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« on: August 10, 2016, 12:12:06 PM »

I had a very sad experience with a find on my ride last night.  Took the scooter out for a ride on some back country roads.   Rode over a hill to see debris all over the road and a stopped car.  Turns out a baby deer ran out of the woods at the wrong time.   He didn't make it.  The driver was fine but her car had some serious damage.  She was so sad about the baby deer.  Definitely keep a close eye out when your riding in areas with high probability of deer



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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 02:13:31 PM »

Yes, those are very tough situations to encounter even if you're not directly involved. Deer collisions are unfortunately very frequent around here. Recent history includes two deer collisions for me, two for my wife, and one each for my two oldest daughters. Fortunately, none of them involved motorcycles or scooters. Many close calls as well.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 02:24:43 PM »

Animal strikes of any kind can be disheartening :( 
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 01:12:38 AM »

Why can't they cross the roads where the deer crossing signs are? I had a small one jump off a slight hill right into the center of the grill of my Equinox. No other body damage, but just under $5 grand to fix the radiator, air conditioning, transmission lines, various engine parts, etc. Sad experience? You bet it was.I was left stranded 400 miles from home, in the rain, late at night.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 01:19:36 AM »

Animal strikes of any kind can be disheartening :( 

I got depressed about killing a bird that flew into my bike a few years ago.  But let's not forget that a deer of any size (or dog or hog or cow or name-your-animal) can do way more than just damage to itself if it runs out in front of us.  It will at least take us out, and at worse, kill us.  A few years ago a rider on a gold wing around here got taken out by a buzzard flying in front of it.  Lots of damage, including to the rider, who was relatively lucky.

Ride safe and scan the treeline.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 04:13:08 AM »

As a deer crash survivor I feel everyone's pain when it comes to a hit. Just to bad they can't all be fenced in.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 04:37:48 AM »

Why can't they cross the roads where the deer crossing signs are? I had a small one jump off a slight hill right into the center of the grill of my Equinox. No other body damage, but just under $5 grand to fix the radiator, air conditioning, transmission lines, various engine parts, etc. Sad experience? You bet it was.I was left stranded 400 miles from home, in the rain, late at night.


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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2016, 12:47:52 PM »

..... and they walk among us ...........   
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2016, 03:12:48 PM »

..... and they walk among us ...........   

But not while chewing bubblegum, I'll betch'a!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2016, 05:10:11 AM »

As a hunter, I have a completely different view about dead deer.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2016, 12:38:22 PM »

If I shot a deer to eat it, it would be one thing.  To hit something and have it suffer to death is another... IMHO.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2016, 02:40:52 PM »

If I shot a deer to eat it, it would be one thing.  To hit something and have it suffer to death is another... IMHO.

So so true !
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2016, 02:41:27 PM »

..... and they walk among us ...........   

Unfortunately !!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2016, 03:07:34 PM »

I would really like to think minimac is just pulling our leg. Now, that woman caller on Maggie's youtube link was serious! I am surprised she was from the North-central area and not California!

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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2016, 03:53:55 PM »

Don't worry Karl- that was tongue -in -cheek- and I was remembering and referencing  the call that Maggie posted.
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 08:37:09 PM »

If the woman was serious, it’s just proof that there are no limits on the boundaries of stupidity. Unfortunately, as more areas are developed for homes, or commerce the native animal population as little to no place to go. In many cases we are forced to live together resulting in benign to dangerous encounters. I prefer not to ride at night or early in the morning in rural areas, even if I’m wearing all my gear.

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2016, 11:40:46 PM »

Well the big doe in my backyard has two big healthy fawns so the deer population will be OK. Always sad to find roadkill on a beautiful ride.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2016, 12:58:54 AM »

Now, that woman caller on Maggie's youtube link was serious! I am surprised she was from the North-central area and not California!

Karl


Well I think we should have scooter crossings entering and leaving cities, towns and villages. In areas with over 200 in population we should have at least a couple of scooter crossings at the more populated streets. It would also be extremely important to have a scooter crossing every 5 miles on every highway, turnpike and interstate. Every Walmart, Target, Kmart, Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, Deere dealer and Tractor Supply should also have a scooter crossing.        
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2016, 06:19:21 AM »

If the woman was serious, it’s just proof that there are no limits on the boundaries of stupidity. Unfortunately, as more areas are developed for homes, or commerce the native animal population as little to no place to go. In many cases we are forced to live together resulting in benign to dangerous encounters. I prefer not to ride at night or early in the morning in rural areas, even if I’m wearing all my gear.

- Wolf

Yea but the deer population has been steadily growing. Even way back in the 70's in Illinois they were beginning to be seen more as varment than critters. And, from what my kin & friends were saying when I was back there is pretty much the same.
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