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Offline Carpathia

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Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« on: August 05, 2012, 06:30:58 PM »

OK, I see deer most every morning on my daily commute to work. So I guess it was bound to happen. Left my house at my usual 3:00am, got rolling up to around 60 mph then got a glimpse of a doe running wide open, head down...4 ft to my left.... Wham!!! direct hit to my left foot and leg....  I was near the yellow center line and she knocked me to the edge of the road. Counter-steered hard and somehow managed to keep it in the road. Got to work and was amazed to find no damage to my beloved Triumph Tiger except it and my leg was covered in deer hair....




Granted I was limping around work like a 70's Pimp....lol

Heel is still very sore.... I wear heavy duty work boots on my commute... Would hate to think what my foot would have looked like, had I been wearing Nike shoes....

Offline Carpathia

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 06:34:47 PM »

On the way home I stopped and noticed the impact had killed the doe. She was maybe 120 lbs... Felt like a Linebacker when she hit me.... Checked the bike over and no damage that I can find.  Had she hit my front tire or rear tire... I likely would have went pine tree surfing... Not good on a narrow country road at 3am.... Anyhoo... Thought Id share.... Peace out... :-*

Offline SlowRoad

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 06:35:19 PM »
Glad it was a good outcome and that you area ok other than a little bruised!!
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Offline Carpathia

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 06:38:24 PM »
Glad it was a good outcome and that you area ok other than a little bruised!!

Thanks man. Yeah her head rammed my foot into the bike's frame. Shin was also very sore but now its mostly just my heel...

Offline springer

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 06:45:46 PM »
 You got lucky on that one!
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Offline dredmIn

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 06:46:26 PM »

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Offline drzwrx

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 07:25:24 PM »
Should have carried it home and ate it. Properly claimed your victory. All kidding aside glad you kept it upright and out of the trees.
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Offline 01YZF6

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 08:27:46 PM »
you got very lucky on that deal...  i would throw an extra thanks down before bed tonight! ( if thats your thing)
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Offline kwb377

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 08:43:37 PM »
Good job keepin' it upright.  :-*
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Offline lazeebum

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 09:29:46 PM »
Glad you are ok.  Deer season is too short.  It should be year round with hunting at night with lights allowed.
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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 09:39:47 PM »
anybody want to guess of that deer is Carp's freezer?

Offline springer

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 09:47:50 PM »
anybody want to guess of that deer is Carp's freezer?
If he left it out while he was at work....in this heat....I don't think so. :)
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Offline Crandon

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 11:13:33 AM »
Glad you were able to keep it up right and no major damage to you or the bike.
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Offline Carpathia

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 04:42:52 PM »
You got lucky on that one!

Ill take Lucky... erryday...erryday.... :) :-*

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Re: Got T-Boned by a Deer... Ouch !!!
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 06:09:48 PM »
Sounds like Skills and proper gear. Usually you would think a subject line like this one would have photos of a tore up bike and a cast. Congrats on the save  :-*