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Well, I had my closest brush with death last night that I ever care to have again in my life. Two of us are riding back from bike night around 11 o'clock. We come up on a wooded area that I know has potential for deer at any moment, so I slow down to about 45 mph. Well, the only problem, as it turns out, is that the ditches go straight down which makes it difficult to see anything down in them. So, sure enough out pops a deer from out of nowhere and out into the middle of my lane. I grab all the brake I can and fortunately at the same time the deer realizes he's about to be hit and starts to take off. I didn't quite clear him and hit his back leg with my front tire. Fortunately, it was a glancing blow. It probably swung the deer around but I managed to keep upright and continue down the road until, of course, when I had to stop and clean out my shorts. It was definitely a full size deer and would have been one helluva collision if I had hit him straight on. All I know is someone upstairs must have been looking out for me. I feel very fortunate to be sitting at my computer this morning able to write about this experience.

Be safe out there.

Mike
 

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:eek: You, my friend, are VERY fortunate!
 

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I don't know how many times I've already replayed this thing in my head, but I don't think I'll be telling it to the wife in the very near future.
 

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jorgy4cy said:
Well, I had my closest brush with death last night that I ever care to have again in my life. Two of us are riding back from bike night around 11 o'clock. We come up on a wooded area that I know has potential for deer at any moment, so I slow down to about 45 mph. Well, the only problem, as it turns out, is that the ditches go straight down which makes it difficult to see anything down in them. So, sure enough out pops a deer from out of nowhere and out into the middle of my lane. I grab all the brake I can and fortunately at the same time the deer realizes he's about to be hit and starts to take off. I didn't quite clear him and hit his back leg with my front tire. Fortunately, it was a glancing blow. It probably swung the deer around but I managed to keep upright and continue down the road until, of course, when I had to stop and clean out my shorts. It was definitely a full size deer and would have been one helluva collision if I had hit him straight on. All I know is someone upstairs must have been looking out for me. I feel very fortunate to be sitting at my computer this morning able to write about this experience.

Be safe out there.

Mike

Smart driving:notworth: , glad you made it through!
 

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Wow!!
Yep........you are very lucky.
 

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Can you buy me a lottery ticket please?????
 

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jorgy4cy said:
I don't know how many times I've already replayed this thing in my head, but I don't think I'll be telling it to the wife in the very near future.
EEp! I tend to not want to share those things with the wife too. Keep the shiny side up!
 

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Pretty scary I heard you scream like a girl from here. :D
Could have been a lot worse. You did the right thing well except for sheeting your pants. hee hee
 

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I almost hit a deer about two months ago as I was taking my sportster in to have it inspected for a buyer who was to pick it up later that day. It was broad daylight, 1pm in the afternoon and I still don't know how I missed it. It did the start/studder/stop/look/start/studder/stop/look a couple of times and it came so close to my bike I could have reached out and petted it as it passed down the left side of my bike. As I looked behind me the deer was sprawled out on the pavement giving me a look like, what the hell just happened, which was basically about how I was feeling at the time. Needless to say I never told the wife.

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Glad that one turned out OK.
Don't tell the wife. My wife and I are close, and I tell her just about everything, but not the close calls...
 

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You are lucky for sure. I still have another 2 or 3 weeks before I get back to work after hitting one on my bike.:banghead:
 

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Mike
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I went out and bought a case of deer whistles on clearance. I think I can attach at least six of them to my helmet. :)
 

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glad you did not hit him full on and are well. Congratulations on making the right driving decisions.
 

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new Iowegian biker fashion accessory, deer whistles on helmets. I actually came pretty close to one a month or so ago. It was after dark and I was riding around Bos Landen. Since thats pretty close to the lake, I know the deer are thick. I spotted one in the field about 30 yards to the right of me. I just slowed down to a stop and the deer decided to go ahead and cross in front of me, of course right in front of an oncoming cager who barely missed it.
 

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Scary situation to face. Glad it turned out positive.
 

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mikep said:
Can you buy me a lottery ticket please?????
:them: i want a lottery ticket also.... glad to hear you didnt crash. be safe
 

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Good job on keeping the shiny side up. Have you thought of adding the deer hunter automatic rifle mod to your bike? Glad you made it through ok.
 
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