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Old 09-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #16
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Glad you and the wife are OK.

Are you sure it wasn't a Sasquatch?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #17
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Here's the video

as promised: http://youtu.be/je-76N6ermM

I'll keep playing with the software and try to get a slow motion upload as well.

It's pretty uneventful, hard to believe that it was that fast, seemed a lot longer in memory.

Next time, I'll be slowing down as soon as I see just one. Oddly enough, I think keeping speed probably saved me in this instance from me hitting him, and having a totally different outcome.

Love that GS. I've only had it for about 2 months, but it's an amazing beast.

Ride safe.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #18
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I still have a hard time seeing him in the video.


and a split second before, showing where he impacts the bike...

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:15 AM   #19
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CamoDeer???

WOW

That deer is really well camouflaged.

It looks as grey as the tarmac.

Up here in Canada they are a tawny brown colour, and easier to see.

(Of course, impossible to know if I'm not just missing them entirely...but I doubt it)

They are also quite rare, certainly compared to what I hear from the Americans on ADVRIDER.

If I see one, I slow down to gawk, and mention it to friends later.

Hell, I've seen more Moose, Elk, Bison and Mountain Goats.

I've criscrossed this country Ad Mari Usque Ad Mari Usque Ad Mare all my life too, in cages and on bikes.

I asked a wildlife biologist about this a few years back; can't remember the underlying cause, but recall he said we actually

had a scarcity of deer for a while that was causing some kind of unnatural imbalance up here...

Kinda the opposite of what one would expect of our two countries, eh?

Glad you were unharmed.

Bon Appétit
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #20
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Thanks for posting the video. It usually looks like Karma determines who hits Deer and how bad the outcome is but in this case that little twitch you gave the right hand grip saved you and the wife a really bad one here. Looks like you made the bike kick left just enough to have a glancing blow. And I agree with the "loose all the speed you can" as soon as deer are seen anywhere in front of you. I find myself covering the front brake lever when I see a power line, creek or forest edge coming up ahead.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #21
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wow crap I did not even see it the first time I watched the video..glad you and the wife are ok
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:36 PM   #22
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One camo-ninja deer down... several hundred thousand or more to go! Glad to hear you and your other half walked away nearly unscathed.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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I think it great that the OP not only wasn't hurt, but that he gets to chop up and eat the d***** thing.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:28 PM   #24
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WOAH!

On the fourth viewing, I finally say something.

Glad all is well.

-Eff

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #25
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I didn't even see the deer at all until I watched the video again. Good job keeping your cool. Glad it wasn't worse.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:22 PM   #26
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WOAH!

On the fourth viewing, I finally say something.

Glad all is well.

-Eff

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Hero 2, mounted on the top of helmet.

Thanks for all of the feedback. Now, Klim vs Rukka....
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #27
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Lucky bastard.
You were given a gift.
Now go make something of your life.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #28
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What deer?

Just watched the video!! I've been knocked off course more than that getting hit by bugs. Scary how well hidden it was!!

Seriously though, glad you and your wife are ok!!!!

That fuzzy rack will look good on your wall and the rest will look good in the freezer.

I gotta get a bigger bike the next time I take on a deer so it's not such an even match.


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Old 09-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #29
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Just watched the video!! I've been knocked off course more than that getting hit by bugs. Scary how well hidden it was!!

Seriously though, glad you and your wife are ok!!!!

That fuzzy rack will look good on your wall and the rest will look good in the freezer.

I gotta get a bigger bike the next time I take on a deer so it's not such an even match.


http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....7&postcount=17
Thanks! Glad you survived your encounter as well. I'm not sure i'd have fared so well had he jumped like yours. Grats on finishing the rally! did you get bonus points or time for petting the wildlife?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #30
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The weight of the big GS does have its advantages.

This isn't the first time I've heard of GS owners coming out well from animal impacts. I knew a guy who hit a large coyote doing about 70mph. He had a nasty tank slapper, but pulled it out. Upon inspection, there was coyote hair wedged deeply into the bead area between tire and rim. Obviously, the coyote was toast.
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