I agree, I was not pushing a no-helmet agenda. Just another thread a few days ago was pointing how how they always have to throw it in...Actually they said the HE said the helmet saved his life.
I certainly have no political leanings concerning the forced wearing of lids, but I can see how he was glad he had one on in that instance.
I've killed more deer with a service truck in Missouri than I have with a rifle.Wow! That deer acted like he had a radar lock on to the rider. Lots of deer in the counties around home I ride in and I've seen lots of deer but, so far, no really close calls. Yet. It pays to stay sharp no matter what you are driving but especially so on a bike.
Mike, hope it wasn't a birdie like the one that hit one of the locals here a few years ago. Riding one evening not too far from me and an owl swooped down and smacked him in the face and chest. AND he of course was wearing a full face helmet, or he'd have lost a few teeth among other things. The owl didn't survive. Tommy actually held on and didn't lose the bike. They say he smelled like whatever the owl had been eating....after digestion.Wow glad he is ok...I had a bird fly out in front of me and i clobbered it...I had no time to react or nothing the first thought that came to my mine was is that what it's like with deer to...Well from that video it looks to be accurate...no time for any reaction...riding gear saves the hide
According to our local Sheriff's Department Head Administrator they not only DO NOT work but actually seem to attract deer collisions !
Junction has a DQ now . :thumbsupNot sure how much help even the pipes are. I was riding in back of a group heading towards I-10 just east of Junction where there are more deer than I have ever seen anywhere. The road was cleared back a respectable distance and lined the entire way with a high game fence. In the front of the pack was this gal on a Springer with Straight Shots and as she ripped along that highway, we were watching the deer heads popping up ....all on OUR side of the game fence. Some of them got up but didn't, fortunately---my pucker factor was already maxed out--- didn't do their Escape Wolf dance out to the road. So much for game fences, too, BTW.
Same road, a good friend hit one of the many deer while riding his Ultra equipped with the whistles. That was something like 10 years ago, and he is still getting pain management treatments after numerous surgeries. Did I mention how much I hate deer any way but cooked?