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Old 10-19-2013, 08:05 PM
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:24 PM
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"Horrendous news for the seagull"

No sh*t!

How to go from 30 km/h to 230 km/h in 0.001 Seconds

One less flying rat Downunder.

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Old 10-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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What amazes me is aside from ducking under the windscreen for a moment, he didn't even flinch. The bike didn't even budge...
Old 10-20-2013, 01:38 AM
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Yeah, his reaction is very cool and controlled; but what I found interesting was the aerodynamic effect.

Once that bird flew up into the wall of disturbed air in front of the bike, it had absolutely zero choice about where it was going. Check out the slo mo around the 25 sec mark.

He didn't so much "hit a bird"; he simply vacuumed it up as he was riding round the track.

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:08 AM
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Haha, it does happen from time to time - its not new to Phillip Island, although it being caught in the brake line was strange.

Remember this from last year's IOMTT

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