Hey all, Heading for work at 1am this morning, as I'm coming round one of the few bends I have doing about 80km, I see a dark object off to the right. As I aproach it starts to move onto the road. I drop down to around 60, said object keeps coming straight for me. manage to come to a standstill and upright. realise it's a bull-calf that has got out of it's paddock. It got to about 2' away before it decided to turn away, thoght it was going to walk straight over me. Anyway was a near miss thankfully. Good thing I always watch the sides of the roads expecting something like that to happen, especially when it's dark. that has always been my biggest fear while riding, that i would have a collision with some kind of animal. One thing I must master though is gearing down while emergency braking, had some fun getting the bike back to first with the sequensial gearbox. good thing it was early morning with no cars around. AHHH ya gotta love the country life, no traffic lights, just the odd farmer or two moving his cows across the road.