing the same. It was very close, less than 50cm from us. After looking at each other for a while, I took a picture.
The beautiful bird didn’t fly away, so I tried to pet him gently on the head (yeah, I know, I shouldn’t do that).
The magpie didn’t seem to like that and, lightning-fast, pinched and maintained a bit my finger in its beak before releasing me.
Then it probably silently judged me, and then only after a while, flew away.
What an interesting encounter.
Also, my finger 3 days after
That is a really strange encounter!
@Unigoof, was your’s a Pigeon? They can be dossle like that. Otherwise, the only probable explanation for both birds behavior is a person may have hand raised them.