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Old 12-02-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hit a deer in the Hill Country! Pics and story inside.

Hey guys,

2 weekends ago the TAMUMC club and I took our annual trip out to Leakey, TX/the hill country to get in some twisties before winter sets in.

We had a fantastic ride Friday and most of Saturday. Around 3p we were coming back West on 337, headed towards town. I was leading group 1 and just as we were exiting a right-handed smooth 55mph-marked sweeper somewhere around 95-100mph, an 8pt buck jumped out of the brush and into the road.

I had <1s heads up. He came from the left side, and I sad "F it" and tucked in/hit the gas/continued my line.

The impact was intense. Akin to firing a Barret 50, except maybe 2-3 tied together, and then attached to your hip.

Deer made contact at left/front, smashed everything from headlights-bars, and its body/mass wrapped left and impacted my leg (inside my sidi vertigos) so hard that it snapped the heelguard off.

Miraculously, I did not lay her down. Rolled to a stop running on 2-3 cylinders, spewing coolant (and maybe some oil), but glad to be alive.

The rider behind me lucked out as well- the buck went under the rear wheel and was catapulted helicopter spinning style across the road behind me. His rear-facing go pro caught the buck still 2 feet in the air, spinning like a top.

The rest of the group pulled up, we called a truck from our cabins, and immediately went about getting a good picture of two before the adrenaline wore off... and I couldnt put weight on my ankle for a few days.

Bandera county law forbids even tagged-roadkill pickup, so the authorities dealt with the deer... no fried backstrap : (


Aaaaand here are the pics

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Notice the deer hair still stuck in the hosing

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Deer

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Old 12-02-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Glad you're ok!! Can't believe the bike stayed upright.
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You're lucky. My buddy was just to my left. He didn't see the deer that jumped into his front tire. Bike flipped, he landed on his head. Broken collar bone and ankle, slight concussion.
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You're lucky. My buddy was just to my left. He didn't see the deer that jumped into his front tire. Bike flipped, he landed on his head. Broken collar bone and ankle, slight concussion.
That's the second one he hit within a year...totaled 2 bikes.

I broke both my ankles, bruised hip, shoulder..etc..and totaled my bike too... those deer.
Glad you are okay.
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Deer are in rut right now. Bucks are chasing anything warm and wet right now. Glad you made it out alive.
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OP, Glad you made it out in one piece! You are extremely lucky to have kept it on 2 wheels!
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Ouch! I was out there a few weeks ago and was not having a good time on my way home. There were deer everywhere, the roads were wet and lots of gravel. I got exhausted after an hour and a half of concentrating so hard on the sides of the ride looking for deer. Saw about a half a dozen cross the road during that time. Slowed way down and just hoped I made it home in one piece.
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Thanks for the sentiments guys!

Ive heard more deer-horror stories recently than I would have ever believed prior.

I attribute much of my survival/staying upright on

1) momentum/no brakes

2) high impact point

3) good, full gear. Without Sidi's my ankle would be shattered.

4) LUCK : )
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If his right eye was big like the left one he may have seen you coming
Glad your still in one piece.
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We counted 25 dead deer beside the road on our trip from Austin to San Angelo last weekend.
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Glad you are alive! Welcome to the deer killers club!

So far I know of 4 of us. Hugo hit 2 deer.
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