Originally Posted by Earth Rider
Anyone ever hit a deer while riding dirt? Just curious. I almost got mowed down by one on my mountain bike once.
I've never even had a close call with a deer on pavement, and I lived a large part of my life in forest-rat-infested Illinois.
Down here, I worry more about feral pigs, loose dogs, cottonmouths, turkey vultures, gators, and meth-heads. I only really see deer around here after the sun starts dropping. I got within about 50yds of a panther about a month ago, riding on a trail alongside a canal right as the sun was going down. I really wouldn't want to run into one of those on the trail. I wouldn't want to run into a bear or any of those other dangerous critters either.
'8yrs in the Marines, 'almost a decade of knocking heads in the service industry, I took a ride out to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving at 41yrs old, and my mom confiscated my bike.