I was going to post this in the Near Miss forum but really it was a 100% hit so didn't think it suit. Why cats are scum: Riding around in Sorrento last Sunday in absolutely perfect weather, fiddling around on the bike along the bendier roads to be found there. I was doing about 60km/h on a nice right hand bend when a cat decided to dart out from the bushes straight under my front wheel as I'm leaned over, bike gave way and nose dived to the outside of the turn. Yay! Damage: One very deceased cat with no collar, the obvious scrape damage to exhaust, brake lever, brake pedal, mirror, fairings and handlebars that point right when the forks and wheel are straight. To myself? Surprisingly little actually, only heavily grazed my right knee against my kevlar jeans. Battlescars on my jacket and boots plus some written off gloves so quite happy with how the gear fared. Although, I am sore as all hell, 'went-to-the-gym-for-9-hours-yesterday' type sore. Like I said: Cats are scum. This might sound strange to some, but as I'm writing this I'm quite looking forward to starting repairs on the bike really as the only real cost will be fairings (which had some damage when I bought them anyway). No real point to this, I just felt like whinging about it!