On my way back from Adel via bike on the Raccoon River Trail, out of nowhere, one of these black birds started chirping at me as I rode along at about 15MPH. Funny thing was, the chirping became screaming and it was getting closer. I looked back and immediately had the adrenaline surge and the "flight instinct" when this savage beast was inches from my head. I waved my arm (one still on the handlebars) and started screaming profanities.
I’m guessing I accelerated to 25mph at full clip before my Hitchcock moment past…but for a moment…I felt quite a bit of peril.
It must have looked interesting to passers by to see me seizuring with absolutely nothing around me but open space and blue skies.