(cross-post from Regionals) I was riding down echo trail at 70 kph, maybe 15 minutes from Ely when a deer runs at me from the left side right into the handlebars. His head was at eye level with mine. THUMP. I don't remember hitting the ground, but I hear a loud noise and open my eyes. The pavement is sliding an inch from my face. Profanity is said. I'm still sliding and I turn to realize the bike is on my leg and we're sliding together. I pull out my leg at about the same time we come to a stop. I get up and check myself out. I hurt, but everything seems to work. I wrestle the bike up in case a car comes and to stop the gas from leaking. I see blood and hair on the road. I don't think its mine, but i know there's a small pool of blood in my glove. I don't see the deer, but i see my watchband on the road (but not the watch) It's been about 10 minutes and no one has come by, this is a quiet country road. The bike starts and seems ok. I head back to Ely for a hotel room and to patch myself up. I miss the hotels and see the hospital sign. ok, lets go in. I'm buzzed in. No lineups, just me. I tell them my story and they put me into a room to take my gear off. I give them a list of where I'm hurt. They are impressed with the gear...saved me a bunch of pain. So the tally: Body road rash Left elbow road rash right ring finger fractured right pinkie (handlebars must have come down on it) fractured right elbow bruised right ankle Honestly, the pinkie hurts the most. Gear Fieldsheer Adventure Jacket: left elbow shredded, bottom back shredded Aerostich AD1 pants: Right pantleg shredded (no lower body injuries except foot...love those pants) The pads in the pants are outstanding. Sidi OnRoad boots are worn, but still pretty good considering a 400lb bike was weighing it down on pavement. Right boot now looks like suede Alpinestar Tech Road gloves held up well. Right pad shredded but did get through the leather. Small hole in ring finger caused a cut, no idea how that happened. Arm is hurting so I'm gonna wrap this up. I get a hotel for the night. Miserable ride home on Saturday. Freezing and right arm is buggered. Slept better last night. iced and kept arm in a sling today.