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post #1 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Be careful. This happened today...

I recently met some guys from a local site. I was planning on going with them today, but another guy and I ended up taking some different routes and doing about 275 miles. Just got back and see this:
http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...1014006/-1/rss

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A motorcyclist received minor injuries after colliding with a deer this morning in Oldham County.

The accident occurred at 10:15 a.m. on Old Hanna Road just off of South 53 in Ballardsville.

The Ballardsville Fire Department, Oldham County EMS and the Oldham County Police Department responded to the scene. An Oldham County dispatcher said the scene is nearly cleared and no roads have been closed.
Broken hand, broken foot, broken ankle. He's the owner of the local website. Had surgery on his ankle at 3:30PM today and is doing okay.

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This is a bad time of year for deer. Don't forget they move in packs, and seem to move more when it's calm and cool. When the wind is blowing they don't move as much because they can't hear as well.

Be careful all.

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post #2 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 03:26 PM
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Ack... that stinks.

If you see one run across the road, there will probably be 3-5 more coming across.

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post #3 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 03:39 PM
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Deer scare the crap out of me, they're totally unpredictable. Moose are pretty bad too, some of the Canadians here can probably speak to that.

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post #5 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 04:45 PM
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It appears in spite of his bad luck your buddy was very fortunate not to have been hurt much worse. I hope he has a speedy recovery!

In Canada I found small deer whistles for the front fender and didn't have deer close calls.

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post #6 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 05:22 PM
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OUCH! And Ewww...... glad the rider was not injured more seriously.

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That looks nasty. Always hate to hear about things like this. Thankfully he'll be OK. Glad he had others with him to help.

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Also great to see he was wearing full gear.

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Also great to see he was wearing full gear.
Yeah it probably saved him lots of injury. Hope he has a quick recovery. As for that deer, even though its a little rack He should have his a$$ mounted for messing up his day.

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post #10 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 08:25 PM
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Wow, glad he's basically ok, pretty lucky in the big picture. I've hit deer twice with cars, never been in that situation on a bike thankfully.

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hunting season

it all pushes the deer out of their standard routine...bucks especially

ride prudently is all you can do this time of year

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post #12 of 23 Old 10-14-2007, 09:17 PM
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Man, glad he's mostly OK. I'm guessing his bike used to have full bodywork. I can't imagine what a hit that must have been. Glad I live in SoCal where we don't see many deer.

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I used to love night riding, but hardly do it anymore for fear of a deer collision. Early morning and dusk are higher risk as well, but as many of us have seen and as this accident at 10:15am shows, it can happen at any time.

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post #14 of 23 Old 10-15-2007, 11:46 AM
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Fall is when the bucks are in rut. during this time they move around more in the day and are less cautious about their surroundings, so they cross roads more often, etc. You’ll also have to be more careful during hunting season which starts in the winter. This of course has deer running for their lives so they’ll be crossing roads more often and generally acting a little freaked out.

Also noticed these guys are wearing knee pucks on the street. I'm always cautious of riding with the ones who do that.

glad he's going to be ok.

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Also noticed these guys are wearing knee pucks on the street. I'm always cautious of riding with the ones who do that.
Why? If Nate goes out for a day of riding especially in cooler temps he wears full leathers. His leathers have knee pucks, they are the only ones he has and he uses them for track days too. Just because they have pucks doesn't mean they are out tearing up the curves. Too me it means a smart person who respects the road and what could happen if they end up sliding down it.

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Did anyone else see the article on CNN.com about a motorcyclist who went down wearing an inflatible jacket? Not sure I want to wear an airbag but it is an interesting idea. here is the link to the original story

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/14328936/detail.html

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Why? If Nate goes out for a day of riding especially in cooler temps he wears full leathers. His leathers have knee pucks, they are the only ones he has and he uses them for track days too. Just because they have pucks doesn't mean they are out tearing up the curves. Too me it means a smart person who respects the road and what could happen if they end up sliding down it.
sure if they are built in i would make an exception... but to my knowledge knee pucks are removable since the suit will outlast the pucks. My logic here is if you need to wear pucks on the street because you're going to be draggin knees then i don't want to ride with you. Dragging knees on the street usually means you're not leaving enough buffer for those little surprises that you might need to avoid. And nothing ruins a good ride like having some bonehead crash because they are riding too aggressively.

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Dude should take the deer home, gut it, and make eating things out of it, you know, so he can absorb the deer's spirit. That way he will have deer insight and instinct and a full belly whilst he recovers. Could use the deer skin to keep his tootsies warm while he heals up and watches movies like Caddyshack and On any Sunday and the original Gone in 60 Seconds.

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Dude should take the deer home, gut it, and make eating things out of it, you know, so he can absorb the deer's spirit.
Looks like the gutting part is already done.

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My #1 fear when I ride the twisties at 7 am on Sunday mornings

Amen.

Every Sunday morning I'm a friggin' bundle of nerves as I travel down the Merritt on the way to the Dairy. I usually see at least a 1/2 dozen deer on the trip, just standing a few feet from the road grazing or contemplating a run across the death zone.

Scary stuff!

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That and 4 wheelers springing out of the woods keep me on my toes all the time. Lots of our rural roads have trees growing up to a couple of feet from the road way. It's either hit or miss.

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Dude should take the deer home, gut it, and make eating things out of it, you know, so he can absorb the deer's spirit. That way he will have deer insight and instinct and a full belly whilst he recovers. Could use the deer skin to keep his tootsies warm while he heals up and watches movies like Caddyshack and On any Sunday and the original Gone in 60 Seconds.
The firemen asked him if he wanted the head and antlers for a souvey. He said no thanks, he'd seen enough of the deer. They talked him into keeping the antlers. Fireman chopped them off with an ax, and they said he looked like he was having way too much fun doing it.

As far as the pucks, that's his track suit also. They were on a straightaway, he was the sixth bike in line, and the deer just popped out. The guy behind him said within an instant he had a deer, rider and bike to contend with and managed to miss them all.

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Glad to hear he is alive and in one peace. Bike looks trashed pretty bad.

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