Well I did today. I was riding down Cypress on the straightaway, when a robin-sized bird came from the bottom right and flew right in front of me. It smoked my helmet on the left side of the visor. I was doing about 170 so I slowed down and stopped. I expected to see some blood, but there was just a big scuff on my visor. I was going to go back and see if it was on the road or something, but I wasn't really sure how far it was up the road, being that the straightaway pretty much all looks the same (and I had slowed and stopped from doing 170).
My head got knocked quite hard and now my neck is stiff and starting to hurt. If the bird is not dead, he will be hurting too.
Oh yeah, and I got home and took off the visor to clean it, and part of the plastic connecting ratchet mechanism is cracked. Shitty.
Has this happened to anyone else? Birds fly in front of my bike all the time on narrow windy roads like Marine Drive in West Van, and I always think one will smoke the front of my bike but I never expected them to hit my head!
I now need a helmet part: