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Managing Deer/Motorcycle Encounters

It's that time of year - idiot kamikaze deer behind every tree...... It's mating season and they've collectively lost their minds.



With that in mind, I would like to offer Kevin's helpful hint #137 for managing motorcycle/deer encounters.
Make sure that you have enough bungee cords
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There are workable variations, but this is MY preferred method.
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No matter where you go - there you are.
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Is it just me, or does that bike seem smaller with that rider aboard.

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Oh yummy,, looks like you are cooking up a back rest from your bike
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A riding buddy was up on the north coast of California a few months ago. He was riding after dark and hit a deer.

The outcome was almost miraculous. He hit the brakes hard and center punched the doe at around 40 mph and DID NOT fall off!!! Zero damage to the bike other than a bent reflector up front.

He did endure some cracked ribs when the doe's head wrapped around the front end and clobbered him on the right side.

Rather be lucky than good!

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Be able to stop within your line of site, and always have at least one finger on the brakes.

My and a buddy were talking about hunting on bikes a couple weeks ago, we concluded that a deer wouldn't be managable... Well this proves us wrong!


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