Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Rochelle , NY, USA
Deer is the worst possible problem for anyone driving on the road in any type vehicle. Last year at this time at 10:30 AM on my bike, on a bright and clear day on a 2 lane road doing 50mph, I saw the flash coming across the road in front of a big truck coming the other direction. I swerved off the road and then realized i was going to clip a tree and fence. If I swerved back, it would have been dead on in the middle of the deer.
I decided, or at least instinct from almost 50 years of biking, I just let go of the bike, dropping it and hitting the pavement at about 20 mph approx. The deer was so close, I was able to see its eyelashes. Yes, deer have eyelashes !
Fortunately, all I got was a tear in my left sleeve with a scrape and a small bump on my left hip. The bike slid on its left side and the left case popped off. A worker in the field near the road, came over and helped me right the bike. I put the case back on, and the bike started back up. I managed to ride 90 miles to a BMW dealer.
Almost $5000.00 later, I got back my bike looking brand new( I only had 1000 miles on the clock).
Deer are so unpredictable these days. They hang out on the road almost any time of the day,and then run, always in the wrong direction.
This week, there have been many news reports of serious collisions with these creatures, as it is their mating season. Just hope one of them does not think humans are their 'lovers" !!
Deep Blue 2009 K1300GT