So.... leaving Eldo Canyon last week, it was an hour or two after dark..
As I'm doing 50-60 mph down the road, all of a sudden I just see a deer leaping into the light of my headlight-
I'm assuming he was being chased by something, like I said he was leaping! Not just standing in, or walking into, the road, he was mid-leap when he first appeared in my light-
His arc sent him right into my left side. He didn't even touch the ground in between his leap and hitting me. BIG IMPACT!
Somehow I kept the bike upright and moving- but I thought my leg was broken.. I kept going because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to support the bike/unfold my kickstand/shift back into a gear, if my leg was, in fact, broken... As I continued down the road in PAIN- I felt my leg searching for any compound fractures (that's what I thought I'd find judging from the pain..) But my bones were still intact.. (whew!) and by then I could start to wiggle my toes, flex my ankle a bit... At that point, I had to pull off the road cuz I was starting to feel real shocky..
I pulled over, half slid off the bike, it took a few minutes before I could put weight on my left leg... Then laid down in a field for 10-15 min to collect myself.....
Final damage tally: one lost blinker, a dented/scratched up fuel tank, and a swollen knee/limp for a week.....
Went back to the site the next morning to see if my blinker was still around/salvageable... it was shattered and scattered...
Also found the deer... dead as a doornail.
So long story short:
R100S - 1
Deer - 0
And be careful out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!