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Old 08-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hey there guys new here to the site and to riding. Thought I'd share something that happened to me a few months after I started riding.

I had been told repeatedly that I was crazy and that I would surely kill myself by riding one of these "contraptions". I brushed off these warnings as overly worried parents and friends. Though in the back of my mind I knew there was some truth to what they said. Many older friends told me "there are only those that have crashed and those that will". Here's where the story begins. I was riding home from town, probably gone to wal-mart for something, and it was getting dark. Around here in central Texas we live in "deer country". I had never actually hit a deer in a vehicle and I was determined not to hit one on my motorcycle. So I was riding down the hwy. when I came across a whitetail doe that had already started across the highway. I slowed down and easily missed it. what I didn't notice is the other doe that was about 20 behind it.... This deer was headed straight for me. I had 5 whole lanes to me and I was in the farthest right with the deer coming at my right side. I thought about drifting over to miss it. But in that same second decided that was the wrong course of action. one the deer was too close and two it was still headed right for me. So leaning left when the deer did hit me would more than likely make me crash. The final thought in my head before we collided was to lean into it. So that's just what i did. The deer's head collided with my right front turn signal breaking it, then its shoulder connected with my knee, and then it was gone. I had been going 55 when the first deer appeared and had slowed to approximately 45 at the time of impact. But I was still upright. I didn't see the deer in the road behind me so I didn't go back. when I got home. The only noted damage was a bruise to my knee and ego, my turn signal, and my throttle cable got stuck open and had to be coaxed back into position so that it would operate correctly.

All in all a not a bad ending.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Lucky. I've heard of people being killed after colliding with 250lbs of hooved-highwayrat.

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Old 08-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Park the bike during the hour of dusk.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Ahh, poor Bambi. Since the deer populaiton is exploding across the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and the rest of the places where these cloven hoofed dumsh!t ceatures kill people on a regular basis, park that bike at dusk or after dark in spring/summer months. Just ain't worth it.

Kind of like driving in Los Angeles a two in the afternoon on Sundays when all the hungover cholos wake up and run red lights in '64 Impalas.

Glad you're OK.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
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There's another town in Northwest AR that's talking about having a Bow-hunt this fall inside the City Limits to "thin the herd" because Deer-strikes are happening several a week now. In fact, they're also introducing an Ordinance prohibiting people from feeding the damn things. BOTH items are meeting "resistance" from the Leftist "Chaotic Revolutionary Atavists of Zoological Yielding For a Utopian, Cosmic-Karmic Society (C.R.A.Z.Y. F.U.C.K.S.)" front.....
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:37 AM   #6
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Ah extremists. love'em. HAHA. I'm more left than right, Airhawk, but I still love my guns and I'm a firm believer in "thinning the herd" its much better than hitting them and leaving them to die on the side of the road where no one can use the meat. That's wasteful. Besides there are PLENTY of deer out there. hunting is a conservationist measure. we thin out the weak and old and provide room for the healthy and young. But yes I am lucky and this was last year I'm a much better driver now.
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There's another town in Northwest AR that's talking about having a Bow-hunt this fall inside the City Limits to "thin the herd" because Deer-strikes are happening several a week now. In fact, they're also introducing an Ordinance prohibiting people from feeding the damn things. BOTH items are meeting "resistance" from the Leftist "Chaotic Revolutionary Atavists of Zoological Yielding For a Utopian, Cosmic-Karmic Society (C.R.A.Z.Y. F.U.C.K.S.)" front.....
Jeez, feeding the deer is like inviting the in-laws for dinner. You can never get them to leave and they take over the remote control, drink all the beer and complain about the menu.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:05 PM   #8
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They're like fleas on a dog around here. You really have to watch for them specially in the morning, makes the ol' commute a little more exciting.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #9
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I've had a couple near misses with deer here in VA. Also had the car in front of me hit one, I saw it on the shoulder & slowed, he didn't. You are lucky to tell the story.
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