Thanks to US Airways putting their Airbus in the Hudson river, everyone is now aware of the danger of birds. In case you missed that little news item, here's a summary:
I've hit birds as well, with airplanes, pellet guns, trucks, and now . . .
My mountain bike!
There would've been pictures except that the phone (with its built-in camera) ended up in the mighty raging LA River. Okay, maybe that's overstating it just a little . . . how about the lame, tepid, barely liquid LA River (but liquid enough to do in the phone, nonetheless). Fortunately it was the spare el-cheapo phone I carry on the bike. No permanent damage to me, the bike, or the pigeon. But I'm thinking of adding a pellet gun to the bike's equipment list . . .