That was a first on a bicycle. I wasn't going all to fast, just getting started at 0500 and pedaling easy at about 16 mph. I suppose it's a tribute to how quiet I've tuned my bike, because they looked VERY startled when I cruised up the road so close to them.
4 deer looked around in panic my SuperSpot illuminated them from less than 20 feet away grazing the side of the road. Then they bolted. Two off into the field, and two across the road that I was travelling.
I actually had to apply brakes to avoid hitting one! I could hear his hooves clipping the pavement just feet in front of me, and got a close up look with my LED.
That's all to the story really...just never thought I'd almost hit a deer on my bike.