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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Close One Yesterday- Deer Season has Started

Very grateful to be alive and well, not a scratch on me or my scoot. The green eyed effers are out there not just at dusk or dawn. If you think those videos of them coming up on a rider out of no where are B.S. think again. They come out that fast, never saw him/her until it ran out not 10 feet in front of me. No time to react. Only smart thing I can say I did was have my helmet on. Be safe out there!!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 10:44 AM
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If you think those videos of them coming up on a rider out of no where are B.S. think again.
No one in their right mind thinks that.

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Several nights a week I go for an after dinner ride in the adjacent semi-rural county. Always lots of critters around but seems like the deer have gotten more active lately. Much too early for the rut. Maybe 2 evenings ago I was on the two lane main state highway, just cruising about 60-62, and about 30-40 yards ahead of me a really beautiful large buck with a nice rack all covered in velvet came flying across the highway. Wasn't even a close call but...., could have been so different.

Glad yours was a "miss".
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No deer near misses here......yet! I know there is a pretty large herd living in the adjacent (to my property) bird sanctuary, and we have seen as many as 50 at a time coming to my little pond for a drink in the evenings, but they have been staying clear of the roads. Now DOGS on the other hand....
Bruce, glad yours was a close call instead of a report from the ER.

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Now DOGS on the other hand....
They're as bad or worse than deer.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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At 60 m.p.h. I'm glad it was a miss too. Had I left the gas station, house or whatever a few seconds later... could have been bad. My shorts and my seat will never be the same....
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Glad to hear it was only a near miss instead of even a light strike!

Was riding through Georgia yesterday thinking about this very thing.

That look on my face is not concern, its shock at your utter stupidity!

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 05:18 PM
Yup..... corn is up and they are impossible to see until they bolt out onto the road. Glad you're alright and didn't get hit..... good friend of mine wasn't so lucky last year!

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Now you see it, now you don't. Those are the best kind. Had the same happen to me last year riding the back roads near here. Makes it pucker for sure.



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