BMW GT vs Deer, or I fought the deer and the...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by BeniciaRT_GT, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. BeniciaRT_GT

    BeniciaRT_GT Reformed Hoon

    Feb 27, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    My comment was strictly an attempt at humor... I'm sure there is something to be said for some skill (I've got about 400K on bikes,) but I'd say it was just about 99.9% luck.
  2. bquinn

    bquinn Adventurer

    Jul 30, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    holy shit those photos are NASTY! i've posted about it here before but I t-boned a deer in Santa Cruz at about 50mph and after all parties had stopped sliding, there was a perfect square pile of deer innards exactly equidistant between the nighthawk and the deer.

    what I want to know is why why why are deer so stupid??? when a wolf is charging at them, do they jump sidelong into its jaws? "oh, here's a big loud scary metal animal flying down the road, I think I'll cross now..." NO. somebody needs to start a traffic school in the forest for these idiots.

    very glad you're ok. you might as well post photos of the deer, looks like a third of it is smeared all over the bike anyway...
  3. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

    Dec 23, 2010
    Goshen, NY
    That's just nuts!

    I'm glad your OK and everything worked out OK with the bike and insurance company.

  4. TH

    TH There and Here

    Jan 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Damn fortunate! Glad you are OK.
  5. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

    Aug 26, 2006
    West Texas
    Damn glad you're alright.

    Very nice looking Brit you've got there!
  6. Nevada

    Nevada Been here awhile

    Oct 4, 2009
    Somehwere in the Utah Valley
    hah!!! You just wanted a new bike, so you snuck over to a deer farm, rustled up a fawn, and then beat it to death on your front wheel! Definitely a more creative solution than sneaking your bike behind a semi that's about to back up.

    Well, as a now Utah resident, I will thank you for taking out one of those damn forest rats for us, and hope that your next set of wheels is the bee's knees for you, and that your MAD skillz don't desert you. :clap
  7. jgas

    jgas Stoogely Adventurerer

    Nov 7, 2006
    I've hit a dog and gone over the bars, totaled my helmet and had major road rash, hit a cow on a dirt road but got slowed down to about 20 or so, still hurt but not serious. Then the cow tried to jump up, got tangled in my bike, broke 3 spokes and stomped a big dent in the gas tank. Hit a huge buck, but my front tire slid up between it's hind legs, and it kicked both feet at my head like a mule would, but just hit the bars with a hoof. I was almost stopped when I hit it, but fell over from the shock and the buck was trying so hard to run away he tripped over his own feet, (hooves)? and fell once before taking off. Now THAT was too funny! Only time I've seen a deer be clumsy. I hit a 4ft by 4 ft cardboard box on the interstate, yes those dimensions are correct. 4 feet tall and wide! I just grazed it and didn't crash. It was empty but still probably weighed 70 lbs or more being so big.If I had hit it head on it would have been bad. I've been hit by a car from behind at a light, didn't get hurt. Had a bat fly in my mouth! One wing went inside my mouth, and the bat was stuck in the side of my helmet for a second or two. Hit a crow at about 90mph, it exploded on my faceshield which was half way open. I had to stop and wipe off the bird blood and bird crap from outside and inside on my face. I've had 3 head ons with Quads on off road bikes, no one got seriously hurt. Hit a 6ft long black snake on a dirt bike, which the front tire flipped up into my lap. I crashed from fear alone,which just put me closer to the snake! I saw a competitor hit a cow so hard the cow had to be butchered, the poor guy flew about 30 feet over the cow and landed hard but got up and finished the race in 3rd place! I hit a spectator during a race with my bark buster and broke his hand. Idiot was trying to lean out over the race trail and take a close up picture! My helmet grazed his face just barely, but he had dropped his camera which was on a lanyard on his neck or the camera would have hit my helmet.

    But I've never seen, heard of, or imagined that someone could hit a deer so hard that it would do THAT to a bike or the deer! I've seen deer hit by cars that didn't do that much damage. You are indeed lucky to be alive. Do they make cattle catchers for bikes like they used to put on freight trains?
  8. YOUNZ

    YOUNZ Been here awhile

    Jul 8, 2011
    Around Pittsburgh
    When a vehicles headlights light up the road, that's an invitation to cross, in the deers mind. Makes sense to me.
  9. TxLoneRider

    TxLoneRider Been here awhile

    Feb 26, 2010
    Congrats on the new bike!

    My longest lived bike (well, the one I put the most miles on) was a '01 Sprint ST. ~26,000 miles in 18 months.


    Hopefully you will love your GT more than I did my Sprint ST.