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Old 09-25-2008, 09:32 PM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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But on any given night I can count upwards of 100 deer on my commute home.

My God man. Does anyone hunt in your area?

My war story......I hit a deer while screaming between two pine trees on a dirt bike. Two things went straight back. The handle bars and me.

Oh and I hit a deer in my 68 VW Beetle. Although I was sound asleep driving when it happened so I guess it doesn't count. Poor thing probably saved me from going into the woods. Divine intervention?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:58 PM
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

I voted no - hitting a deer in our country is virtually impossible. The chances of hitting about everything else is far greater - wildlife is (apart from hedgehogs) virtually nonexistent over here. I have hit a sheep though, in Ireland a couple of years ago... A sheep crossed the road, I started breaking in our BMW car (with ABS) but I saw in my mirrors an Irishman in a Lada getting very close - so I chose to hit the sheep a little (just pushing the BMW roundel in it's rear) instead of getting the Irishman in the rear of my car...
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Haven't hit one yet... but with two close calls in just over a week... Hmmmm... The first was at the 2008 DGR... There was a gaggle of them (4 or so) on the shoulder as the group of 6 of us came streaming around. Luckily they all retreated into the woods... THUMP THUMP THUMP...

The second near incident was yesterday, I was on the Xmoto, on a barren little strip of road in VB. I was on the way around 3 slow cars (yes, it was a DYL), then this doe bounds out of the scrub to stop on the shoulder... SHIT! I am trying to get back into the right lane and scrub speed, she looks around and heads back into the scrub... THUMP THUMP THUMP...

I thought for sure I was going to get clocked, and since when did they start making deer that large here? They normally are little things, this one would have messed me up good. Nearly did, had it not been for the sphincter control I was exercising, I surely would have made a mess...

It probably didn't look that close to the passer-by, but, being the one speeding headlong into a venison induced funeral, it was closer than I would have preferred.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Had my own "near miss" on the way into DGR. I was entering a nice left hander which I took at extreme speed as it was an "open" corner (ie not around rock or tree-lined) and I could gauge the radius rather easily.

So there I was, cranked over, extreme speed and mid corner... I looked to the exit and see a big MF doe standing right at the edge of the pavement!

I slow down as best I can without breaking my tires free and thankfully at the last second the ole girl deceided to head away from me - which was a GREAT choice.
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Only when I got mad at it.
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

I voted yes, but actually the deer jumped into the side of my 78 VW Dasher breaking its neck.

Last year I hit a black Yamaha Mio which darted in front of me, with the 1100GS. Destroyed the Mio, miraculously the girl riding (no helmet or protection) the Mio wasn't even scratched.
I landed on my shoulder and slid down the highway a piece (full padded riding gear saved my hide). GS got a bent fork, wheel, and swing arm
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

Hitting deer... Not me but anyway...

The USCG just had a C130 hit a deer on the runway down in E-City NC.

Brand new J model too... I asked my J model friend why, with all of their new technology, do they not have whistles mounted?
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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Hitting deer... Not me but anyway...

The USCG just had a C130 hit a deer on the runway down in E-City NC.

Brand new J model too... I asked my J model friend why, with all of their new technology, do they not have whistles mounted?

I think deer whistles work, Kyle. When my late business partner Suze Mann ran the Iron Butt endurance rally, several bikes were put out of the competition by collisions with animals. Suze had deer whistles installed on her K100RS and never saw a live wild animal during the entire run. She saw a lot of them dead by the road. The rally went through Montana at night during the full moon.

I used them for years when I was on the road as a motorcycle accessories rep with similar results.

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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

On the way to the Sierra Gold Country rally we were 20 minutes out of Lakeview Oregon headed south on 395. It was still pre dawn. (never going to ride in deer country in the dark again) My friends had gotten ahead of me a mile or so, I thought I would close it up some. I was going a little north of 80 mph and coming up on one of my fellow riders. I went to low beam on the lights as to not be a pest. It was too dark. I turned the brights back on and there was the sucker in the on coming lane to my left. As I came up to it, the deer lunged at me and hit the bike at the left front fork. Took all the plastic on the left side off, ripped out the radiator, took the rear turn signal, smacked my leg, left various electrical goodies dangling from the bike. I stayed up and thought maybe a little duct tape would solve the problems until I noticed the temperature climbing. I pulled over and the ride was finished. The bike will be back together in a few days after the infusion of 3K+. I have diminished good feelings about this '08 K and am using it as an excuse to get the new K1300S which I have a deposite on with Southsound in Fife. In general it happens fast. Swerving leads to going off the road or going down, neither good. I held steady hoping the deer would do a 180. Then I just concentrated on staying up and not letting the impact move me off the pavement. Very big lessons learned here for me. beech
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

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I think deer whistles work, Kyle. When my late business partner Suze Mann ran the Iron Butt endurance rally, several bikes were put out of the competition by collisions with animals. Suze had deer whistles installed on her K100RS and never saw a live wild animal during the entire run. She saw a lot of them dead by the road. The rally went through Montana at night during the full moon.

I used them for years when I was on the road as a motorcycle accessories rep with similar results.

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My laughs are not at deer whistles, I grew up in Wyoming and saw them work. My laughing smiles are for the thought that we need them on a CG C-130 cargo plane that hit a deer recently.
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Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
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My laughs are not at deer whistles, I grew up in Wyoming and saw them work. My laughing smiles are for the thought that we need them on a CG C-130 cargo plane that hit a deer recently.

They must have hit one of Santa's critters our for a jog... What was the altitude?
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Been close enough to reach over and touch them a couple of times.
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Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.
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I had a perfect chance to get one the other day but missed. Did notice that one of 'em needed some Viseen. Must have been a tough night chasing the ladies!
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Living in Australia I reckon kangaroos count as deer! I clipped a little one with the cylinder of my R80GS my years ago. Have hit a couple while riding dirt bikes on dirt but that doesn't count because I was intruding onto their turf.
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A clean hit...but graphic

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A...... I'm just wondering how many of you have actually hit a deer?
As posted prior, we've come within 2 feet of a doe at a full run, and us at 90mph at the time!! last week we saw the incident below. It happend in front of my dad's house about 3 minutes before we got there. 0 to 60 in 0.022 seconds! Bambi never stood a chance.

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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

twice in 06 on my 94 HD ultra classic.first time it was laying dead in my lane on the road.didnt see it till it was too late.lucky it was a small one.rolled right over it at 35-40mph.must have just been knocked down.a couple cars were pulled over up ahead on the right.2 months later i hit a deer on my right engine guard at about 50 mph.shook the bikes front end enough to make it wobble.in 07 i ran into one on my 97 honda valkyrie.his(her) head hit my right knee at about 40mph.havent been OFF the bike. YET. but im more afeered of DEER than anything else on the road.
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Two deer, two bikes. Both occasions, they T boned me more than I hit them. 1st took out my VFR at 60, second my KZ1000 I had since 77 till 2005. I second your feelings. TERRIFIED of deer. In the Hudson Valley, our country roads are lined with dense brush and woods. They just appear in your face.
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Here is a close call for your enjoyment
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Hit one in Arkansas on my R1100S, I really miss that bike
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Found a photo of the deer experience. This is the sign I saw at 0645 and thought there might be issues. At the bottom of the sign post is my left panel. Paughco put that up for me as I was on my way home in a rental truck. beech
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Killed a nice 4pt buck on my commute home from work Sunday evening before Thanksgiving 2007. Smacked him right in the head with the V65 Magna's headlight. When I saw him in my headlight, I swerved right hoping to get past him. I lost sight of him and thought for a second I made it by.
When I heard 'pop' and the handlebars shook, I was headed for the ditch. Standing on the pegs, I used all the dirt bike tricks I knew to keep the bike upright.
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Yeah,have hit a few.The best one,and this is sooooo bad Ju-Ju even writing about it,was hit intentionally.It was a cpl years ago on my KRS.Now to begin with you have to have a sincere hate for these Mo-Fo's(MC'ly speaking)and if you don't,STOP READING NOW.
I was railing on the BRP on one of those days where everything just sort of falls in place(no-pun).Seen this smallish Doe nibbling at the rds edge on right maybe a few hundred yards ahead.Knowing their very unpredictable nature I dropped speed a bit......it was a looong Rty sweeper.Had ton's of vis,came in way left and put my knee right on her nose maybe 6'' above ground.Broke her FU*KING neck on the spot.

This is such bad karma.........I need to go kill one just to get it out of my system.My boys put a cpl in the freezer this year.We take the tenderloins and pound dry rubs in'm and slam on the barby.For years had "damage" permits for killing purposes.Farmers wanted them gone.......probably killed a cpl hundred.

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.......I'm just wondering how many of you have actually hit a deer?
Saw Bambi I run into the brush about a 1/4 mile ahead. We slowed from 80ish to maybe 30. Then Bambi II made a run for it. THCR 2009, hwy 335.
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Saw Bambi I run into the brush about a 1/4 mile ahead. We slowed from 80ish to maybe 30. Then Bambi II made a run for it. THCR 2009, hwy 335.

Around here...there's always more than one. And...we always look where they came from rather than where they are going. There's usually another one lurking there, ready to mess up your day!
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Re: Have you ever hit a deer?

riding home late one night after getting off from work.
just turned on this road with field fence on each side of the road.
i saw the reflecting eyes of a deer up ahead on my left, behind the fence.
i was probably doing about 40 mph and something made me decelerate a little.
next thing i see is a big buck clearing the fence on my right and landing directly in front of me. i was fortunate that it continued on its forward movement and i suspect it jumped the other fence. it happened so quickly i never had a chance to apply the brakes.

i did hit a possum one night after work.
i was getting sleepy and it helped to wake me up.
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How about this video? This is a new one.

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Had two close ones last Saturday. First a cager decided he wanted the lane I was in next to him when the car in front of him stopped quick to turn left. I was anticipating just that and hit the brakes hard luckily getting out of the way and simultaneously exercising my Stebel that only made him jerk left for a moment......

I decided to take the safer coastal road home from Newport and had only gone a few miles when a full size doe jumped out from the left, about the same distance as the first video. I'm not sure what happened, but when past I saw the deer in my mirror spinning in the road behind me so either it lost it's footing trying to jump, tried to do a 180 then fell down going back where it came from or I lightly clipped it, but I don't think so. Absolutely freaked me out, that stuff doesn't happen around here, plus it was the middle of the day. This was a big girl that would have done some serious damage, not one of those scrawny Texas things that look like Twiggy
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This was a big girl that would have done some serious damage, not one of those scrawny Texas things that look like Twiggy
I gotchur Twiggy sized deer riiiight here Rick! Hey, what our deer don't have in size, they make up for in sheer brutal numbers! Come on back down and we'll BBQ up a few roadkill... has to taste better than that snake liquor you drank recently!
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I gotchur Twiggy sized deer riiiight here Rick! Hey, what our deer don't have in size, they make up for in sheer brutal numbers! Come on back down and we'll BBQ up a few roadkill... has to taste better than that snake liquor you drank recently!



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I voted yes but it was a long time ago!
I was 15 at the time and the pillion on my uncle's Yamaha RD350LC. We were in the middle of the Scottish highlands heading home, it was getting dark and a herd of stags were wandering across the road ahead, we missed a few but nailed one (luckily not the end with the antlers!) so down we went, this was in a time where mobile phones had not been invented yet so we had to wait for a while before a car came allong to take us to hospital (50 miles away), my uncle had a broken collerbone and some other cuts and grases and i had no skin left on my knees and a broken elbow cap.
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Well I guess my number was up. I tried to make it through Yosemite park before night fall and didn't make it.I just cleared the park and saw what looked like a giant Airedale in front of me.My goggles were covered in a days worth of bug crap and I was not seeing well.I grabbed the brake lever and hit the binders hard.The deer jumped out of the way within inches of a low speed tap.Nice night so I decided to press on to Carson city. 10:00 at night so the traffic was very light. To many cops with radar for my liking but my radar detector trusty was keeping them at bay while I took advantage of the open road. Coming out of some small town along the way I was just about to spool up the bike. Doing a sedate 50 mph looking at the buildings on the side of the road.I look a head of me and there is a big dear in front of me! I grab a hand full of clutch,and push hard on my left bar.The stupid deer lifts its head and I cold cock it with my fist.Unfortunately the bar weight on the handle bar went through it's eye. The deers leg tagged my foot and must of fell into my saddle bag. When I stopped the saddle bag strap was ripped out of the bag and my rear turn signal was gone.Moral of this story? Don't drive at night!
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I have never hit a deer......with my bike......with my Chevy van, twice I had deers turn around and hit me, the third time the buck flew across my windshield, hit on the right side, smashed the whole front end, blew a tire, and left hair all the way to the top of the antenna.....$4,000.00 dammage.

On my Honda Sabre in Montana,I came upon 5 or 6 of them at dusk just past a hump on the road, I slammed on the brakes and downshifted into the red line all the way from 90 miles an hour, engine screaming all the way.....by the time I got by them I was still doing 20-30 miles an hour but managed to slalom through. They all looked at me, very unconcerned.......!It happened so fast my underwear stayed clean.....but I did have to stop after and let the adrenaline shakes go down.....!

Deer whistles do not work, unless you like to see them shake their ears a bit as you approach them.......and please avoid honking it confuses them and they may even turn back and hit you, it happened to me with my van and to two of my friends in their cars. There is a lot of deers here, I can see up to 200 in a two hours drive in the early evening, so I try to avoid riding at that time, but if I have to, extra caution is the norm. And if you see one deer, there is usualy another one or two not far away, so if one crosses the road, watch for his pals behind him, that just happened to me yesterday but I had a feeling there was more and slowed right down after I saw the first one.

So," No I never hit a deer", but just last month had to scrape some aftermath of my belly pan and fender.....Greasy and ripe smelling.....!
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No, I haven't. But, one of our ambulances hit one on the way to the hospital. When, the tow truck brought it back to the fire house, they were backing it in and we noticed the poor deer's balls swaying from the back bumper of the Ambulance.
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No, I haven't. But, one of our ambulances hit one on the way to the hospital. When, the tow truck brought it back to the fire house, they were backing it in and we noticed the poor deer's balls swaying from the back bumper of the Ambulance.
That would be a buck unless the deer was in the middle of some sort of sex change.
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Well I guess my number was up. I tried to make it through Yosemite park before night fall and didn't make it.I just cleared the park and saw what looked like a giant Airedale in front of me.My goggles were covered in a days worth of bug crap and I was not seeing well.I grabbed the brake lever and hit the binders hard.The deer jumped out of the way within inches of a low speed tap.Nice night so I decided to press on to Carson city. 10:00 at night so the traffic was very light. To many cops with radar for my liking but my radar detector trusty was keeping them at bay while I took advantage of the open road. Coming out of some small town along the way I was just about to spool up the bike. Doing a sedate 50 mph looking at the buildings on the side of the road.I look a head of me and there is a big dear in front of me! I grab a hand full of clutch,and push hard on my left bar.The stupid deer lifts its head and I cold cock it with my fist.Unfortunately the bar weight on the handle bar went through it's eye. The deers leg tagged my foot and must of fell into my saddle bag. When I stopped the saddle bag strap was ripped out of the bag and my rear turn signal was gone.Moral of this story? Don't drive at night!
biff,i ride really cautiously at nite these days.usually 45 mph or less on 2 lane roads.55 on the interstate. if cars tailgate i put on my 4 ways and pull over for them.im not in a hurry.which is the biggest mistake when on 2 wheels, especially at NITE.i just want to get home alive.my 97 triumph trophy hasnt tagged a deer YET.but its only been with me a year.youre lucky you didnt get seriously hurt.i love NITEriding but after hitting 3 deer in the last 4 years im a bit wary.2 bump and runs and i ran over a dead one.alot of people get KILLED riding at nite up here in wisconsin.especially in spring.LUCK to you!
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On 4 wheels 4 deer. From a minor scratch on the bumper cover of one car to $8,000 damage to a different car.

And raccoons, porcupines, skunks (YUCK), lots of birds as well.

And ~ 4 years ago I'm driving my snowmobile on a tight twisty trail in northern Ontario, and come screaming around one corner and there, right in the middle of the trail, is a full grown bull moose. Thank god he decided he was not in a bad mood and ambled off the trail away from me. I had to re-swallow the cajones after that near miss.
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I hit a deer with my F350 flatbed about 5:00 in the morning on my way to work. It was a big deer, but not big enough to handle THAT truck. The only critter I have hit on a motorcycle, other than bugs and a few birds, was a beaver (use your imagination). My wife was behind me in her car and couldn't believe I just bounced right over it - the bike never wobbled. It was kinda like hitting a speed bump. This year, I promised my family I would park my bike during deer season because of the activity. Two more weeks!
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I tagged one with the right front corner of my 64 Impala Supersport back in 71. Since then I ran across one on my R90/6. The buck stood there and challenged me to a duo so I let him have it and split his lip with a right cross. Game Warden busted me fur hittin a Deer out of season. Dang.
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Big problem in NW Arkansas. I was on a ride with 6 friends this fall and a buck jumped in front of the 6th rider. I was leading and never saw the deer, but fortunately noticed within a 1/4 mile that he didn't round the last curve. He was really banged up and spent a week in the hospital. He still gets migraines.
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Big problem in NW Arkansas. I was on a ride with 6 friends this fall and a buck jumped in front of the 6th rider. I was leading and never saw the deer, but fortunately noticed within a 1/4 mile that he didn't round the last curve. He was really banged up and spent a week in the hospital. He still gets migraines.

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The biggest I've ever came in contact with are California Ground Squirrels.

It feels like riding on Jello Gelatin.

I frequent The Rock Store in Malibu, CA when the weather is good (which is most of the time) and two Sundays ago there were several kamikaze squirrels wandering Mulholland Hwy as I approached The Rock Store.

Well, Jeff Foxworthy put it best when relating Roadkill to Being in a "Committed Relationship".
When you are committed, you go for it without ever looking back and there are good chances you'll survive.

Roadkill (i.e. the critter), well it wasn't committed. It'll stop and second guess what it just did and WHAM! Roadkill!

Oh yeah. I ran over a non-committed squirrel with my 2002 K1200RS. It was when the rear tire when over it and wiggled that I got grossed out.
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Yes but in a VW Golf late at night.

One cracked headlight and a slightly bent wing but the deer was RIP. The next morning it had gone. I hope someone had a nice venison steak.
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yes ,I did not crash but went into very scary speed wobble.My k1200rs was covered with deer crap and fur and also 3000.00$ in damages.
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No, no deer. Missed a fox, hit a rabbit and had a bat bounce off my left shoulder.

With the car hit a duck, ran over a small turtle, two rabbits that ran off and hopefully that will be all.
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Yes, three on a bike.... (plus a few other things )



Two ran into my rear quarter and I stayed upright. One ran into my front wheel from the side and down I went. Bike is incredibly stable, as long as you don't upset that front wheel.

Hate deer more than anything, 35 yrs of street riding and they easily represent the majority of my close calls, 2 or 4 wheels (Hit three more in cages, btw). It's pretty bad around here (NY tri-state area), they flourish in the suburbs where hunting is banned, plenty of manicured lawns and gardens to eat and woods to hide in. You know it's bad when the local Audubon Society opens up its property for deer hunts.

This guy has me beat though... clicky

Your best bet is to observe these statistics and play the odds game: Time of Day, Time of Year. (Stats are about the same for all northern states)
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Do Kangaroos count? I've scored two in my car - they are infamously unpredictable and cause plenty of damage.
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