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Old 11-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Close call-Deer

Probably last ride of the season and a deer runs out. I swerve as best I can and it rubs its nose on my arm at 60 mph. If I would have had panniers on for sure sure there would be different results. I hate them over populated beasts. I have been lucky in my 38 years of riding. I guess I can ad this to my luck.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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I would have crapped my pants and screamed like a little girl, that's way too close!
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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More importantly...you probably MISSED the SECOND one.

They always...always...travel in PAIRS!

If you see ONE...expect another one to be 'waiting in the wings' to ruin your day.

Particularly around the southern end of Yellowstone Park!

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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More importantly...you probably MISSED the SECOND one.

They always...always...travel in PAIRS!

If you see ONE...expect another one to be 'waiting in the wings' to ruin your day.
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Or a third, fourth, fifth, and all their kids
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #5
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Yeah. I hit one (or rather it hit me) and ended up with a collar bone in 3 separate pieces, 4 broken ribs, bruised lungs, broken scapula , and a concussion. The accident didn't hurt as much as the surgery to fix my collar bone. That was at 35 mph. Glad you missed the sumbich.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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Just had a close call with a cannon shot doe. I was on a gravel road, multiple bikes back from the lead. Around 35/30mph when a blur shot across the road mere feet from me. I did not know a doe could look like a really fast stretched out cannon shot. I thought I had a nanosecond engagement of brakes but my tail gunner said no. I feel very lucky right now.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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That collar bone X-ray looks familiar...

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:35 AM   #9
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I hate them over populated beasts.
Me too. Especially the homo sapiens ones
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #10
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This once was true-

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They always...always...travel in PAIRS!

If you see ONE...expect another one to be 'waiting in the wings' to ruin your day.

But now it's more like this-



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Or a third, fourth, fifth, and all their kids

and yet some states feel the population is not balanced, read, the buck doe ratio needs to attract hunters-particularly out of state, who contribute cash to the coffers. In recent years I've seen triplet fawns- triplets! That is a first.

Also, most of these deer are not back of beyond; they survive on ag-crops and landscaping, i.e; close to roads. There is a reason Parks have signage stating: Do Not Feed Wildlife.

For those of you still riding- hunting season ( & the rut) changes everything: expect deer, running, at anywhere, anytime.

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Just had a close call with a cannon shot doe. I was on a gravel road, multiple bikes back from the lead. Around 35/30mph when a blur shot across the road mere feet from me. I did not know a doe could look like a really fast stretched out cannon shot. I thought I had a nanosecond engagement of brakes but my tail gunner said no. I feel very lucky right now.
That is exactly what happened to me.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:19 AM   #12
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Just had a close call with a cannon shot doe. I was on a gravel road, multiple bikes back from the lead. Around 35/30mph when a blur shot across the road mere feet from me. I did not know a doe could look like a really fast stretched out cannon shot. I thought I had a nanosecond engagement of brakes but my tail gunner said no. I feel very lucky right now.
Had one of those myself couple weeks ago. She ran out of the trees, thankfully at a hard angle to me which gave me time to get on the brakes. Unfortunately the frigging forest rat started turning into me as I was slowing down. She finally got close enough, in a moment of panic, I put a foot up and kicked her in the head and she turned back into the trees. I kept it on 2 wheels but I admit I had to stop a minute later and walk off the shakes. That was the closest to an actual wreck Ive had.

Falls aplenty, high and low speed on dirt. One even resulted in back surgery. A 60mph near interception of a 100lb forest rat....that was a first. The real kicker was that it was one of my first post operation rides....
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #13
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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The accident didn't hurt as much as the surgery to fix my collar bone. That was at 35 mph.
That's a hell of a surgeon. Fixing collar bones at 35 mph.

There are at least forty or fifty of them critters (deer, not surgeons) in the adjacent pastures nearly every time I leave or come home. They are out to get us I tell ya!
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
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We're having the same problem with deer locally right now. We had a massive forest fire this past summer so theres nothing for them to eat. means theyre coming down out of the mountains looking for food. Where I used to only maybe see one or two deer, Im now seeing 15 or 20 in the same stretch. Considering Im only 3 months out of back surgery, Ive been kind of avoiding those roads when I ride.
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