Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope

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6 years 3 months ago #39667 by Bradley
Bradley replied the topic: Re: Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope

I also had a squirrel run through my front wheel, and get tossed up to handlebar level hitting my hand. It took off into the brush chirping away what sounded like a squirrel curse.

That's funny, I had a similar situation where a chipmunk took a ride on my rear tire, launched off the tire & hit me in the butt.
Another time I was climbing a hill on a dirt road & a young ground hog ran between my wheels.
Ahh, the fringe benefits of mountain biking.

Long Live the Fest!!

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6 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #39666 by motoloco
motoloco replied the topic: Re: Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope
I ran over a baby deer at Ellicottville. It ran right under my wheel, there was nothing I could do. It ran away into the woods so as far as I know it was OK. I also had a squirrel run through my front wheel, and get tossed up to handlebar level hitting my hand. It took off into the brush chirping away what sounded like a squirrel curse.

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6 years 3 months ago #39660 by bennymack
bennymack replied the topic: Re: Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope
This nearly happened to me at Letchworth when I almost ran over a baby deer that was "hiding" in the middle of the trail. The mother gave me a few warning passes and I could tell it would not tickle if that much energy collided with me.

Opinions are like pimples, they vary in amount and cover different areas.

There is no or, you're going to lose it.

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6 years 3 months ago #39657 by Scotto
Scotto replied the topic: Re: Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope
Topper, I had a deer hop right over my front wheel at a pretty good speed too. The deer timed it perfect.
The guy in the vid would have been TOAST if he wasn't wearing a helmet.

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6 years 3 months ago #39655 by skurge
skurge replied the topic: Re: Mountain Biker Attacked by an Antelope
nuts, i couldn't imagine getting hit by that thing

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6 years 3 months ago #39652 by Mack
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That's what it feels like when Tom K passes you on the old downhill at HV. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

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