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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:27 pm

Last night my wife and I were returning from Robertsdale to Daphne on 64, riding 2-up. Suddenly a large deer jumped out of the woods and across the road in front of us. I braked hard, but the collision was unavoidable - the deer is history. Fortunately we didn't go down. Damage to the bike (HD UG) includes bent forks, bent frame, broken lights, the crash bar is wrapped around the front cylinder, etc. etc. I got a deep cut on my shin, but my wife is fine. Fortunately, we hit the deer straight-on so didn't get deflected to the side. The fairing, crash bar and fender absorbed most of the impact and we were able to coast to a stop. The lesson is, it's about time for the rut, and the warm weather and foggy conditions are indicative the deer will be moving around. SLOW DOWN and keep a sharp eye peeled. Deer are large animals but they can move very fast. Don't be an almost-statistic like us.

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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Wow, Glad your ok, Sorry for that to happen to you.
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Post by Paladin on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:16 pm

Omigosh. I am glad that y'all are okay. I had a close encounter with a large dog once. And that was enough to teach me to watch out in and of itself. I have only seen deer on the sides of the road so far.
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Post by tully_mars on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:21 pm

64 or 59? 64 doesnt go betwee daphne and loxley. A customer of mine hit a deer on 59 between Lox and Rdale saturday night.

Glad u are ok. U are very lucky, I have heard of many motorcycle fatalities from deer collisions.
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Post by Paladin on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:23 pm

64 does go between the two. You have to get on 54 to go between R'dale and Daphne though.
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by Scadoodle on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:44 pm

Well theoretically 64 goes thru Robertsdale, But I'm from Fairhope, so what's the difference of Loxley and Robertsdale anyway. I have never seen a deer while on my bike except when I was following another bike east on 90 near Pensocala. I think between the whistling light bracket and the top end noise of my sportster it scares the hell out of them. Shoot If I had sensitive ears and heard my bike coming I'd run like hell too. But it doesn't work on Buzzards.
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Post by Paladin on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:46 pm

Yeah "Buzzkill" in action. Razz
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Post by T-Ray on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:52 pm

WoW! That sucks. Glad your and wife are okay.
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by tully_mars on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:19 pm

Ok, mixup in my mind. I was picturing robertsdale and loxley in op's travels.
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Post by Paladin on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:38 pm

Must have hit your head harder than you thought. Smile
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by hayweed on Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:18 am

Wow. Glad you two are ok.

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Re: Deer Alert

Post by Jack the Bagger on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:06 am

eeww a German Sheperd totaled my FLH 30 years ago , can imagine a deer
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by saltcreep on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:13 am

Damn.. tough bike, glad you kept is upright
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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:41 am

This has crossed my mind thousands of times. Was going up 31 one day and just before I topped a hill another biker gave me the signal to use caution over the hill and sure enough was 2 small deer on my side of the road. Im glad I slowed down cause I had no idea what to expect.

So glad you and your wife are ok. That could have been disastrous there.
Just curious what kind of damage was done to the deer ?

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Post by Dragon on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:57 pm

Haven't seen any down here (so far ) However they are all over Illinois in great numbers so I am always fearful of them. Glad you two are ok, definitely could have been a lot worse.


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Re: Deer Alert

Post by saltcreep on Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:50 pm

I was reminded of this deer encounter , but wasn't able to find it until now:

http://lifeisaroad.com/deerkilling.html


Whew!
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by ScooterTrash69 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:45 pm

Dude, you guys must have a 4 leaf clover shoved up your butts. Wow.
Glad to hear you're ok, but sorry about your bike. That's gonna be a
great story for many years to come...
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by Miss G on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:37 pm

OMG! pale *faints* I live in Robertsdale and won't ride at night usually because of that very reason. I've had them jump out in front of my truck before and barely managed to miss them. I'm glad y'all are ok....don't know how you kept that bike up...damn...
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by jughead on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:37 pm

Glad to hear both of you are O.K.

I bet that left a mark on the seat.
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by Melissakins on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:43 pm

holy crap!!!!!
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by 72shovelhead on Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:26 am

Well I bagged a four pointer a few weeks ago huntin trying to even the score ,then nearly hit two later on the ride home. Glad to hear your both okay!
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Re: Deer Alert

Post by Scadoodle on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:56 pm

again, Glad that your both ok
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