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    Matt Lauer (50+ rider) hits a deer on his bike..

    NEW YORK – A flip off his bicycle took "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer off the air Monday with a shoulder injury.

    Lauer, 51, was riding his bicycle this weekend when a deer jumped into his path. He flipped over the bike's handlebars and was slightly hurt, NBC said.

    "Today" show publicist Megan Kopf said Lauer separated his shoulder and was scheduled to have surgery Monday.

    "He's doing well, and we hope to have him back on `Today' later this week," Kopf said in an e-mail.

    Lauer's broadcast partner, Meredith Vieira, joked on the air that Lauer thinks the deer was hired by the competition.

    "Matt's banged up with a displaced shoulder, it popped out," she said. "So hopefully he'll be on the mend soon."

    Lester Holt filled in as Vieira's co-host Monday

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    Matt Lauer is 51? Holy crap, he's better preserved than even me!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    How old was the deer?
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    Did they say what bike he was riding.....?
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein

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    the deer was riding a bike?

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    Is the bike OK? I just got's to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikegeek57 View Post
    the deer was riding a bike?
    Do antlers count as a helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
    Do antlers count as a helmet?

    Paul
    So if it were blind it would have no eye deer??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
    Did they say what bike he was riding.....?
    Probably a John Deere.

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    NBC has a deer doing the morning news???

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    Was the deer on his lawn? Or he on its?

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    Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
    I started riding my bike to get healthy. Now I try to stay healthy so I can ride my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArkansas View Post
    Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
    He's often seen on the "need the scoop on Pardeeville from Tom Bombadil" thread.

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    If he's been riding a lowracer, he could have gone right under that sucker and not crashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArkansas View Post
    Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
    He posts under the name pcad.

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    I've had deer run in front of me during fast descents - scary, because you know you'd be on the floor and they'd be kicking you and biting you until you got untangled or whatever.
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    my son did the same last august. he was desending a hill and t-boned a big doe at about 40 mph. he ended with a lot of road rash. bike was totaled, carbon frame broke behind the head set. of course the zip front wheel was badly damaged. oh the deer was killed so i guess the son won. it occured 4 weeks before the ironman wisconsin that he was training for all year and had to pull out of. he did get 6 grand from the insurance company.

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    Some folks will do anything for a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    Some folks will do anything for a buck.
    D'oh !
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    D'oh !
    "Now cut that out!" -- Jack Benny
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    Is Lauer a road biker?

    I'm lucky I haven't hit a deer, knock on wood.
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    Who knew that deer were such activist media critics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArkansas View Post
    Matt is 51. I am impressed. Haven't noticed him on the 50+ forum.
    Chipcom scared him off!
    Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone

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    Who is Matt Lauer? But also, did he hit the deer, or just jump on the brakes when the deer got in front of him? It is not clear. It may be that he did not make contact with the deer but came close and spilled it, braking.
    Deer have killed people on motorcycles, probably also cars.
    dc

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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    Who is Matt Lauer? But also, did he hit the deer, or just jump on the brakes when the deer got in front of him? It is not clear. It may be that he did not make contact with the deer but came close and spilled it, braking.
    Deer have killed people on motorcycles, probably also cars.
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    "Vieira said that the deer apparently leapt in front of Lauer, who slammed on his brakes to avoid a collision. The sudden stop threw him off the bike and onto his shoulder. Luckily, Lauer was wearing a helmet.

    Lauer, 51, is an avid cyclist who has ridden a bike on TODAY on a number of occasions, most recently around the Olympic velodrome in Beijing. He also rode a bike last year in the Netherlands during his annual “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” globe-girdling trip. "
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