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    Close Call K1600GT

    Had a great "Boys Weekend" riding the back roads of central WV. Weather was near perfect, on the cool side which means with full riding gear you were perfectly comfortable. Boys Weekend started about 10 years ago with my now 17 year old and me and a weekend in October. This year we were joined by 5 other bikes and we were on the new K1600GT (WHAT a bike!). Had a great weekend, road numerous twisties for 2 1/2 days but... with about 4 miles of the "good stuff" left, heading north on Trout Pond Road into Wardensville, WV I captured the vidoe below. Pay attention when you get close the 40 second mark....this was my lucky day! The camera is a VIO POV with the head mounted on the front fender.

    http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...dBf6WWaK0PjquA
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    Wow, what a close call! The riding and weather looks something special.

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    Yikes, that road rat almost took you out!

    Glad it ended well.

    Nice ride video.
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    I notice you slowed down quite a bit after the "flash"....Think I would have too!
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    Zounds!!!!!
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    deer

    Glad she missed you, too close for comfort for sure. I had a similar incident at the RA rally in June, never saw it and missed it by inches. It will sure make you stop and check your shorts at the next restroom.
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    Yahoo!!! Man, I don't think that could be any closer without a hit? Glad the rest of the day went well.

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    Smile

    So if the rider had come to a stop at the stop sign (rather than rolling through) and then continued at his same rate of speed, then the road rat may have been and gone...
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by EvryDayRide View Post
    Yahoo!!! Man, I don't think that could be any closer without a hit? Glad the rest of the day went well.
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    Rider Safety....

    Glad you were not hurt...

    For sure... LUCK!

    LUCK
    Noun:
    Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.


    This would be a great training video for a classroom discussion in an MSF Class. Beginner or Experienced.

    Lots of items to talk about here....
    One intersection at a time......
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    Wha?
    Nice portrayal of calm cool and collected!
    Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.

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    Wow! Sure was a close call. Watch for 'em all the time here in Iowa, especially around logical crossings. Especially this time of the year when the bucks are more interested in the does, than in watching where they're going....

    John

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    It was close.
    That looks like it was a bit more than 35 mph, also.
    I had 3 in a row that close last year in Utah, Highway 62 north toward Koosharam.
    This year another rider made a direct contact with one at the same location, split the deer into two pieces, ruined the RT, kept it upright, and had no injury.
    Other than hurt feelings about a ruined RT.
    dc

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    Freakin Taliban deer! Glad you only had a major vinyl pucker moment!

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    That's a little TOO close for comfort! Wow!!! Glad to hear you guys are okay.


    Ride SAFE!


    BT

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