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Cool How many have actually HIT a deer?

Thinkin about gettin some t-shirts or something made..(maybe undershorts with embroidered skid marks)...

You know...kinda like us Year Round Riders!

Only this is a more special club in that we have SURVIVED a deer strike. We have earned our right to put a road-kill decal on the side of the tank just like WWII pilots! So, it is TIME we all stood up and proudly announced our status in life!!!

BTW, hitting a deer means physically touching it with your body part or a part of your motorcycle...beemer or otherwise. Blood, guts and sh*t will earn you special designation. So will multiple strikes!

I will be first:

Date: April 11, 2006
Critter hit: Deer
Speed: 50mph
Blood, guts, etc? YES
Damage to Bike? YES, left mirror $240
Critter status? DEAD, dammit
Rider status? Happy as hell.

Who's next?

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May have to do the whole category thing. Call 'em "Critter Cruncher" or some such T-shirts and have graphics for: Rodent, Prairie Goat, Deer (white tail or Mulie), Elk, Moose, Bear, Coyote (do domestic critters count? dogs 'n cats?. Cows?)

May need a whole 'nuther realm for winged critters too. Last years Turkey Buzzard impacts were fatal to several. But I've read stories of folks 'winging' birds and ride'n on. Some of 'em cleaner than others.

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I-ite!!!

Let's start a list for those who have HIT a deer with a motorcycle:

1. Hawg


Add your name to the list and keep it going....
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I-ite!!!

Let's start a list for those who have HIT a deer with a motorcycle:

1. Hawg


Add your name to the list and keep it going....
Naw that'd be too easy for ya, I'm gonna raise the stakes

Let's start a list for those who have HIT an Elk with a motorcycle:

1. Hans & Pat


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Naw that'd be too easy for ya, I'm gonna raise the stakes

Let's start a list for those who have HIT an Elk with a motorcycle:

1. Hans & Pat
2 Mark Conlogue


1978, late March. I was in College in Northern Maine, headed home after a night 7-10pm class on my Yamaha XS-750 triple. It was a balmy 36 degrees, and ground fog. I crested a hill, and descended into a low bog area. speed limit was 50, and I had slowed to 45 or so. Out of the fog, I saw a shape of a freakin moose, just standing in the road (crossways of course). I had dual disk in the front, and single disk in the rear (where the hell was the BMW abs then??)

I locked the rear wheel, and slid a bit sideways. The moose (all 2,000 + pounds of him) looked over at me kinda casual like..) and i smacked his lower rear legs with the right hand mirror, which promptly broke off, along with most of my front brake lever.

I did get stopped before I went into the water, and the moose was still just standing there looking at me.

So, there I was, on the wrong side of the road, the bike in 5th gear, and stalled, and the damned moose decides to come take a closer look.

screw that!! I banged back into first gear in record time, and bailed. the last I saw of him, was the 25 MPH trot alongside me while I was still in first gear.


Nope, I don't drive after dark on the bike NO MORE!!!

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May need a whole 'nuther realm for winged critters too. Last years Turkey Buzzard impacts were fatal to several. But I've read stories of folks 'winging' birds and ride'n on. Some of 'em cleaner than others.
Yep - this is the 5th week since I hit a Wild Turkey, and I'm still waiting to get my bike back (hopefully this week!).

Still glad it didn't flap a second sooner or a foot higher - wouldn't have been pretty.

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Last year I hit a full-size deer broadside on my R1100S doing about 80mph in Eastern Oregon. Three weeks in the hospital, mucho recovery. BMW was reduced to toothpicks.

Funny, that was my second deer. A year earlier I totalled my Ducati hitting a small deer going about 50 around a turn. She smashed the radiator into the motor, went under and thru the back wheel and squirted out the back taking the taillight with her to heaven. I didn't drop the bike that time.

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1978, late March. I was in College in Northern Maine, headed home after a night 7-10pm class on my Yamaha XS-750 triple. It was a balmy 36 degrees, and ground fog. I crested a hill, and descended into a low bog area. speed limit was 50, and I had slowed to 45 or so. Out of the fog, I saw a shape of a freakin moose, just standing in the road (crossways of course). I had dual disk in the front, and single disk in the rear (where the hell was the BMW abs then??)

I locked the rear wheel, and slid a bit sideways. The moose (all 2,000 + pounds of him) looked over at me kinda casual like..) and i smacked his lower rear legs with the right hand mirror, which promptly broke off, along with most of my front brake lever.

I did get stopped before I went into the water, and the moose was still just standing there looking at me.

So, there I was, on the wrong side of the road, the bike in 5th gear, and stalled, and the damned moose decides to come take a closer look.

screw that!! I banged back into first gear in record time, and bailed. the last I saw of him, was the 25 MPH trot alongside me while I was still in first gear.


Nope, I don't drive after dark on the bike NO MORE!!!
3. John Pretti 1997 totalled a K100RS
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3. John Pretti 1997 totalled a K100RS

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Count me in, Hwy 136 in the georgia mountians. 55 mph and the deer's head hit the headlight. Deer spun around and landed in the highway dead as a door nail. Bllod coming out of his mouth and no guts anywhere. Did not go down as 1000+ pounds of energy was too much for him. 5500 dollars too fix and two months without the bike. Happened in the middle of the summer too. But all is well now.



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Thinkin about gettin some t-shirts or something made..(maybe undershorts with embroidered skid marks)...

You know...kinda like us Year Round Riders!

Only this is a more special club in that we have SURVIVED a deer strike. We have earned our right to put a road-kill decal on the side of the tank just like WWII pilots! So, it is TIME we all stood up and proudly announced our status in life!!!

BTW, hitting a deer means physically touching it with your body part or a part of your motorcycle...beemer or otherwise. Blood, guts and sh*t will earn you special designation. So will multiple strikes!

I will be first:

Date: April 11, 2006
Critter hit: Deer
Speed: 50mph
Blood, guts, etc? YES
Damage to Bike? YES, left mirror $240
Critter status? DEAD, dammit
Rider status? Happy as hell.

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Coming into Missoula Montana after CCR last Labor Day. It was at 10:30 at night with lots of deer grazing on the shoulders. Doing 70mph I decided to follow a Knight Transportation truck about 5 seconds back on the left side of center in the lane. Pauline was snoozing on the back. Pink Floyd on the iPod was keeping me company. The truck made an abrupt left-right-left taking up a lane-and-a-half when deer carcass came at us in multiple pieces from under the trailer. We hit the main body parts head-on and the LT and I did a modified nacnac and Pauline awoke with a startled What Was That! The smell was a combo of Venison and other entrails roasting on the exhaust. Couldn't wait to give her a wash-down. Does this count?

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Mark says
I'll see your elk, and raise you a MOOSE

Dang, we gots all kinda critter crunchers on this board,
All you Harley boys listening, these Beemer boys are baaad-ass
an we ain't even heard from the boys down under or the dark continent yet,
come-on what else ya got? Elephants, Giraffes?


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Last year I hit a full-size deer broadside on my R1100S doing about 80mph in Eastern Oregon.
I still think about that one, Paul. We met some friends of yours while taking the obligatory Lolo pass picture, and they mentioned they were meeting you in Montana. At that point none of us knew that you were already in the hospital.

Glad you've got a sense of humor about it all.

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The truck made an abrupt left-right-left taking up a lane-and-a-half when deer carcass came at us in multiple pieces from under the trailer.
I'd say that counts, as it sounds like the deer was still warm.

Fortunately I'm still not qualified for this list, unless we're counting birds.

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Coming into Missoula Montana after CCR last Labor Day. It was at 10:30 at night with lots of deer grazing on the shoulders. Doing 70mph I decided to follow a Knight Transportation truck about 5 seconds back on the left side of center in the lane. Pauline was snoozing on the back. Pink Floyd on the iPod was keeping me company. The truck made an abrupt left-right-left taking up a lane-and-a-half when deer carcass came at us in multiple pieces from under the trailer. We hit the main body parts head-on and the LT and I did a modified nacnac and Pauline awoke with a startled What Was That! The smell was a combo of Venison and other entrails roasting on the exhaust. Couldn't wait to give her a wash-down. Does this count?
Dang, me too. Was down in Alabama a few years ago and was behind a truck and pulled out to pass him. The second I pulled out I see a deer carcass about five feet in front of me - nothing I could do. I briefly hit the brakes and then figured I wasn't going to stop, so I clenched every muscle and hit the throttle. I bumped over the deer and wobbled a bit, but then it was over like nothing had happened and I was happily cruising down the road. Scared the crap outta me, but no damage to the bike. Yeah, the deer had probably been tenderized by a few trucks before I got to it, but was still a bump or two. I wouldn't want to do it again & I sure wouldn't want to hit one still standing.

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Dang, me too. Was down in Alabama a few years ago and was behind a truck and pulled out to pass him. The second I pulled out I see a deer carcass about five feet in front of me - nothing I could do. I briefly hit the brakes and then figured I wasn't going to stop, so I clenched every muscle and hit the throttle. I bumped over the deer and wobbled a bit, but then it was over like nothing had happened and I was happily cruising down the road. Scared the crap outta me, but no damage to the bike. Yeah, the deer had probably been tenderized by a few trucks before I got to it, but was still a bump or two. I wouldn't want to do it again & I sure wouldn't want to hit one still standing.


So, you and ME are certified deer jumpers?????!!!!
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Twice in less than a year - Once on bike once in Mini Cooper. Wife was aboard both times and didn't see either deer.

Bike - Near Lasen National Park in Northern California heading to a bike show. Saw deer running across road, hit brakes, hit deer - Wife says "What was that" $2,500 in plastic damage. We stayed upright and continued onto bike show after picking up pieces. A friend used the cracked plastic packed with deer fur as a draw at the bike show. The kids at the school loved it.
Car - Heading into the town of Raymond Washington and hear a thump - look in the mirror and see a couple of deer getting up. Seems that a dog had chased them down a ridge and into our moving car - about $1300 in damage. The only time we saw them was in the rear view mirror. They can be real quick!

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Add me to the list. No damage to anyone or anything but he thumped me twice and I had some deer snot and hair to show for it. Plus those four little wierd scratches in my chrome.

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Cool How about being hit by a deer. She hit me!

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I had a doe hit me in the side last fall while running from Hurricane Rita. It damn near knocked me off the bike. All the screws loosened up a bit, two tabs broken, and a small crack in the vent that you look into to check the oil.
That was where she decided to stick her now. When I looked the next morning, I had blood, hair, and either spit or snot. The deer brushed by my leg just hard Rite to get my attention. The back wheel got a loose and I was really afraid I was going down. I could see myself run over by the innumerable other idiots out that night on 59. I got lucky, settled the bike down and continued to the next town.
Oh, I wasn't sleepy anymore either. I had been, but the deer cured that. I hate to seem vindictive, but I hope the beetch died.

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2001 I hit a deer goig about 45. Damn thing ran out of a yard in the middle of the day being chased by dogs. All I saw was movement on my left. I didn't know if it was a kid, dog or what. I tried to swerve behind but caught the deer. The front wheel got yanked hard left. I saw it was a deer as I was ejected over the handle bars and sent for my OH SH*T ride. I sailed about 200 feet and landed on my head and left shoulder. I broke collar bone in2 places, my shoulderblade in 2 place and three ribs. I had two joggers standing over me before i knew what happened. I knew I was busted up. I used a cell phone and called the wife and told her to meet me at the hospital. I thouht I was done riding but by Spring i was ready to try again. So far so good.

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Add me to the list. No damage to anyone or anything but he thumped me twice and I had some deer snot and hair to show for it. Plus those four little wierd scratches in my chrome.

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Them near misses are tough on the ol undershorts,too, huh???

Here's one of my posts from sometime ago about a near miss:

"Hawgs and..Bull!

Well,
Just remembered my last LD trip up the east coast with my riding buddy, Scott. We rode to Pittsburg for a wedding and back on, not LT's, but our HD's...this was before the age of enlightenment.

Anyway, my riding buddy and I set off for the wedding...him on a Road King, me on my Dyna Convertible. Great fun! The ride up from Atlanta was really nice the first day riding around the verdant foothills of the Smokies...until we got just above Johnson City. As lead, I set the pace through the sweepers and the weather and scenery were perfect until I rounded a curve and saw a KID running left to right across the road in front of me toward a farmhouse! Right BEHIND the kid was the biggest [email protected]#$#@! black bull I ever saw!!!! chasing that kid. That bull was at least 10' tall and all I could do was hit my brakes hard!!!! Stopped about 50 feet in front of that bull who had already stopped, looking confused...... Then, all of a sudden my buddy went right by me trying to stop his Road King...didn't make it and swerved around the bull at about 10mph and crept up the road. The bull was looking both ways, still confused!

He started to run after my buddy and that was when I opened full throttle! Roared around that big bull and opened up about 100 feet before I slowed for my friend, stopped and looked around and that bull was still comin'! Opened the throttle....stalled....finally cranked and burned out of there!!!

Don't know if my brakes were better than his or what...but now that I think about it...if he hadn't gone around the bull and drawn him away...I would have really been stuck...no way could I have turned around!! So, maybe, bad brakes can bring good breaks!!! "
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That's one of the best .......ah....Bull ....stories I've heard.

Just maybe your buddies brakes were fine,
it was the stuff he was sliding in?


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I don't have all the details yet but just last week good friends of mine from Georgia were riding near Jackson Hole Wyoming. Tom was riding a Goldwing 1800, his wife Ginger was out front on her Goldwing trike. Ginger hit a deer broadside that catapulted over her head, taking her windshield wth it and hit Tom full force putting him in the hospital with broken ribs and a broken collar bone.
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That's one of the best .......ah....Bull ....stories I've heard.

Just maybe your buddies brakes were fine,
it was the stuff he was sliding in?

BTW, forgot da graphics, here's da bull!!!!

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Sign me up for the club. Had a doe jump out in front of me, followed by her young fawn. Momma got out of the way in time, but not Bambi. I braked as hard as I could, yet still maintain control in a straight path. I hit the fawn in the hind quater doing about 25 mph. Knocked the little critter right off it's "pegs" as it spun around violently. No damage to the bike and it seemed the fawn was OK too. Although, I bet it had some nice bruises later that day. I think young Bambi was just as shocked as I was. We both looked at each other when it was over...and she scampered away to re-join mom....who stood there watching it all unfold.

Not terribly exciting....no guts, blood, excrement or tufts of hair between my teeth ....but I did hit one....so sign me up for the club.

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Totaled my first '05 LT with only 700 mi. on it in Dec. of '04. At 4:30 in the afternoon going about 45mph on a Florida country road I got T-boned by a deer running at full tilt trying to jump across the road, it hit into the left side of my front wheel. The bike and I cartwheeled about three times according to my two buddies who were riding behind me. Insurance bought me a new LT and paid for some of my 3 day stay in intensive care. My broken bones healed pretty quick, but it took several months to clear out all the cobwebs from my skull fracture. I been riding more than ever but I'm always looking for the next big rat on the move.
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Ran 1 over last year, as it spun across the road after being hit by a car traveling in the opposite direction. No damage, just a big bump in the road.


A few years ago, a doe jumped up onto the road from a ravine and her nose spun the right hand mirror on my Virago. Scared the crap out of me.

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I killed a deer with my '99 LT in December 2004. I now have a '05 LT. I did not get hurt, just a sore ankle, arm, shoulder. Totaled a helmet, jacket, riding pants, boots and gloves, though.. OH yeah.. and a cell phone!

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Hill Country Deer

I comute 50 miles rt in the Texas Hill Country and every day is an adventure. As it get lighter, its not as scary but the rats are still there. Just this morning I spotted one off to the right and then about 10 miles farther, almost hit one that had already been smushed. I'm not even sure it was a deer....wrong color but too big for a dog. Smelled quite rank and very fresh.

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Cool Valkyrie 1 Bambi 0

I nominate this guy for one of your T shirts...may as well give one to the wife device on the back too.

http://lifeisaroad.com/deerkilling.html

Hmmmmmmmm Valkyrie looks like it could do with a bit of a clean....sorta looks like what the BMW front wheel would deteriorate too if you let the brake dust build up...hehhehehehehe

No doubt one could just delete the antler part and add the Skippy pouch if you ride out here during dusk......

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Put me on the list as of yesterday, I hit one in eastern Montana. A glancing blow with the right front of the LT blew the little b****** into the weeds so to speak. Plenty of deer hair along and around the boundary between the tip-over wing and upper fairing. I thought I had gotten off with just a broken turn signal lens and a bent tip-over wing, but closer examination today has some fine cracks in the fairing panel at the point of impact, and an assortment of smears down the side. The carcass had a six inch circle of hide ripped off its rear quarter where the LT attempted to rip it a new one.

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Put me on the list as of yesterday, I hit one in eastern Montana. A glancing blow with the right front of the LT blew the little b****** into the weeds so to speak. Plenty of deer hair along and around the boundary between the tip-over wing and upper fairing. I thought I had gotten off with just a broken turn signal lens and a bent tip-over wing, but closer examination today has some fine cracks in the fairing panel at the point of impact, and an assortment of smears down the side. The carcass had a six inch circle of hide ripped off its rear quarter where the LT attempted to rip it a new one.

Dang, sorry to hear ya joined the club....

You guys keep 'em coming 'cause we gots to get a list together and make this an official club!!!!
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On July 4th my wife and I hit a deer just south of Stanley Idaho. The deer just seemed to materialize out of nowhere. Actually the shoulder of the road dropped off sharply about 10 feet down and she just jumped up on the road without checking for traffic.

We were the second bike in a small group when the accident happened, and I can’t tell you exactly what happened because there is about a weeks worth of my memory that doesn’t exist. Everything I know is what I have been told by other people.

My wife spent about 8 hours in emergency with a few broken ribs and broken shoulder blade. I was air lifted to a hospital in Boise and spent the next month there with broken bones and various internal injuries. I am now doing well and going to therapy at home in Utah. The deer didn’t make it to the other side of the ride. Our 2001 LT is history.

Both of us were wearing full-face helmets and complete riding gear, neither of us had any road rash and from the looks of our helmets it would have been much worse.

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How many have actually HIT a deer?

Has anyone ever hit a deer in SO CA or SO NEV?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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How many have actually HIT a deer?

What, if anything, can you do to avoid hitting a deer?

Reduce speed? Anything else?

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I locked the rear wheel, and slid a bit sideways. The moose (all 2,000 + pounds of him) looked over at me kinda casual like..) and i smacked his lower rear legs with the right hand mirror, which promptly broke off, along with most of my front brake lever.

I did get stopped before I went into the water, and the moose was still just standing there looking at me.
Hans ol buddy, The moose story is up near the top but I'm backing your play with the elk story as the best one, since you actually knocked the elk down. A dubious honor perhaps but you earned it.
Buffalo anyone?

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Glad to here you’re on the road to recovery. What kind/brand of gear were you wearing?

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Never a dear, or a deer, but did hit an antelope jackrabbit on my 1000 Honda Hurricane doing 80 miles per hour at night. I'm not talking jackalope, they only exist in Texas , this was Arizona near Florence. These antelope jacks get up to 45 pounds, mine was about 20. I saw the jackrabbit in my headlights crossing left to right in front of me. I went left, he went left. I went right, he went right and at this stage there was no avoiding him. Felt like quite the speedbump, cracked my fairing slightly.

Oh, and I did almost hit an elephant in the Kruger Park in South Africa in a car. They don't allow motorcycles there for obvious reasons. You should have seen the look on the elephant's face, he almost peed himself. I almost did not. How do you almost hit an elephant? I was going around a turn, and he suddenly came out of the thick brush on my left and right in front of the car. I missed him by about a foot. Almost got hit by a rhino too, but I was standing still, and he was coming at me in a real pissed off mood. How fast can a car go in reverse? About 1/2 mph faster than a rhino..

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After last yeas CCR I was taking my daughter to the airport at 5:30AM. Very dark cloudy night with no moon or stas visible. We came over a ridge doing about 40, and the road was blocked with a herd of elk. I almost stopped and was going to stop, but the bull turned and bolted. I hit him in the neck with the LT windshield, left mirror and my face. My daughter had my full face helmet on and I had an open face helmet with safety glasses. The glasses wer pushed into my face and cut from my nose to hairline.

We did not go down, and could not get help, so we rode to the airport and I got treatment. Had the bike fixed and shipped home. I flew home to heal. My daughter was not hurt, and the elk, well I think he is still chasing his herd of cows.

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Arai full face helmets, Joe Rocket Phoenix Jackets, and I can't remember the brand but a good pair of leather chaps. Boots and leather gloves.

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..wimpy Brit (we don't have many horned rats in the UK) but, my road kill list so far is a horse that landed on the roof of my old Ford Escort in 1985, and squishing a hedgehog (not sure if you've got them in the States, but there like a little mini porcupine) .. hedgehog just went 'ploof', and bits of blood & snots over the front of the bike - no punctures (from the spines), bit of twisty front wheel, but rode through it.

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After reading many of these tales it makes me glad that we do not have the same problem over here, it is mainly suicidal sheep and smaller animals:

Riding into work this morning I noticed a rabbit in the road in front of me,
remembering some advice I headed straight for it.... and ran it over.

IIRC the advice to aim for small mammals in the road is based on the
assumption that the animal will run off in one direction so swerving will
give a 50% chance of hitting it whereas aiming for it will mean you miss it
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This advice needs to be modified.... it doesn't hold true if the animal is
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How fast can a car go in reverse? About 1/2 mph faster than a rhino..
Remember, you only have to go 1/2 mph faster than your buddies's car.

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Thankfully the only deer I've ever hit have been with a 12 ga load of No. 1 buckshot. I won every one.

However on one of my first trips to work on my BMW, I had a near miss. Does that count? Not only was this a new bike for me, it was the first one I'd ever ridden that I had to shift gears, and use a foot brake, so I had to learn in a hurry.

I was leaving the house, and the road out to the "main road" is liberally mined with deer, but I have almost never seen one actually in the road. On the sides yes, but not on. I was running about 40 mph, and spotted "something" on the road, just at the edge of my low beam lights. Remembering someothing I had just read in "Profecient Motorcycling" the night before, I grabbed the front brake, and the clutch at the same time, dropped down a gear or three, while feeding in some rear brake all at the same time, and came to a near stop in plenty of time to miss a 4 point buck standing in the road. He jumped back into the woods, I eased out the clutch, checking to see if there were any more around and went on my way.

Someone mentioned following a truck. My step-son and his GF were following a truck through Wyoming when the truck hit a cow. A very large cow I might add, but when they're flying at you, from under a truck, at night, I'm sure the all look pretty big. They hit bits and pieces of the cow, other bits and pieces hit them. It was a pretty good mess. Almost totaled the car.
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