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Old 07-16-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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hit a deer in a turn at 40mph deer died dr slid 40 ft spitting sparks only damage was the bar balancer had bent the brake lever end was grinded to a point and the hand shield waas cracked oil gaurd caught a little bit but other than that that i rhode her 50 miles on the freeway home also got a little road rash where my jacket strap had broke and exsposed my back a tiny bit but no more than an average knee scrape also waering a helmet (always) saves lives. the dr seems ok considering i rhode it home what do you guys think about the bike deer was rather small maybe 150 lbs
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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hit a deer in a turn at 40mph deer died dr slid 40 ft spitting sparks only damage was the bar balancer had bent the brake lever end was grinded to a point and the hand shield waas cracked oil gaurd caught a little bit but other than that that i rhode her 50 miles on the freeway home also got a little road rash where my jacket strap had broke and exsposed my back a tiny bit but no more than an average knee scrape also waering a helmet (always) saves lives. the dr seems ok considering i rhode it home what do you guys think about the bike deer was rather small maybe 150 lbs
I think you should be more careful riding at dusk so that you don't kill innocent bystanders.

Glad you are ok. Slow down.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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I think you should be more careful riding at dusk so that you don't kill innocent bystanders.

Glad you are ok. Slow down.
Where does the OP mention it was at dusk, or that he was speeding ?

Dusk is a common time to see deer, but they can be seen at ANY time.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
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I would settle for some punctuation.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:49 PM   #6
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Bluhduh Innocent?

Nothing innocent about deer jumping in front of your vehicle and causing thousands of dollars in damage. I've run over eleven, at last count.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:23 AM   #7
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Deer = hooved rats.

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Old 07-17-2014, 04:37 AM   #8
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I would settle for some punctuation.


It was kind of hard to read, maybe he was still adrenaline-addled when he typed it.

Glad you're OK after such a close call. Surviving a crash is one thing, but I worry about other traffic running me over once I'm down.

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #9
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Glad to hear you made it out safe.

I see the little bastards in the treeline a few feet off the road all the time and often well after dusk when theyre impossible to see until youre right up on them no matter how slow you're going. Nevermind the fact that driving 20mph below the speed limit to avoid deer sounds just as or more dangerous to me risking getting run into by a cage goin 10-15mph over the limit and texting.

You cant look everywhere all the time...
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