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    hit by deer...

    thats right - yesterday morning i went on a 4am bike ride and got hit in the rear tire by a deer

    i see them all the time as i ride primarily in the dark AM hours - never did i think one would plow into me though

    3 ran across in front and then i just heard hooves and bam

    i got lucky though - nothing but an untrue tire was the result and it appeared the deer was ok too
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    Too bad about the deer.
    If its killed in the collision its yours to Eat! (don't try and confirm that with a game warden)


    **edit**

    just noticed you're in Jersey too. Have you noticed our Deer have been getting smarter around vehicles in the last few years? I have. Of course this incident sorta skews that a bit. Still, glad you got out with just a tweaked rear wheel....those bastards can be pretty mean when they're riled up.
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    Pheww! Close one! Glad to hear you're ok. Where I grew up deer were all over the place. Half the deer related accidents our family had were of deer running into the car. I recall once the family was in the car on a country road and stopped suddenly for a deer. It got spooked and jumped on the hood of the car. Deer hooves will eff up some paint!
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    What's a deer with no eyes?

    No Ideer.

    What's a deer with no legs?

    Still no Ideer.

    What's a deer with no eyes, legs, or penis?

    Still no f$#%ing Ideer.
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    Oh, man, what a nightmare! Glad you're okay. I ride a lot in the pre-dawn hour, and hear deer as often as I see them. If a buck mistakes you for another buck, he may charge. This could turn out badly. They're incredibly stupid animals, basically the brain of a rabbit attached to the body of a small horse.

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    ^^ apt description ^^
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    Agreed. Nice one, Rudi.
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    In addition to my last helpful post, I'll also add:

    i ride through Valley Forge park (you know, winter of 1777-78?) daily on my commute (when I'm commuting daily) and there are thousands and thousands of deer there. I've had some close calls.

    If you drive through the park almost any time of the day they're standing around, just like cattle in a field. Except with tiny brains. Maybe cows have tiny brains too.
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    Cows are, thankfully, not as fast and generally not as excitable. I recall a guy back home hit an adult cow (> 1,000 pounds) at about 60mph on a motorcycle when I was kid. No helmet. My school bus passed by the scene shortly thereafter. Cow remains and motorcycle bits everywhere. There was Johny walking home without a scratch. Some people are like deer; too dumb to die.
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    That beats the time I slowed for a half dozen croosing the street here in town, and one plowed into the side of my truck... He got up and walked away. SLOWLY....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    Cow remains and motorcycle bits everywhere.
    He left all that tasty Burger on the side of the road?!? damn Johnny, at least eat what ya kill!
    --Don't Panic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    What's a deer with no eyes?

    No Ideer.

    What's a deer with no legs?

    Still no Ideer.

    What's a deer with no eyes, legs, or penis?

    Still no f$#%ing Ideer.
    Spoken like a true Pennsyltukian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Spoken like a true Pennsyltukian.
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    If a buck mistakes you for another buck, he may charge. This could turn out badly.
    This is the common fear-baiting used by hunters. Headline in The Anytown Weekly: Raging buck makes chop suey of local neighborhood Shih Tzu!

    This past fall I encountered two sizable bucks while I was riding the bike. One stared me down until I was maybe 50 feet away then walked away. The other, oblivious to my approach, allowed me within 20 feet then shot like a bolt into the wood when it finally heard me. Once there, it stopped, located me again with its eyes, and dashed deeper into the wood. This was during rutting season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Spoken like a true Pennsyltukian.
    I've seen this term before, but finally got around to looking up the origin. Apparently this lady had a hit with a song about a farm in Pennsyltucky. Further reading leads me to believe she and the guy in my avatar, as Farley would say, got it on.

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    most of the state, when you travel away from either Philly or Pittsburgh, well, I'll just say it's working class.. Every state actually has this, but PA is basically all like this unless the you're within say 50 miles of one of the two major cities.

    California's dirty little secret is that a huge majority of the state is actually pretty redneck. Florida? Don't get me started. New Jersey is just a bunch of idiots driving in traffic circles, thinking they're really just a suburb of NYC because NJ has zero decent large cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
    I've seen this term before, but finally got around to looking up the origin. Apparently this lady had a hit with a song about a farm in Pennsyltucky. Further reading leads me to believe she and the guy in my avatar, as Farley would say, got it on.

    I don't buy it. Judging by the album cover, doesn't appear she's the type to roll around in the proverbial hay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    New Jersey is just a bunch of idiots driving in traffic circles, thinking they're really just a suburb of NYC because NJ has zero decent large cities.
    Unfortunately, they've done away with many of the iconic traffic circles.

    Much of NJ is rural or semi-rural, and arguably working class. I live in such an area. Regretfully, it too has been over-developed during the past two decades, as has much of the ex-burbs of many large population centers. At least the popped housing bubble has put a stop to this and will save some trees and open space. Long live the deer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkYardBike View Post
    Unfortunately, they've done away with many of the iconic traffic circles.

    Much of NJ is rural or semi-rural, and arguably working class. I live in such an area, though it has been over-developed during the past two decades like much of the ex-burbs of many large population centers. At least the popped housing bubble has put a stop to this and will save some trees and open space. Long live the deer!
    all the traffic circles must be in south jersey then. I see them all the time.

    Northern Jersey is beautiful and completely breaks the stereotype of that state. We have so many deer here too because of the development. This was all farmland not really that long ago at all and now it's almost all gone. My aunt and uncle sold the last dairy farm in Chester county in the late 80's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    Northern Jersey is beautiful and completely breaks the stereotype of that state. We have so many deer here too because of the development. This was all farmland not really that long ago at all and now it's almost all gone. My aunt and uncle sold the last dairy farm in Chester county in the late 80's!
    Shhh...we're attempting to keep that a secret

    The year I started High School (so the story goes) was the first year that People outnumbered Cows in Sussex County. I was never totally sure if that was a clever ruse or the full truth, because it seems pretty reasonable!
    --Don't Panic.

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    I have no deer experience, but I saw this standup on deer!

    hopefully it makes you guys laugh
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPas5Xu0_8M&feature=fvst

    louis is one of my favorite comics


    profanity in the link..just in case you're one of those people who are offended by that sort of stuff
    Last edited by hellojoben; 02-17-11 at 08:13 PM.

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    I went to summer camp (and later worked as a camp counselor) in Elmer, NJ, which is near Vineland. That area was a hotbed of Ku Klux Klan activity mid 20th century (and perhaps now).

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
    Shhh...we're attempting to keep that a secret

    The year I started High School (so the story goes) was the first year that People outnumbered Cows in Sussex County. I was never totally sure if that was a clever ruse or the full truth, because it seems pretty reasonable!
    Possible. My father bought some property in Hardyston in the 80's with the plan of building his retirement home there (with his own hands). It was overlooking a beautiful valley with several farms, including a cattle farm fashioned after a Scottish Highlands farm. Then they built the Crystal Springs Golf Resort in the 90's, absolutely ruining the view. Apparently, the area now has a water shortage. He sold several years ago to a golfer.

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    Not all deer/critters are in New Jersey . . .
    Years ago descending Mule Pass just outside of Bisbee, AZ on our tandem, we were coasting full tilt (50 mph) when wife/stoker asked me to tap the brakes and slow down a tad.
    Did so; just then fawn darted out in front of us . . . very close call. If I had not listened to my stoker would've T-boned that deer at 50 mph.
    Other critters out here:
    This is open range country: cattle. And contrary to popular belief they can MOVE!
    Had a bull jump a 3-strand fence in front of us on the tandem; looked a us wild-eyed, bounced off another a vine-covered fence seperating our road from the freeway . . . ran back in front of us and jumped the 3-strand fence going the otherway.
    More wildlife: javelinas (wild pigs), coyotes, bobcats, etc.
    However animals have never hit us but been hit several times by car/pickup . . . drivers with brains smaller than deer!

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    We get urban deer in our yard all the time. I've tried to approach them, walking, sneaking, running; they always flee. The only way i've had one come to me is at night in a car at 60mph and now I've learned a bicycle works equally well. I concure, the charging buck thing is mostly urban myth, unless you've bathed in doe urin and atired yourself in brown velor....then you deserve it.

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