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Got hit by a deer at over 55 mph.

Not often a deer hits you at nearly 60 mph and you get away with a bent brake lever and a broken pannier. It put the bike into a weave but it, or I, corrected it and rode it out. Love this machine. Pretty sure that on my VFR or Sprint I'd have been testing my leathers and Arai.

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The only thing I'm really scared of riding a bike - deer.
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Yikes, glad your safe with minimal damage to the bike. I guess the deer wasn't so lucky?
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Ugh, the meat missile... Glad you are ok, and very fortunate indeed, that it wasn't much worse.

Was it at dawn or dusk...the usual time for deer trouble?

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glad you're OK.

I have a buddy with 5 bikes (one is a Guzzi), he totalled a Stelvio (Guzzi) hitting a dear and replaced it with a Griso (another Guzzi) and hit another dear (not totalled).

I think deer kill plenty of riders. RIP Lawrence Grodsky, "Stayin Safe", Rider magazine.

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Around 3pm, middle of the day. Didn't go back to check on bambi. Lucky escape.
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Around 3pm, middle of the day. Didn't go back to check on bambi. Lucky escape.
Yikes! Rare to see them out at that time of day, glad your OK though, and bike not badly damaged at all.

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Big Muleys up there!

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Yep. Mule deer. Full grown female. One of the few locations where the trees border the road. Amazed by how the bike straightened itself out. It's all on instinct, but I really don't think I did much beyond hanging on.
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Glad you’re OK.

Hitting deer sucks. It’s almost like they’re intentional about it. I had two act like they were in a race to get to my headlight first down in Louisiana. Fortunately they’re small down there so the race winner bounced off my front wheel, I wobbled a bit, straightened it up and had a second to check my side mirror to see him spinning around like a break dancer. If he died, he died a happy deer having won the race to my headlight.

So, lemme get this straight.

I twist this little tube, it gets loud, I go forward really fast and it makes me smile...is that how it all works?
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