KLR vs Deer
I was riding home last Tuesday from work when all of a sudden something hit me out of nowhere! Before I knew what was going on, I was riding in the ditch beside the road and then my front tire hit a log causing me to launch from the bike hitting a hill and tumbling for about 15 ft. When I finally stopped tumbling and I looked back to see my KLR in the ditch upside down and a dead deer about 10 ft behind it. Up to that point I had no clue what had happened or what had hit me. There was a driveway a little bit down the street that had 8 to 10 ft fence around it and that is where the deer had to have came from.
My bike seems to be ok other than the front end out of wack and the brake lever needs to be replaced. I ended up braking my right leg in two places (upper tibia and fibula (sp?)) and will not be able to ride or drive for 6 to 8 weeks (according to the doctor)!
I was wearing a helmet (of coarse), leather racing gloves, Joe Rocket Ballistic Jacket but because I am an idiot, I was not wearing MC boots or my riding pants but instead had on mid rise steel toe boots and khaki pants. I am not sure if wearing the pants and boots would have saved me from braking my leg but I will never ride again without all my gear!
FACE YOUR FEARS, LIVE YOUR DREAMS!