Riding near the Grampians along a straight stretch single lane width road yesterday morning at 9.30am, doing a fair clip. I spotted a big Eastern Grey Roo standing on the side of the road, I think he was about 30-50m away. I jumped on the brakes straight away but of course he decides to jump right into the middle of the road. I washed off a fair bit of speed and as I reached him (I was expecting full head on hit) we managed to separate slightly. I thought i had made it then felt the front deflect left (under brakes) from hitting either the tail or the back end of him. Next thing Im sliding down the road with my Firestorm following. Spent the next 4 hours in the hospital but no broken bones, just some grazes and a bruised hip. Should heal pretty quickly. I was wearing all the gear but still wore through the textile jacket and leather pants i was wearing. In reflection I was extremely lucky that I didn't collect the bastard head on. After moving here 4 years ago I pegged the roos as the greatest risk for me on a bike. I didn't have the room to swerve unfortunately as that option had trees on either side of the road. Bike has mainly cosmetic damage, the oggy took a beating. Will get it assessed next week and await the insurance outcome. Ride safe!