Attacked on the road by a feathered fiend!

So – just a head’s up for those of you heading out west on 52. It’s not just the cars or dogs you have to watch out for. I was happily headed out of Mitchell for a ride on this sunny afternoon and suddenly I had this evil little black bird dive bombing me and actually flapping away on top of my helmet!!! And if once wasn’t enough, the same nasty devil came after me on the way back too; just on the west side of Mitchell right about where Hans likes to park his truck when he’s out riding/running. See, another reason to wear a helmet when riding. I tell you, if I owned a pellet gun and thought I could ride with it, I’d have a surprise for that bird too! (OOOooopps! Did the animal loving veterinarian say that out loud?)
Anyway – you’ve been warned… 🙂

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One of the "honorary Mennonites" in tights, I have and continue to enjoy the commaraderie and conversation to be had riding with the group. One of the few Women-ites in Tights, she hopes there'll be more females to join the group one day! :) The "boys" are very welcoming!

5 thoughts on “Attacked on the road by a feathered fiend!

  1. Val,
    Twice this year it has happened to me. The first time riding on #12 in front of the RCMP station @ 6 am on a Sunday morning. Quite the surprise when she (I make that assumption) hit me on the helmet.
    The second time was just this last Sunday somewhere between Kane and Lowefarm on Hwy 23. I had stopped due to a required “nature break” when I got hammered on the helmet again. On a positive note I didn’t lose concentration nor grip when it happened. I was thinking later what the cause was; that I was intruding on territory or some other reason.
    Interesting that they attack like that, some parents just need to be overly protective!

  2. Last night and again tonight!! The same evil little bird attacked my Head as well!! I thought it was just me!! Glad to know that I’m not the only one to have a “Hitchcock” moment, lets hope the little bugger has no relatives in the area!!

  3. Okay Ron, I’ll get on that helmet washing thing… 😉
    But, yeah, Hitchcock moment is the perfect way to describe it. I think there are a few more relatives along the highway further west but they just tend to fly over, talk a good game and then leave.
    However, Jake’s story almost made me send coffee through my nose when I read it – careful on the “potty” breaks in the ditch; never know when those critters will take exception!

  4. I never knew what they meant when they said “Get a grip!”. Now I know – thanks, Jac. Just be glad he was after your big head – not your little one!

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