I have seen two Youtube videos where guys hit deer and stayed upright
One was doing 150kmh + on a straight, the other was doing less but had a bit of lean on
On the whole shoo-roo things and the whistle things you can stick on - if animals get freaked out by the noise, why don't cows and sheep also hot foot it when you go past... food for thought... mmm... lunch time :p. me thinks they don't work. I had the stick on jobbys when i lived down south for a year and never hit anything but then again regardless of having them or not, I adjusted my speed accordingly during roo-time (dawn and dusk).
What I don't understand is why you would want to scare a roo. You are probably just as likely to disturb a resting animal and have it bounce across your path as you are to have one avoid you.
Warning: The above post was probably written while under the influence.
Hey.... a few weeks ago near channel 10 or whatever in Dianella twice in the same week a kangaroo decided to start crossiing as i was approaching..... first time i had to slam on brakes and i think i just nudged his head with the bumper, 2nd time i was a bit more ready... this was in a car mind you .. if i was on my bike the first time i would of been a bit hurt i reckon
Roo just stuuuupid. Last year i hit a roo, it was standing in the middle of the road. i slowed down (to about 20kph fom 60kph) and try to go around him, but suddently he moved directly in to my car and straight to the tyre (i was driving office car, Hilux wih a bit oversized tyre).
This morning the same thing happend again. the roo was standing still in the middle of road, i was doing 120kph. based on my previous experience, instead of slowing, i kept on going hoping he might move. he moved but to the wrong direction and i hit him Straight in the middle of the roo bar, went underneath the car, no damage (can't say the same thing with the roo tho, its dead, blood every where). stopped and have to drag it off the road.
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