Close call-Deer

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Wreckman, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Wreckman

    Wreckman Been here awhile

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    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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  2. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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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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  3. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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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!

    DAMHIK.
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  4. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    Or a third, fourth, fifth, and all their kids :eek1
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  5. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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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. [​IMG]
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  6. DAKEZ

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  7. Paddle007

    Paddle007 Gun Toting Vegetarian.

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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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  8. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    That collar bone X-ray looks familiar...

    NFE
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  9. Cap0ne

    Cap0ne Lex Talionis

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    Me too. Especially the homo sapiens ones :lol3
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  10. ozmoses

    ozmoses ...

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    This once was true-


    But now it's more like this-




    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.

    Ride aware.
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  11. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    That is exactly what happened to me.
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  12. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
    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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  13. DAKEZ

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  14. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    That's a hell of a surgeon. Fixing collar bones at 35 mph. :D

    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! :eek1
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  15. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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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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  16. TorontoAlex

    TorontoAlex Adventurer

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    When do you guys encounter deer the most? I only wish I knew where they hid out here. I'd love to fill the freezer with delicious deer.
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  17. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Only see them between Midnight and 11:59 P.M. where I am.

    These aren't Union deer, that's fer sure. :deal
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  18. przjohn

    przjohn Been here awhile

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    We just recently lost a great friend and long time riding buddy. 1993 New England Enduro Champion Kemp Stewart was killed less than 2 miles from his house riding to work. He was a talented and experienced rider who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when a Deer jumped out in front of him. He wil be missed by all who knew him.
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  19. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    This past summer, just after sunup, two of us were headed up Cameron Pass from the west side... of course we were observing the speed limit... A smallish buck mule deer ran up to the gravel along the road side and just put on the breaks as my buddy ripped past. If the deer had jumped once more my pal would have took him at about the 5th rib. I hit the breaks and laid on the horn - he spun and ran back down towards the river. The front rider never even saw the deer. Mornings and evenings - gotta watch for critters!
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  20. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    A few years back , I was on my way to the river for the Thursday Night Ride , buger and beer thing. Running late on single lane roads at 60-70 mph , bushes right to the edge of the pavement, then whoa a deer jumped right in front of my M-900 Ducati.
    I was sure I would soon be out of fun and didn't want to see that happen so, I closed my eyes to wait for the impact.
    And nothing,I guess the deer spronged away, so I opened my eyes because I knew there was a corner coming up.
    20 minutes later I made to the river and was still , uh, vibrating from the excess adrenalin.
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