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post #1 of 38 Old 11-05-2006, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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I almost hit a deer on the way home tonight from a nice ride. Fortunately I only got hoof-marks on the front fender. I couldn't have been any closer and not hit it. The deer was big enough it would have hurt quite a bit if I t-boned him - about 400 lbs and one hell of a rack on him.

Just a reminder, for those that ride during this season and close to dusk/night, be careful and stay alert!

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post #2 of 38 Old 11-05-2006, 11:13 PM
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Same thing here in PA. It'll get worse when rifle starts.
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Glad you are ok....they are as big as ponies here in Ohio.:shock: I avoid riding at dusk/dawn this time of year all together if possible.

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People seem to think deer are cute and cuddly, etc. Once one almost wrecks your life, you then see them in a different life - large, dangerous, dumb animals that will destroy your awesome bike in an instant.

Funny thing is, I avoided riding at dusk/night when I was out west for this very reason. Ironic that I almost hit one 1 mile from my own house.

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IThe deer was big enough it would have hurt quite a bit if I t-boned him - about 400 lbs and one hell of a rack on him.
Hey, you got to LOVE a good rack! Glad to hear that you are alright. In my part Maryland deer are always an issue.

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I almost hit a deer on the way home tonight from a nice ride. Fortunately I only got hoof-marks on the front fender. I couldn't have been any closer and not hit it. The deer was big enough it would have hurt quite a bit if I t-boned him - about 400 lbs and one hell of a rack on him.

Just a reminder, for those that ride during this season and close to dusk/night, be careful and stay alert!

Cheers.

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Same situation here,this weekend towards the end of my ride out of the woods comes a huge deer with a huge rack sprinting right in front of me,luckly missed it.What scares me is if the deer had come out of the woods seconds later instead of crossing in front of me it would of run directly into me,NOT GOOD.

I'll tell you this, no eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
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Thanks for the heads up, I for one can relate and live in deer country. I can get complacent after years of the norm and frequent deer roads all hours of the day and night as I am on call.
I have found that using Fog lights on my Fatboy helped me see deer before they became life threating. The wide angle beam is what makes the difference. Also, I try to keep my speed around 40MPH as much as I can near dawn and dusk during low light conditions, and when operating adjacent to forage and bedding areas. Still looking at lamps for the 650 as well as mounting options.
If you think you know the deer patterns in your area, I suggest you think again. My wife does better with her forerunner than I do with my .308!
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Just a note, those little deer repeller devices that you mount on your vehical don't work.

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It's that time of year.. The Rut..
Boy deers want to get jiggy with the girl deers, and the girl deers aren't quite ready for any action, so..
Bucks are chasing does, and they only have one thing on their mind, and it's not getting out of the way of somebody on the bike..

Right now, dusk and dawn have nothing to do with it.. They're running until they can't run anymore..

Keep your eyes peeled.. They're out, and they're not looking for anything but action..

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Last week, I was riding a curve and there it was. One of God's dumbest creatures. The four-legged dunce just stood there looking a me
Fortunately, I had more than enough time to look behind me and slow it down. I continued to slowly coast towards this "Eeinstein" of creatures and it finally ran away.

Moe said, "Are you sure it's okay to fish there?" And Curly said, "Sure, there's a sign that says Fine for Fishing."
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