After a great ride the day before, we get up and it's like 34 outside so we wait and have breakfast hoping it'll warm up some. By 11:00 it's only 42 or so but sunny and the wind is picking up again. It's April 30th in Fields, Oregon and time to ride so we head to Whitehorse ranch road to check out the hot springs up there. Buddy was ahead as I dropped back due to dust and was gaining on him after about 2 miles into Whitehorse from the highway,,, when Bang a deer jumped from nowhere from my left and landed in my headlight taking the front wheel to the right along with the Transalp. I kept going forward 'till landing in the gravel and sliding what seemed like forever. I sit up and check limbs to see little finger on left was pointing east while other 3 north. Not good so off with the glove. I pull it out and back in line and it seems ok but the crunching it made didn't seem right. I crawled to the bike to shut it off the stood up and felt left ankle hurt. By this time buddy had seen all the dust and no bike so he returned to help pick up my wounded bike. Last I saw the deer it was dragging it's hind end then fell over dead. Couldn't take getting t boned by a 500 lb bike and 200 lbs of me doing xx mph. So that ended my riding and the next day I figured maybe I should get home and check the damage. The 550 miles home with a sore foot driving a 6 speed truck hauling the 5th wheel was not so fun but worse is the xray of the finger that needed 4 screws to fix and sprained ankle the hurts more then the finger. All in all there could have been much more damage to me and the bike. I thank the Klim Dakar pants and the extra pads I put in, the Cortech jacket that really did the job with near no damage and the AFX 39 helmet that saved my head. On the last roll I watched the gravel scrapping on the shield until I stopped. Only real damage was to the left knee of the pants and it is just a small tear. Klim will repair it soon. I have Progressive with comp/collision and 2500$ medical. They have been great and very generous paying for all my gear and the bike. Didn't total it. I will up the medical from now on as the $2500 won't go far. Something for you to consider is what your insurance would cover should you get hurt. Keep a sharp eye out for those stupid deer and wear all the protective gear you can. I works!