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  • Last night I ran over a badger.
  • Premier Icon Bregante
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    🙂
    Massive aren’t they. I had one run across my path a couple of years ago and it scared the bejeesus out of me.

    Premier Icon Mike-E
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    Is the bike OK?

    bellefied
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    😐 thought this was a euphemuism for something … disappointed now 😆

    crosshair
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    Seen almost as many badgers as sheep on the SDW Maxx Exposure last year 😀
    Wouldn’t want to run into one mind you.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Bike is fine, bit of fur on the big ring :wink:. Do wonder if I would have been better on a fatbike.

    Premier Icon ndg
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    Ran over one at full steam on my old Orange 5, stayed on more by luck than judgement. Both wheels and clipped it with my pedal – they are seriously solid!

    I managed the same on a gravelly descent. Badger ran under the bike on a night ride. Cue running over it with the back wheel, which launched me in the air.
    Cost me 1 Giro lid, one front wheel, two claret knees and 3 broken ribs. Badger 1 Me 0

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    15 years ago – Badger 1, Astra GTE oil sump 0.

    Car caught fire a year later. The badger God had his revenge.

    tomj
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    Be careful – you’ll have Brian May after you.

    What tyres for badger culling?

    I startled one on a piece of Dorset singletrack which promptly shot out of the hedgerow. The rider behind me ran over it and went clean over the bars. Badger carried on as if nothing happened.

    Premier Icon tom200
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    Badger proof bikes are nexus years big thing so you are well ahead of the game! I hit a bat with my face the other week, the little brighter was stuck flapping under my peak!

    I got knocked off by one and it broke my exposure light, I thought I’d done my collar bone too. I sent it back to Exposure with a note explaining it was badger related and they fixed it for free 🙂

    Spin
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    At about the same time you hit the badger my life was being saved by a DJ.

    skiboy
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    My mate Paul ran over a badgers head while it was trying to get the hell out the way 🙂

    Saturday night last, chilterns between wendover and cadstone,

    great night riding+pint of ale at cadstone=hilarious badger incident *.

    *had to be there applies.

    Great night, chalky and fast trails on a warm night with some good friends.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    Riding along, minding my own business, then heard something come crashing through the fence before it just missed my front wheel but took the full force of my rear wheel. I nearly shat my pants. Luckily I had GW with me and when the black and white furry bandit spotted him he took off into the woods. I was glad he seemed OK as I’m fresh out of Hellfire missiles.

    sweepy
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    If you hit a badger and killed it, but the next rider hit it again and had 650b wheels, would it come back alive?

    tomj
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    Would a 29er roll over a badger carcass better or would the panel recommend a 650b??

    seavers
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    If you hit a badger and killed it, but the next rider hit it again and had 650b wheels, would it come back alive?

    Chuckles 🙂 …yeah much like they would a trail. I read that in a magazine.

    pondo
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    Badger 1 corsa 0 – hit one driving home late, little feller tore through the fuel lines, £200 to fix plus forty quid in the tank gone to waste.

    They’re like little black and white tanks.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    I had one run between my wheels a year or two back, it whacked my foot (not a euphemism) as it went past and I can confirm that they are solid little buggers. A mate was sent sailing OTB by one not long after.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    What tyres for badger culling?

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    Premier Icon righog
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    Have been Tested for T.B yet ?

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    What tyres for badger culling?

    Tubeless

    Premier Icon colp
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    I saw the thread title and thought The Smiths had a new song out.

    numbnut
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    I had exactly the same thing happen last year.

    Strangest one was being hit by a “flying” snail. A bird was attempting to drop it onto the road to break the shell just as i was riding past!

    bellefied
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    **** me, I didn’t know there were so many badgers in Britain, next time Bill Oddie is trying to coax one out for the cameras (not a euphemism) I’ll tell him to ride his bike past its sett! 😀

    kevin1911
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    Blimey, lots of incidents. Almost like they’re trying to badger us off the trails.

    Sorry….

    Premier Icon colp
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    I don’t think it’s that black and white Kevin.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I ran over a badgers nose out on my bike once, it was lurking in some long grass.

    It made a horrible crunching noise.

    It was only after I’d turned round and gone back I found it was already dead.

    felt
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    It’s not like you sett out to do it on purpose

    (Must read whole thread first…)

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Ran over a myxy rabbit a couple of weekends ago, went back to put it out of its misery, was going to quickly snap its neck, on closer inspection didn’t like the look of the big lumps on its head, so killed it with a big rock to the head… didn’t realise those big lumps were full of lots of pus…

    kevin1911
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    Ohhh….just when I have a mouthful of sandwich. Thanks bigjim 🙄

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