Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Hit a deer last night...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Warwick, RI
    Age
    42
    Posts
    31

    Hit a deer last night...

    Must've been my lucky day yesterday, cause I'm pretty much ok. The deer ran across 138 west after the Jamestown Bridge. I had hauled the bike down to like 30 mph and and was looking right to see if his buddies were coming too. Then he hit me from the left. I have some rash where my jacket and pants separated, and some bruises, but otherwise ok.

    The police were very helpful, and told me that there are a lot of deer crossing there. I recommend being extra careful in this area. And, of course, ATGATT. Pants that zip into the jacket seem like an awesome idea all of a sudden.

    Anyways, figured I'd share my story and hopefully save someone some grief. I would never have expected the deer to double back on me like that.

    Stay safe out there!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Rider. Just a rider... DucDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Southern NH
    Age
    72
    Posts
    8,825

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Glad you're OK...
    ...now, how bout the bike....and the deer!?!?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
    Muhammad Ali.

  3. #3
    Satans Donkey Uncle Snake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Central VT
    Age
    56
    Posts
    2,734

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Glad you're ok! The last one I "tapped" was a double back as well.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Jake
    2006 ZX-10R
    1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100

  4. #4
    . dipthat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    208

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    In Soviet Russia deer hits you

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2004 Yahama RX-Z
    2004 Yamaha 125-Z
    2008 Honda CBR 600RR, bitch is SOLD

    Castrol R30

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Lifer landricscustoms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Southbridge
    Age
    46
    Posts
    1,530

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Glad to hear you made it out with minor scrapes and bruises man.. coulda been ALOT worse!!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Degsy: "i never had red hair"

    some people crash because it is out of their control
    others crash because They are out of control



    http://www.landricscustoms.com

  7. #7
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    10,687

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by dipthat View Post
    In Soviet Russia deer hits you
    I had a friend in the HA, a few years ago a deer hit him, shattered his leg, killed the deer, he pulled over and called an ambulance.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  8. #8
    Lifer Pittenger5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin
    Age
    41
    Posts
    15,186

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome View Post
    I had a friend in the HA, a few years ago a deer hit him, shattered his leg, killed the deer, he pulled over and called an ambulance.
    Im dating a Russian.


    Good story

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Zip Tie Alley #505

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

  9. #9
    Posting Freak ninjachica250's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Miami Shores, FL
    Age
    38
    Posts
    949

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    I cant imagine hitting a deer on a bike. I grazed one once with my car and I was scared shitless. I drove 15mph the rest of the way home

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Back marker... jwm2k3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Lynn, MA
    Age
    51
    Posts
    5,209

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Im dating a Russian.


    Good story
    Does she call you her little deer? Is she hitting you?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  11. #11
    Triple Inside Dieseldan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    South Eastern Mass
    Posts
    1,223

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    be VERY carefull there have been a TON of deer strikes lately all over SE MASS

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    2006 Red Triumph Daytona 675

  12. #12
    Lifer Garandman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dorchester, MA / Mt Sunapee, NH
    Posts
    12,817

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjachica250 View Post
    I cant imagine hitting a deer on a bike. I grazed one once with my car and I was scared shitless. I drove 15mph the rest of the way home
    The guy who runs Micatech (NH) hit a deer on a dirt road at 30-40mph on his way to work. He was on a dirt road. He remembers seeing the deer, and next thing he remembers is looking up from his hospital bed and finding out it was 6pm. A woman (bird watcher) driving up the road found him lying in the road, unconscious, and just happened to have a cell phone with reception, and know the name of the dirt road, or it could have been much worse.

    His wife uses her maiden name so the hospital called his 80yo mom in FL, who has always been against the idea of his riding. So I've since added "Wife" to the title field in my cell phone - my mom is 89....

    But if you are thinking about getting hard bags - a Micatech can kick a deer's ass, and still open and close....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. Eisenhower 1961

  13. #13
    Posting Freak khuygie88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    RI/VT
    Posts
    886

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Must've been my lucky day yesterday, cause I'm pretty much ok. The deer ran across 138 west after the Jamestown Bridge. I had hauled the bike down to like 30 mph and and was looking right to see if his buddies were coming too. Then he hit me from the left. I have some rash where my jacket and pants separated, and some bruises, but otherwise ok.

    The police were very helpful, and told me that there are a lot of deer crossing there. I recommend being extra careful in this area. And, of course, ATGATT. Pants that zip into the jacket seem like an awesome idea all of a sudden.

    Anyways, figured I'd share my story and hopefully save someone some grief. I would never have expected the deer to double back on me like that.

    Stay safe out there!
    I live right there (30 seconds off the exit) and there are a ton of deer in the area. Glad you're alright.

    On another note, does RI have a hunting season

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  14. #14
    Hungry like a wolf... MissTwisties's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Southwick, Matachusetts :)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    10,785

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by khuygie88 View Post
    I live right there (30 seconds off the exit) and there are a ton of deer in the area. Glad you're alright.

    On another note, does RI have a hunting season
    Umm...this girl here would LOVE to have a nice game steak!! I was raised on game meat, deer, moose, caribou, partridge, and fish...it's been so long. I'll buy a steak from you! LOL

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    www.elementsofbalancemt.com
    www.facebook.com/misstwisties

    "If you don't stand for something you fall for everything."
    "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."


  15. #15
    Senior Member tonyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    647

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by MissTwisties View Post
    Umm...this girl here would LOVE to have a nice game steak!! I was raised on game meat, deer, moose, caribou, partridge, and fish...it's been so long. I'll buy a steak from you! LOL

    RU trying to buy roadkill?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!


    2008 Kawasaki Versys 650
    1972 Honda CL70

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Warwick, RI
    Age
    42
    Posts
    31

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    Glad you're OK...
    ...now, how bout the bike....and the deer!?!?
    The deer got away... So I'll have to mooch someone else's venison unless I take up hunting (tempting...) Roadkill would be fine

    The bike (2004 GS500F) is much less damaged that I thought it would be. Somehow broke the front brake lever even though she went down on the left side. Forks look straight, and the bars don't look too bad either. Might take a quick spin around the neighborhood to see how she tracks, but I'm taking a close look at the frame first just in case. Starts right up though! Plastics took a beating.

    Will need a left hand mirror, new bar end weights, the two upper screws are missing from the windshield. My EZ pass got hit by a car after I dragged the bike out of the road. Helmet will need to be replaced.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  17. #17
    I need to Pee! MellowYellow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicopee
    Age
    49
    Posts
    156

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Wow man quite lucky, Never seen a deer double back, thats nuts. Glad to hear your ok.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    K8 GSXR 600

  18. #18
    Don't bother me! R7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Yamaha Blvd
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,315

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    Seeing all the deer on the side of 138 all the time makes me feel lucky to be here today...that stretch of road between Rt1 and 1A used to be one of our late night drag strips. Can't mention the speeds, but I used all the power of my R1 at the time

    Glad you're OK

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Yamaha

    A Big Powerful Sportbike

  19. #19
    beige camry attack mojobreakfast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Salem, MA
    Age
    47
    Posts
    398

    Re: Hit a deer last night...

    A few cruisers on the scene of a pickup vs. buck on 114 in Middleton this morning at 7 AM, right between the old registry building and Home Depot. Bucky was laid out in the middle of 114. I was on my bike going the opposite direction. Needless to say this was a good reminder.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    no bikes currently

Similar Threads

  1. A Deer sat in my lap
    By Cowboyrider in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-11-11, 11:04 PM
  2. Oh Deer!
    By The Snowman in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-19-06, 08:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •