Originally Posted by Blueridgerider
Man that is famous and wild! I believe I have seen that before. That is a great example of how fast things happen in life and when your riding. It has to send some shivers down your spine when you think how close that was to disaster.
In the full speed version you can hear me yell.
I don't hear ABS but was pretty sure at the time it was pumping. Suspect Garmin ViRB updates "telemetry" a bit slower than one might desire. But I saw and started braking before the deer is seen in the video.
Without looking this occurred between Christmas and New Year's Day 2018. I wore relatively weak glasses back then. Cataract surgery on left eye in April included lens correction so I no longer wear glasses for vision beyond 5'. Can see most everything on Garmin Zumo 595 and FJR dash but often double vision trying to read.
I hit a deer in WVA on my Goldwing back before GoPros. I was cruising along at about 45 with my friend riding behind me. Then in a flash it jumped down onto the road in front of me from the embankment along the road. Not even a chance to grab the brakes. I hit him right in the neck area thank goodness as it spun him around hitting my leg and bending my highway pegs. The big Wing wobbled a bunch and my friend was freaking out behind me as we had CB’s but the bike stayed upright and was still rideable. I will always remember looking in my side mirror and seeing that deer spinning down the road behind me. $5000 worth of damage. It could have been much worse for sure. I am always looking out for Bambi. I ride the BRP all the time and see them often. Almost worse than a drunk driver as they come out of nowhere. Thanks for sharing that!
A friend totalled a PC800 hitting a deer, but walked away unscratched. Replaced with GL1800.
In her youth my sister hit 3 deer. My brother bought a then-new Ford Focus and hit a deer just a few weeks later. Model was so new it took some time to get new fender, hood, bumper and grill. So far I have been fortunate. The video was of my closest motorcycle encounter. Had another only a mile from home with the Tesla. That one was a very large deer for the area. TN/AL have relatively small deer no bigger than the one in the video.
Bought land in TN a year ago and have not been on my land and not
seen deer or turkey. This is a friend who harvested this bird on my place 15 minutes after the season opened this year.
Me, on my TN place. Look closely you can see the white Garmin ViRB mounted on the FJR dash. I drilled a hole.