Anyone got any new stories from this year? Any close calls? Here is my latest from about a month ago. I'm out on Houghton Lake in the Limberlost area at about 8:00pm (pitch black out). I have been running the same path back and forth for a few times for safety, and then I hit warp drive. Bang! The motor spins to 8000 rpm and locks in place while the clutch shifts out at an arm wrenching pace. Before you can say, "Holy smokes" the Speedo is up past 100 mph. Then I see a blur of black go by "Zip" I mean it was a blur. I realize quickly that it was a big black dog! I lift on the throttle and grab some serious brake. The clutch and motor screaming in protest! Anyone with RER reverse knows what I'm talking about! Well, that got my attention. I guess when you can't really see way out there in front of you, it is wise to keep the afterburners unlit. Had I creamed that dog, I could have been seriously injured. I was lucky on that one. Anyone else do something they are not proud of? Lets hear it!