Motorized Bicycle vs Snakezilla

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Scootmeister, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Scootmeister

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    It was a beautiful day so I decided to adjust the Mikuni carb on my motorized bicycle. I had just installed a new pipe and the bike was running lean. I was flying down the road at WOT to do a plug chop when I realized I was right on top of a large snake crawling across the road. Before I could react I heard a crunch and felt a slight bump. When I looked in the mirror I could see the snake rolling and wiggling like it was trying to tie itself in a knott. I hurried home to get my wife who jumped on her scooter and we rode back to the snake. There in the middle of the road was the largest copperhead I've ever seen. Unfortunately, we didnt have our phones with us, so no photos.
     
  2. wheelbender6

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    Did the snake die?
     
  3. Scootmeister

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    The crows were fighting over it so I'm thinking it was bona fide road kill, MB style.
     
  4. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I like snakes myself and have owned some truly huge ones but a copperhead is nothing to mess with, and it's not like you aimed for him. You couldn't do anything to avoid it. Sh%$ happens.
    Shoulda got some pics though...
     
  5. dodge dude94

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    So you can get roadkill from an motorized bicycle.

    I always wondered about that.
     
  6. Scootmeister

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    A snake or a frog, that's ok, nothing bigger.
     
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    Anybody ever taken out a squirrel? I've nearly ran over several...
     
  8. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I've had chipmunks run under my tire twice while riding (with predictable results for the chipmunk)and I clipped a squirrel once but he kept right on truckin' down the road.
    He didn't even slow down, just bounced off.
     
  9. LR Jerry

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    No animals on my bike yet. Did have a bee fly down inside of my tank top shirt one time got stung really good.
     
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    So no one has flat ran over the torso of the animal? Inquiring minds want to know. lol
     
  11. xseler

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    If you'd like a posterior puckering moment, run over an armadillo on a motorcycle........turned out to be a non-event.

    Also had an owl hit me in the side of my helmet --- had a kink in my neck for a month. The owl didn't ever do that again.
     
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    That sounds like it would suck.

    Just a little. :D
     
  13. KenX

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    One day after it was raining cats and dogs I ran over a poodle and it got my pants leg wet. Get it poodle....puddle. Yeah, that's what I thought when I heard this little funny. Good time to leave I suppose.
     
  14. Russell

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    I keep a snake in my basement shop, better than a cat for controlling mice. One evening when I was working down there the kids asked if they could feed it. I told them yes, but just one small meat ball and water. While I was working they fed it. I looked over and the snake was going crazy, rolling and tossing like crazy. I ask the kids what the **** did to it. They admitted they put some of my gasoline in the meatball. Holy crap for about 5 minutes it convulsed and then just curled up in a coil and stopped.
     
  15. Scootmeister

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    Have you checked for hamburger in your gas tank?
     
  16. Mike B

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    Vicious children ya got there Russell.
     
  17. Russell

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    Really wasn't that bad, the snake didn't die. He just RAN OUT OF GAS!

     
  18. Mike B

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    Cool. Still there munching mice eh?

    Good to know.
     
  19. placidscene

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    way before I knew about motorized bicycles, I was riding my mountain bike down the street and a small cat got spooked by me and ran straight between my front and back tire. I ran right over its middle section with my back tire. I got up and took off. I think it was ok, although probably soar for a while.
     

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