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Oh Deer... again...

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With a sunny 60F-ish Maryland day it seemed time to give the 2018 DCT Wing a little exercise. The rural roads of northern Baltimore County are only a short hop away and I chose my favorite 70-mile loop that includes Prettyboy Reservoir. Heading home, at the 57-mile point, I was tailing a pickup truck at a comfortable distance, figuring deer would hear it and allow both of us safe passage.
No deal... we were doing about 45 mph when a large brown and white blur appeared, seemingly leaping right into me. I felt a "thud" and a slight leftward pull of the steering, but didn't go down and kept moving ahead. The bike seemed to be working fine, but some flapping plastic led me to stop to check the damage. Woah... the photo shows it. (I don't know where the deer ended up, right or left side. Maybe it heard the truck, then decided crossing the road was safe.)
After finishing the ride home I called my insurance company, then rode the 11 miles over to the dealer, a bit anxiously with plastic flapping at (slow lane) freeway speed. It awaits professional attention.
Next accessory: For sure, a deer whistle...
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Glad to hear you're upright and not injured....... (y)
It's one of those hazards that come with as safe as possible and be prepared for the unexpected.

Please let us know how it goes with bike repairs....
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This Blue Bike = Deer Target Theory must be suppressed!

Y'all got any idea how many members are waiting on a new Blue? or looking for a good used Blue?
Especially don't tell our esteemed members like @Brian_Fenner....

But this would be a great time for the Paint Scheme Pauper known as Mother Honda to renew the superb Titanium.... everyone knows Titanium is lighter.....yeah, that means faster....

Mine is a 2022 Ultra Blue Metallic........different animal. :LOL:
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Deer whistles don't work........but,
Blast some AC/DC going down the highway.....proven to scare away most critters. :cool:
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