I did learn by the end of my trip to ride at a speed i would be happy to hit a skippy at.
?? "hit a skippy" ? can you help us north americans with a translation...
Hit a skippy - slang for hit a kangaroo.
Comes from the show "Skippy the bush kangaroo."
Was made in Aus in the late sixties.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skippy_ ... h_Kangaroo
I hit / brushed 3 of them on my trip, luckily i was travelling a low speeds everytime and had no major dramas. In dense bush they run around during the day.
A lot of people arent so lucky on bikes if travelling at speed with them.
But we also have wild goats, camels, horses, wombats and free roaming farm cows to keep an eye out for.
In Queensland the stupid cane toads are also a problem if you hit one - just like hitting a big rock or a turtle.
Skippys generally come out at dusk to the side of the road looking for water and thats why not a lot of Aussies ride bikes at that time of day.