Been riding for two months now and hate parking it. Got almost 2k on the little EX250, just can't get enough. Riding home from work last night though caught a junebug right square in the throat! Nice splat factor and it's been a while since being shot by a BB gun! Got home and the girlfriend asked why I had the welt on my throat. I've been glanced by them and had quite a few whack the facemask pretty good, and even had a starling side swipe the engine block, but dang this thing hurt! Oh well that's part of the fun, huh! What's the biggest thing you've had hit you? I also ride through deer territory for most of my miles, what is the normal consequence to the rider when your bike splits a deer in half at 60-70mph?? Would a heavier bike protect me anymore, I'm thinking of moving up to a 700's class bike in the near future?