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Old 01-13-2015, 08:26 PM   #1
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Cool2 Deer Crash 9-14

Greetings all from the pacific northwest, ive been a long time lurker on here and figured why not join.

i thought i may as well get things started off right with a video of me hitting a deer on the mount baker highway while riding my Mothers Suzuki LS650 Savage.
Results : torn acl & meniscus, bent handle bars, and broken turn signal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv6_taRlJho

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Old 01-13-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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Wow. Just when I thought the nightmares would stop...

I'm glad you were OK!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:59 AM   #3
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Pissed Welcome. And "Ow!"

Good video to prove how a great day can go sucky in a very short time.

What were you pointing at when you saw the sign - the sign? What did the sign say - Deer Crossing?

Other than a max-effort stop when you saw the deer coming across, I don't know what else you could have done there - except wear some riding pants with knee protection.

How'd your mom take you dumping her bike?
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Looked pretty unavoidable to me. Glad you're ok!

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Old 01-14-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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Dammmm......good you ended up ok......dawn and dusk eh.....so unpredictable...
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone,
The sign was for falling rocks, no reason why i pointed at it.
My mom didn't believe me until she looked at the bike,
then she wanted to see the video, then she asked if i was ok...thanks mom...

Once again a reminder to wear proper riding gear, lesson learned.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:01 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard Yota, glad you are still with us. One of those damn things took my little brother. That deer was hard to see until I slowed the video down to 1/4 speed than you can see it standing there a long way off. Dawn and dusk slow down a little and scan the way ahead better. Esp. when shit is growing close to the road, they love playing chicken there.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:04 AM   #8
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Animals are VERY UNPREDICTIBLE. I always slow way down, and I mean like 10 MPH, whenever I see one in time. Not just deer, horses, dogs, you name it, just expect them to do the unexpected.

Of course, I had to watch the video several times also to see this one stnading on the side before he ran, you just don't always have the benefit of seeing them coming. Not much you can do in cases like that.

Was your mom pissed about her bike ??? OMG, whose mom rides ?? They are usually doing everything they can to keep us off motorcycles

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Old 01-19-2015, 08:12 PM   #9
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Wow. Just when I thought the nightmares would stop...

I'm glad you were OK!
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This is spot on, but mine came from the right.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:47 PM   #10
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Needless to say my mother isnt a typical mom, but whose mother is "normal"?
She has been riding since childhood, even took a joyride on a co- workers ninja when i was in elementary school, poor guy had no idea she could ride a bike : ...anyway if you slow the video down and look up the road you can see a line of cars letting 3-4 deer cross, that was what i was already slowing down for and looking at...then yes the deer is very plainly seen from the camera on the helmet.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:13 PM   #11
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Been there, done that, wish I had a camera at the time like you. Glad it wasn't a bad wreck,,,
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:27 PM   #12
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Looked pretty unavoidable to me. Glad you're ok!

Look entirely avoidable to me. Lots of time to react, and ample room to slow down more. The underlying cause of this accident was the expectation that a stupid animal wouldn't do something stupid.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:30 AM   #13
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Look entirely avoidable to me. Lots of time to react, and ample room to slow down more. The underlying cause of this accident was the expectation that a stupid animal wouldn't do something stupid.
I'm curious, what's your criteria for making that statement? How have you determined that the deer was avoidable? What assumptions are you making as part of your assessment?
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:57 AM   #14
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I'm scanning the road as though I'm the one riding, instead of simply waiting for the trainwreck as a casual observer.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:11 AM   #15
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Look entirely avoidable to me. Lots of time to react, and ample room to slow down more. The underlying cause of this accident was the expectation that a stupid animal wouldn't do something stupid.
I completely agree. I can see the deer at 8 seconds into the vid. Impact is at 13 seconds. I know sometimes the camera can brighten things up and maybe the deer was harder to see through a dirty visor but even so there is a good percentage of fault that rests on the rider IMO.



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