New guy here with 05GS. Like to share my story from several years ago on 1800VTX. Riding the Texas hill country early Sunday morning come across fresh deer road kill and turkey buzzards are feasting on it. From a few hundred feet back I see that they are about to take off so I don't slow down much doing around 65..........needless to say they gorged themselves so much one couldn't get airborne fast enough so turns into the wind which was at my back and he flies straight into me. He barely hits the top of my short windshield, the force knocks it back about 15 degrees, I duck me head and it bounces off my shorty helmet and knocks it off my head (had it straped losely). Okay no big deal get off the bike and straighten things up. After this little incident I decide to slow down abit..........20 miles later in some twisties coming into a blind turn what do I encounter......a sports bike on its side sliding down the road (with no one on board, he was in the bushes) right at me......karma was on my side the bike stopped just as I stopped, it hit me at a couple mph, it dinged the fork guard, knicked the front rim and bruised my ankle (I got about 1200 bucks from his insurance). So after this interesting ride in the hill country when I get home I get off the bike to open the garage door and a wasp stings me on the neck..............I've been riding 2 wheels since 1962 so I guess this ain't bad after all these years!