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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Yes! 1.8" expected!!! This place will shut down.
  2. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    Might have the unusual Thursday night beer. I am rooting for a two hour school delay.
  3. stoked steve

    stoked steve Tag-o-holic

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    Deer collision? That sucks! I hope you're OK.

    My wife came within inches of a new hood ornament for her car a few nights ago. She thought she had hit it, but it was just the ABS kicking in, thank goodness. We hit a deer (I was driving) several years ago in her Suzuki XL-7 and did $1,800 worth of front end damage and it was just the size of a large dog..

    I heard a statistic that 1 in 200 drivers in Virginia each year will hit a deer, that's incredible.

    Although I appreciate wildlife, those things are varmints and need to be hunted year 'round.
  4. wizz-o

    wizz-o More road than dirt

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    Thanks to toddzacker and poondangle! I'll take all three! That'll give him three distinct engines to tear apart and try to put back together...
  5. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    It's because Virginia drivers won't stop for anything, up and including a red light. :D

    I grew up in Western New York where the deer are the size of your average dairy cow. They total cars. I managed to drive for 5 years up there and never hit one. Came close, but never made contact. My friend, who thought he was Mario Andretti's distant lost cousin, managed to bag several with a few different cars.

    It's accident avoidance. Some are better at it than others. :evil
  6. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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    :topes.............................there's no such thing as an unusual beer at your house.
  7. toddzacker

    toddzacker Just the Shame

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    Well 24 years of driving cars & bikes on the road, the first 10 in western Michigan, and a total of over 2 millions miles altogether, I had two first this week.

    First was I hit a deer on Monday...

    Second was I had my first get off on the road with a bike...

    Just so happens both were at the sometime. Monday I rode to the mountains & on my way back, 5 mins from rt 56 I was in a lean on a wet road, and 4 deer decided it would be a good time to cross.

    Clipped the first one and hit the ground at 45 mph. The Klim pants & gloves held up great, and the SIDI boots did also. So the 1200GS is in the shop with $7k+ in damage, that is why the 650GS project bike will be finished earlier than expected. I have more time to work on it instead of ride.

    I'm fine just had no front brakes or clutch for a 2 1/2 hr ride home from the mountains. The was fun!!!
  8. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    That sucks,, good thing that it was the bike vs you taking the brunt of the damage
  9. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Glad you're ok man.

    I hit one while driving my first Tacoma and ended up totaling it. I still look at driving/riding on woodsy roads a different way now.
  10. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Damn :eek1 glad you're ok.
  11. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Damn dude! Glad youre ok. Sucks that the bike is down but if youre going to hit a deer it seemed to go as well as it could.
  12. PatrickInVA

    PatrickInVA Been here awhile

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    Missed you at the ice racing in Hampton last night...

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  13. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    To say the water was deep today would be an understatement :) couple of times I felt like I was riding a seadoo

    Happy Sunday
  14. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    I tried to go but couldn't find anyone with the combination of both interest and availability to go with ;( ..I tried :) so ended up at the movies and then a bar for wings and beer :)
  15. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    Congrats on the Niners win today Daang. Hating both Billichek and Ray Lewis, I'll be a San Fran fan for the next couple of weeks.
  16. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    I'll be right there with you.

    Plus, my roomate is a Niners fan... and rooting for Baltimore would just cause... problems.
  17. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Im not going to lie... I shed a single tear of joy.
  18. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Glad you made it through in one piece... hope the bike heals fast too.
  19. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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  20. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    Doh!