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Getting taken out by a kangaroo

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2401
Location: Canberra, Australia

1/31/18 4:58 AM

Getting taken out by a kangaroo

You might have already seen this one, as it seems to have been making the rounds. Looks a bit ugly for the female cyclist:

I've had a couple of close encounters with kangaroos while cycling, but haven't actually hit one or had one hit me. A couple of friends have sustained broken bones, though, after colliding with kangaroos and wallabies. They're very erratic and unpredictable and quite fast - the engineer at Volvo in charge of animal avoidance spent several weeks out here a couple of years back studying kangaroos, and commented that it's much harder to design an animal avoidance system for kangaroos than one for avoiding elk or reindeer.

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Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 526
Location: Montreal

1/31/18 10:01 AM


Notice in the comments how a couple of media sites attempt to obtain rights to distribute the videi

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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16974
Location: Portland, OR

1/31/18 10:52 AM

I have come close-ish to deer 3 times, one of those times had me more worried. The deer had got stuck between the fences on the MUT and I came up over a rise I had powered up. It was ping ponging trying to jump back over both side alternately. Only every other try was on the I-205 side. I was afraid if he decided going past me was a choice. The hoof noise under the little path underpass was loud and stimulating. So more adrenaline, and I had just dome an interval charge up the ride to get there... ;)

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