From now on I plan to scream like a little girl whenever I see a deer.I'm seeing more and more deer on my rides -- especially when I ride at night (fairly often) but also during the day. I've been looking for deer whistles like they have for cars, but most of them need you to be going at least 30 MPH to work. I'd like to say I average that, but I'd be lying.
That's certainly one idea! And I have also used a bell when I see deer. However, I like the idea of something that scares deer off BEFORE I see them, since it may be a bit late once I see them.From now on I plan to scream like a little girl whenever I see a deer.
That will have the same effect right?
Ouch! How are you doing? All healed up?Deer are evil. That's exactly what happened to me May 11th this year but mine was at night. I was coming down a big hill, I had good vision of the road ahead with my bright new headlight. My speed was maxed out in my top gear and three deer jumped down off the bank at the edge of the road. The third one landed right on my front wheel. I went over the bars and the deer, ended up with a broken collar bone and broken shoulder blade and a nasty looking eye from doing a faceplant on the highway.
I healed up well. The eye looked nasty for a week, my hip (didn't break this time but had some issues, still has three pins in it from last crash in 2006) and my shoulder and collar bone stopped hurting in about three weeks. I had to stay off work for eight weeks, doctor's orders. I felt good and enjoyed my time off. I was back on the bike within a month but I haven't rode at night since the accident. I did a lot of kayaking this summer. It seemed like a safer thing to be doing, at least until my bones were fully healed.Ouch! How are you doing? All healed up?
Wow, CapitalB I didn't realize you were the one in the crash. I thought you were just linking a video you found on youtube. You really survived that crash well. It could have turned out much worse. I think your young bones were probably a lot more resilent than my 62 year old bones. When I was younger I never broke a bone. Congratulations on eliminating that 7 point. Deers are evil.Thanks, I'm doing fine. A bruise on my shin has turned spectacular colors. The minimal road rash has already healed.
And I got a 7 point buck bow hunting in Door County this last weekend. Revenge!