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Old 07-01-21, 05:28 PM
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I can still remember the time I was riding up Mt. Hamilton and just as a car sped around me, a huge deer jumped out in front of the car and got smashed head on. The deer slides for probably a hundred feet or more, then tries to get up and stammer away. I could tell it was just sheer adrenaline and the poor thing was certainly completely busted up inside. The car was doing 40+ easy and the entire front left of the guy's car was caved in. I can still hear the sound in my head, and the visuals, it kind of ruined that ride for me.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Itís the deer that are the menace to cycling. Iíve had too many close calls where a deer darts into the road, right in my path. Autumn is the worst, when the bucks are on the move.

This video, from Mt. Lemmon, Arizona:

Cyclist collides with deer
Wow. That dude landed about as perfectly as you can in an endo.
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Originally Posted by cthenn View Post
I just remember hearing about a rider who was killed on Alhambra Valley Road (going down the Pig Farm Hill) when a group of turkeys ran across the road and he ran into them. Also, there are pictures somewhere on this website of another rider who was injured when a turkey got lodged *in his wheel*!!! This actually happens a lot with squirrels, I'm always very cautious and slow down around those dumb animals. WHICH WAY DO I RUN, THIS WAY THAT WAY, NO RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BIKE/CAR THE SECOND IT'S PASSING ME!
Turkey vulture...
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Old 07-18-21, 05:56 PM
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The above Mt Lemmon deer collision video brings to mind another video of a collision closer to home...probably most Bay Area riders have at least once ridden over the Golden Gate Bridge and down the hill into Sausalito. Don't jump as I did upon seeing this video again - even though I knew what was coming. ...After seeing this video a few years back, it took me quite a while before I stopped thinking about it when descending this same hill on what is a regular route of mine.
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Old 07-20-21, 03:27 PM
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Jeez, there's zero warning there...it's a guard rail and what looks like a big drop off then all of a sudden POW! I always think about these kinds of things going down Diablo, coming around a blind curve. Sadly, I think more about idiots in cars driving on the wrong side of the road now when I descent Diablo...guess I'd rather face the deer than a metal car body!
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