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    Deer me

    HS! I've had two close encounters with deer, but nothing like this.

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    Damn Deer always Dart into the road. I street moto in the hills a lot and that's what I think about.

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    Scary, for all involved. Deadly for the antlered guy.


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    I was on a group(40-50 riders) ride "back in the day". It was spring morning, rolling along double file 24-25 mph, sun glinting off the dew covered fields when someone says "look at the deer." It was a buck and a doe eating grass, then they decide to run along the fence. Suddenly it was "look out for the deer" when they suddenly jumped the fence and headed straight for us. The deer took out the first 4 riders and I was next in line. My most vivid memory was seeing and hearing the skittering of the deer hooves on the damp asphalt as they jumped up and ran off before I could even slow down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    HS! I've had two close encounters with deer, but nothing like this.

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    causality

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    Hitting a deer with your car is always a losing proposition. You have to pay your insurance deductible, but nature is only out a buck.
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    This summer while riding in a paceline at 30mph, we had a deer run across the road, nose dive, and slide right through a gap between riders. I don't know how we survived.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SauronHimself View Post
    Hitting a deer with your car is always a losing proposition. You have to pay your insurance deductible, but nature is only out a buck.
    The problem is that money doesn’t grow on trees, but bucks come from the woods...

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    Deer me

    Quote Originally Posted by steelbikerider View Post
    My most vivid memory was seeing and hearing the skittering of the deer hooves on the damp asphalt as they jumped up and ran off before I could even slow down.
    I’ve had close calls and also vividly recognize/remember the sound of panicked hooves on asphalt...



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    I have had quite a few deer experiences in cars/on motorcycles but thankfully not on my bicycle. Where I live, there are few trees and what trees there are aren't very close to the road. So you have a good amount of warning at bike speeds. Some areas on the MUT paths are bad, though and I have to be extra careful in early mornings especially.

    My wife and I were on the motorcycle once and we had a doe run out in front of us. I slowed down, but didn't see the fawn following. I barely missed it; it knocked my foot off the peg. I nearly filled my drawers. Should have bought a lottery ticket that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauronHimself View Post
    Hitting a deer with your car is always a losing proposition. You have to pay your insurance deductible, but nature is only out a buck.
    Or it could be out some doe........
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    had the cameraman been just one half second slower at some point in his day, we could have gotten a much better close up of the deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    had the cameraman been just one half second slower at some point in his day, we could have gotten a much better close up of the deer.
    Similar to collision with this bike.
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    ^ hades bike, post deer ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjdhawkhill View Post
    Scary, for all involved. Deadly for the antlered guy.
    Hmmm. I would guess that hitting a deer broad side with a bike would be like hitting a wall and send you on a flyjng lesson. Probably more deadly for the cyclist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Hmmm. I would guess that hitting a deer broad side with a bike would be like hitting a wall and send you on a flyjng lesson. Probably more deadly for the cyclist.
    Years ago, I hit the broadside of a deer at about 10 mph impact speed. Luckily, I hit the gut and got grazed by a hoof as it scrambled away. Smelled pretty bad, if I remember correctly....
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    Well at least you don't have to worry about kangaroos over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Hmmm. I would guess that hitting a deer broad side with a bike would be like hitting a wall and send you on a flyjng lesson. Probably more deadly for the cyclist.
    My first response was directly on point with the video in the thread starting post. Scary for the cyclists and driver. Deadly for the deer. But only scary for the cyclists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kjdhawkhill View Post
    My first response was directly on point with the video in the thread starting post. Scary for the cyclists and driver. Deadly for the deer. But only scary for the cyclists.


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    OK, have to admit I didn't watch the video. I don't have unlimited data on my phone and steaming eats that up really quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    OK, have to admit I didn't watch the video. I don't have unlimited data on my phone and steaming eats that up really quick.
    You don't want to watch the video. Felt really bad for the deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    OK, have to admit I didn't watch the video. I don't have unlimited data on my phone and steaming eats that up really quick.
    The deer got hit by a car, and went pirouetting through the air.....

    Well at least you don't have to worry about kangaroos over there.


    As far as I know, the largest adult kangaroo is still smaller than an adult whitetail deer. Also, kangaroos don't have antlers..or hooves.

    I once nearly hit a moose in Canada, but that was when I was driving a truck......
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    Shouldn't the title of this thread be "Deer meat"? Name:  8zs.gif
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