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    Deer Me

    We’ve lived in the North Georgia mountains for about twenty years now, and I finally found a deer I could hit...

    Two-lane road, speed 50-55 I would guess. A little fawn came out of the forest to my left, meandering, and I had time and space to deal with it. Then, his cousin came out of the same spot, hell bent for leather just as I was taking there slack out of the front brake lever to slow - when you see one deer, look for more. This one was bigger, prolly forty pounds and running at a forth-five degree dangle to my path of travel, right at me. I though I could out run him and let him pass to my rear, but a Baby GS does not accelerate with enthusiasm without a downshift, and I didn’t have time.

    The deer struck my left lower left leg with one heck of a whallop, and it hurt life the fires of hell. The bike never waver or wobbled. I kept going, gritting my teeth for a few miles until the pain subsided. If I had slowed, the bigger deer would have been right in front of my front wheel, so i glad I didn’t get to the brakes. The impact raised a good-sized hematoma; I iced it down and it went away.

    No crash, very grateful.
    Roger Wiles
    roger@rogerwiles.com
    www.rogerwiles.com
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    Glad you are okay and good job keeping the rubber side down! We count our blessing at times.

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    Certainly glad to hear that you dodged any lasting pain or damage to your ride.
    Paul F. Ruffell
    Retired and riding my RTs, the '87 K100 & the '98 R1100 !
    Niagara Riders & Knights of the Roundel #333

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    Glad it turned out as well as it did...damn deer. So far, we've been lucky about actually hitting one, but oh so close. Be careful out there!
    Gail Thorne
    2017 F700GS

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    Glad you're okay Roger!
    Chuck Manley #12106
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