How dangerous are rabbits?



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zzapper

Guest
Hi,
There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?

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zzapper

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vernon

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"zzapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?
>

Depends...
 
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Marc Brett

Guest
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 15:09:44 -0700, zzapper <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hi,
>There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
>my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
>one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?


Richond Park has a perticularly wonderful downhill bordered by
rabbit-infested bracken on either side. When our daughter was
bike-seat-sized, I whizzed down it, and of course a rabbit wandered onto
the Tamsin Trail. It was a choice between a crash with the baby, or
rabbit stew. Thump thump went the wheels, and I couldn't stop neither,
so missed out on the stew. I still feel guilty about it.
 
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Martin Dann

Guest
zzapper wrote:
> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?



When I was a child I kept a had a couple of pet bunnies.
One of them made General Woundwort look like a passavist.
The other was as calm as anything.

btw if you do kill one, you have to be careful how you
prepare it for cooking.
 
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Paul Cassel

Guest
zzapper wrote:
> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?
>

They're remarkably delicate. You'll just cut them in half. You won't be
upset unless you lose your mental equilibrium.
 
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burt

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"zzapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?



Rabbits are very safe, being so lucky by having no less than four lucky
rabbit's feet.
 
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John B

Guest
burt wrote:

> Rabbits are very safe, being so lucky by having no less than four lucky
> rabbit's feet.


They wear *four* cycling helmets?

IGMC

John B
 
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Paul Boyd

Guest
zzapper said the following on 18/07/2007 23:09:
> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?


Depends on whether you cook it properly or not, I guess :)

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Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 

permajeo

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As someone else has said you'll probably end up with two half rabbits and a messy wheel. And I doubt if you'll even lose much speed, unlike the poor sod on the TdF who hit a bloody great dog.



zzapper said:
Hi,
There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?

--
zzapper

http://SuccessTheory.com/tips/
 
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p.k.

Guest
Marc Brett wrote:
> Richond Park has a perticularly wonderful downhill bordered by
> rabbit-infested bracken on either side. When our daughter was
> bike-seat-sized, I whizzed down it, and of course a rabbit wandered
> onto the Tamsin Trail. It was a choice between a crash with the
> baby, or rabbit stew. Thump thump went the wheels, and I couldn't
> stop neither, so missed out on the stew. I still feel guilty about
> it.


Don't feel guilty, just be thankful it was not a 7 point stag!

pk
 
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Paul Boyd

Guest
Marc Brett said the following on 18/07/2007 23:29:

> Richond Park has a perticularly wonderful downhill bordered by
> rabbit-infested bracken on either side. When our daughter was
> bike-seat-sized, I whizzed down it, and of course a rabbit wandered onto
> the Tamsin Trail. It was a choice between a crash with the baby, or
> rabbit stew. Thump thump went the wheels, and I couldn't stop neither,
> so missed out on the stew. I still feel guilty about it.


I had a squirrel dash into my front wheel once when I was doing a
reasonable speed - I actually heard the spokes twang! I stopped, looked
back, and there was the squirrel sitting in the path with a "WTF?"
expression on his face. Then he scampered off!

--
Paul Boyd
http://www.paul-boyd.co.uk/
 
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Roger Merriman

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Paul Boyd <[email protected]> wrote:

> Marc Brett said the following on 18/07/2007 23:29:
>
> > Richond Park has a perticularly wonderful downhill bordered by
> > rabbit-infested bracken on either side. When our daughter was
> > bike-seat-sized, I whizzed down it, and of course a rabbit wandered onto
> > the Tamsin Trail. It was a choice between a crash with the baby, or
> > rabbit stew. Thump thump went the wheels, and I couldn't stop neither,
> > so missed out on the stew. I still feel guilty about it.

>
> I had a squirrel dash into my front wheel once when I was doing a
> reasonable speed - I actually heard the spokes twang! I stopped, looked
> back, and there was the squirrel sitting in the path with a "WTF?"
> expression on his face. Then he scampered off!



i did hear that one of the blokes from school driving prob too fast in
the lanes hit a ram, which the car bonnet folded around and then got up
and gave him a look and wandered off.

roger
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www.rogermerriman.com
 
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Roger Merriman

Guest
zzapper <[email protected]> wrote:

> Hi,
> There are dozens of rabbits along my favorite run. I whistle or ring
> my bell to clear the path, but I guess inevitably one day I will hit
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?
>
> --
> zzapper
>
> http://SuccessTheory.com/tips/


probably fine depending on speed and bike, rabbit would be a few pounds
at most.

roger
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www.rogermerriman.com
 
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Tony Raven

Guest
Roger Merriman wrote:
>
>
> i did hear that one of the blokes from school driving prob too fast in
> the lanes hit a ram, which the car bonnet folded around and then got up
> and gave him a look and wandered off.
>


I can beat that. Many moons ago when I was doing some consulting for
Portals (the bank note paper people) they showed me one of their rep
cars that had a hemi-cylindrical indentation across the roof. The rep
had been driving down one of those high sided narrow country lanes when
there was a big bang and the roof caved in. He stopped and got out of
the car to find a horse straddled across the roof, front legs one side,
rear legs the other and complete with very embarrassed rider in the
saddle. Moral of the story: Don't jump a hedge unless you know what's
on the other side.

Tony
 
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Phil Cook

Guest
Paul Boyd wrote:

>I had a squirrel dash into my front wheel once when I was doing a
>reasonable speed - I actually heard the spokes twang! I stopped, looked
>back, and there was the squirrel sitting in the path with a "WTF?"
>expression on his face. Then he scampered off!


He as lucky!!!

http://unix.rulez.org/~calver/pictures/squirrel_bike.jpg

Not for the squeamish!!!

--
Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
 
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Roger Merriman

Guest
Tony Raven <[email protected]> wrote:

> Roger Merriman wrote:
> >
> >
> > i did hear that one of the blokes from school driving prob too fast in
> > the lanes hit a ram, which the car bonnet folded around and then got up
> > and gave him a look and wandered off.
> >

>
> I can beat that. Many moons ago when I was doing some consulting for
> Portals (the bank note paper people) they showed me one of their rep
> cars that had a hemi-cylindrical indentation across the roof. The rep
> had been driving down one of those high sided narrow country lanes when
> there was a big bang and the roof caved in. He stopped and got out of
> the car to find a horse straddled across the roof, front legs one side,
> rear legs the other and complete with very embarrassed rider in the
> saddle. Moral of the story: Don't jump a hedge unless you know what's
> on the other side.
>
> Tony


yup rather have!

roger
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www.rogermerriman.com
 
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Phil Cook

Guest
David Hansen wrote:

>On Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:59:56 +0100 someone who may be Phil Cook
><[email protected]> wrote this:-
>
>>http://unix.rulez.org/~calver/pictures/squirrel_bike.jpg

>
>That's the way to deal with squirrels. Pity it was a red one.


Huh? It is well grey - on the outside. :) Real reds have tufted ears.
Once you've seen a real red it is obvious that why they are called
red. The greys are just a bit rusty in places by comparison.

http://www.wightfarmholidays.co.uk/islandinfo/redsquirrels.html
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Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
 
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TerryJ

Guest
> one.That won't be very good for the rabbit but how risky is it for me?

Judging by the tdf/dog incident I guess that if you hit said rabbit
with a £sqillion race bike the bike will disintegrate and dump you on
the road.Most of us need not worry so much.

TerryJ