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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bambi killers.

Anyone ever hit a deer on their bike and lived to tell about it?

I was riding the other night and almost hit 2 deer.

I was doing 55mph going down on of the backroads out by me and all the sudden I spot a deer pretty far up, so I start getting on the brakes. By the time I got to the deer I was doing about 15mph. The deer didn't move once. he just sat there as I rolled by him at 5mph. I was happy I saw this one, but I wasn't as lucky later on.

This time doing 45mph going down a 4 lane road and a deer just bolts out in front of me. I swear I could smell him crap as I went flying by him just barely missing him.


Now i am terrorified about hitting a deer. I take a lot of backroads to get around that are just off farm fields or wooded areas.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 11:56 AM
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ernie rammed a deer on his old fzr1000.

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I came close once. Fishtailed around one. Ernie got hurt after he hit one a couple years ago. He'll tell ya about it I'm sure.

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I think Ernie was the only one. there was the one dude on the R6 that hit that dog though




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one of the guys i used to ride with from naperville hit a deer. he had fur all up on his headlights, etc. he luckily didn't go down though....he was able to save it when he hit it. this was on lemont road near 55.
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Ya the dog incident was R6sin. Neil wasnt to happy about that one. For those who dont know, neil did hit the dog but didnt go down.
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Ya the dog incident was R6sin. Neil wasnt to happy about that one. For those who dont know, neil did hit the dog but didnt go down.

I remember that ride. Neil was pretty upset mainly because the owner of the dog was being a prick and there wasn't much we could do to help the poor dog without him.

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Ya I was pissed at the owner also. I still wanna kick his ass.




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Re: Bambi killers.

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year ago in March I had 4 fawns run in front of me..had to lock up the back tire to slow down and had one run along side me for about 10 yards (close enough to smack it up side the head!)

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I've come close but never hit one. I came on two deer last year coming home from a friend’s house on the back roads. (Well I guess all the roads out here are back roads to all you city folk.) I was cursing along at about 75 MPH and saw a deer up ahead and hit the breaks hard. I messed the first deer because it was off the road by the time I got up to it. Then after the first deer distracted me the second one popped out in front of me. I about shit myself because I was still going about 45-50 MPH. That deer was close enough for me to herd it trying to run out of my way. I thought it was going to be all over for me, since this happened before I started to wear my gear on a regular basis. Then on Saturday my buddy Tony and I saw four deer on our way to Hooters in Rockford by the Byron nuclear plant. We had plenty of warning because we saw them coming across the field and then right in front of us. Good thing the corn isn't ten feet tall yet, or we probably would have smoked them.
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I did a unintentional stoppie last fall on Brinker when a doe ran out in front of me, I think I was doing 50. The guy in the Bimmer cage freaked out. I had stopped to clean my drawers he saw it happen , said my rear tire was 2 feet of the road. I hadn't realized that the rear had come up. I don't do Brinker in the morning or evening anymore....too many deer.

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ernie rammed a deer on his old fzr1000.
yeah, that was a big whoops

somewhere slightly over 55mph on Algonquin Rd in Barrington.

All I can say is thank god for my helmet and my Hein Gericke leather jacket. I lucked out with just a broken collar bone and a few weeks of recovery time.

Bike was demolished. Lovebothkats said it went flying over the deer along with me after we hit. Bambi staggered a few steps and died in the ditch by the side of the road.

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