05 September 2010
Missed Him By THAT MUCH !
I've just bought the motorcycle with the intent to save a little money on gas on my commute to work. I've transported plenty of motorcyclists to Trauma Centers, so I'm quite aware of the dangers of colliding with deer after darkness falls and I won't be riding my bike cross-country at night unless there are no large critters to run into.
But on my way to work today, at about 1830 hours with the sun still relatively high above the horizon, a situation similar to the one pictured above happened right in front of my car...
I jammed on the brakes and missed him by no more than 10 feet. He ran from an area where I've seen lots of deer before, but only after sunset.
When I bought the Guzzi I thought I had figured out how to mitigate that danger.
Now my confidence is shaken.
Added before posting:
In the Midwest it's deer. Elsewhere, other wildlife is just as dangerous.