March 2, 2013

"All of a sudden all I saw was fur, the sky and then the ground."

This is why you need to always have your GoPro helmet cam strapped on:

23 comments:

Bob_R said...

Rats with antlers. But tasty.

Big Mike said...

That's why you have to keep alert to your surroundings in the woods. If he had startled a skunk he wouldn't have bent his front tire, but he'd not soon forget that episode either.

TML said...

We ride the DPR Trail in IL/WI all time and there are plenty of deer. Never seen a collision yet though. Well, not with a deer.

edutcher said...

I love how all the cyclists in their chi-chi John Kerry cycling togs just went on past.

The guy didn't fall, he was totaled by a deer. I guess all those good little Lefties were expecting I-am-not-a-Dictator Zero to come along and render a little ObamaTax.

Jim said...

It's easy to get them to cross at the sign. Much harder to get them to wait for traffic to clear.

Insufficiently Sensitive said...

Beautiful shoulder block! Twenty points for the deer, and a ten-yard penalty for the oblivious bicyclist.

Sorun said...

I like the bike mount better than the helmet mount.

Kelly said...

Did anyone stop and ask if he was okay? Looks like the other riders barely glanced his way. Zombie like, they kept on peddling.

Bob Boyd said...

Once you hit a horse, you'll never go back to deer.

Astro said...

Did anyone stop and ask if he was okay? Looks like the other riders barely glanced his way. Zombie like, they kept on peddling.

Ha, ha, ha. They're cyclists. What did you expect, manners?

edutcher said...

Nobody even said, "Hello, deer".

bagoh20 said...

Totally premeditated. She chose the slowest in the pack - culling the herd.

Mumpsimus said...

Deer don't have "fur."

Ann Althouse said...

"I love how all the cyclists in their chi-chi John Kerry cycling togs just went on past."

Well, it was a race. A competitor falls down... you're supposed to stop and help?

Hagar said...

Give that deer a gold star!

Sam L. said...

I have deer across the street from me that spend time in my yard, and the neighbors' yards.

Jay Vogt said...

Still cannot comprehend that you endorse men wearing cameras on their heads, but castigate men wearing shorts.

The answer is No and. . . No.

exception is wingsuit base jumping

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

I love how all the cyclists in their chi-chi John Kerry cycling togs just went on past.

Well, it was a race. A competitor falls down... you're supposed to stop and help?


There are states with stop-and-render-assistance laws IIRC.

If that does not apply, Good Samaritan ring a bell?

Or is this more of the Liberal empathy the Disrespectful Jerk loved to invoke?

I seem to remember a lot of Kerryesque Lefties during the Reagan Administration wondering if, with his policies, were we winning the Human Race?

ken in sc said...

One of my former co-workers biked home for lunch every day on a biking-jogging trail. This sort of thing was encouraged by the Air Force. One day he hit a jogger and broke his own neck. He became a quadriplegic. I was given his job and got promoted because of it. I have never been the jogging or biking type. It's not safe.

Petunia said...

Yeah, it was a race, but come on, it's a weekend bike race. Supposed to be for fun. I can see the later riders not stopping, cuz the guy was getting up and obviously not hurt too badly, but the people right behind him who saw him fall are jerks for not at least slowing down and asking if he was okay.

MadisonMan said...

I've a neighbor, big into cycling, who would speed through the Arb on a pre-breakfast ride, and one day hit a deer. He got bruised ribs from the interaction.

A day or so later, there was a news item in the paper about a deer behaving oddly in Nakoma. The deer was eventually put down. I think it was the deer my friend hit.

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ushutup said...

I think this exemplifies one of the darker aspects of our society, and the instant everything society.

...The 'monday morning quarterbacking' of a thing that happens...

...Instead of sharing stories, we simply watch the video of something that is inconsequential to our lives...

...The rapid - and vapid - distribution of common incidences which are essentially are once in a lifetime (one in a million) events becomes a narrative which distorts our view of real everyday life...

While the widespread use and availability of video [an antiquated phrase, but what is the alternative?] and its distribution can bring great insight and storytelling, the overwhelming majority (all?) is neither insightful nor tells a story.