Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!

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Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lucky!

Postby BrindleScoops » Wed Aug 28, 2013 21:25 pm

Went for a nice ride tonight with my Neighbour on a brand new never even been out the garage set of wheels, had a cracking ride, on the home stretch a deer runs out from the hedge at the side of me, probably spooked by the light and embeds itself in my rear wheel, we were doing 20-30mph and I somehow managed to stay on until i had scrubbed enough speed not to have major injury before falling off and into the road as I watch the poor Deer wrestle itself free from the bike and run off. Wheel is completely totalled and I think the frame is gone I need to check the rear stays and the rest of the bike in the light, but I cant inagine they wont have been damaged by the impact, we looked to see if the Deer was OK but it had gone, I just have the usual road rash and bruises, BUT I am ih so thankful it didnt go into the front wheel as I would have been straight over the bars, also up until that point we had been drafting but decided to ride alongside each kther for a chat as the road was quiet, so potentially it could have been both of us and with much worse injuries.

Oh and the deer must have shat itself so the bike is also covered in that too. :cry:

Phew, didn't expect that tonight.
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Postby southdownswolf » Wed Aug 28, 2013 21:42 pm

Gutted for you about the bike, but at least you are reasonably okay though.
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Postby BrindleScoops » Wed Aug 28, 2013 21:54 pm

To add insult to injury, my wife thinks its hilarious. (Read my tag line - it may help to explain this a little)
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Postby Donkeywings » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:01 pm

I, being the neighbour, am extremely glad I was beside, and not behind him at this point! I think Bambi might have a headache tonight though.

On a brighter note - the MagicShines we were both using are *amazing*. They lit up pitch-black country lanes like it was daylight, and err, seemed to attract the wildlife! :-(

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Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Postby Alitogata » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:18 pm

Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me..
Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have never heard in my life about a collision between a cyclist and a deer. :)

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Postby lawrences » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:20 pm

Maybe the deer was out to get you.

It tackles you, shits on you when you're down then runs off... if you can't laugh about that one day down the line then there's no hope.

Joking aside shame about the bike atleast you're ok.

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Postby lawrences » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:22 pm

Alitogata wrote:Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me..
Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have never heard in my life about a collision between a cyclist and a deer. :)


C'mon surely you've seen this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oymHHyV1M

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Postby BrindleScoops » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:27 pm

Alitogata wrote:Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me..
Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have never heard in my life about a collision between a cyclist and a deer. :)


No neither had I before! The bleeding has pretty much stopped and Donkey Wings, obviously as shook up as I was has generously donated a stiff drink to calm my nerves!
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Postby BrindleScoops » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:30 pm

lawrences wrote:
Alitogata wrote:Thank gods you didn't got injured that much. Bikes can be repaired easier than humans and deers are not what would say small animals. I would be scared to death if I would see something that big falling on me..
Anyway..At least you'll have to tell a good story about an unusual accident. I have never heard in my life about a collision between a cyclist and a deer. :)


C'mon surely you've seen this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oymHHyV1M


Yep that was pretty much it, though UK deer are slightly smaller and this one had its head down at just about wheel height, but the drama and conclusion were pretty much the same!
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Postby lawrences » Wed Aug 28, 2013 23:39 pm

Just out of interest what model magicshine do you guys have? they sound great.

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Postby Donkeywings » Thu Aug 29, 2013 00:22 am

I got this one...
Magicshine MJ-880U 2200 Lumen LED Bike Light
I am not kidding - this is not a see-me light - this is a see-everything-100-yards-in-front-of-you-like-it-was-daytime-even-in-the-pitch-black. With 3 hours battery life. I think BrindleScoops has the older, cheaper, not as powerful version, but it doesn't matter because mine lights up the whole world! ;-) Oh, and his attracts Deers, whereas mine has an anti-wildlife filter. Probably.

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Postby VeloPeo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 07:32 am

Ooof - at least you're OK

Was doing a night stage on London to Paris 24 a few years ago when a deer jumped out in front of us from one field, across the road and into a field on the other side. I was riding second wheel and it can only have missed the guy in front by centimetres. would have taken out a peloton of about 40 if it had hit the guy up front. We eased the pace back a bit after that :)

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Postby t4tomo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 07:55 am

i had a squirrel bounce off my spokes, wouldnt fancy tangling with a deer though.
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Postby michael_roadie » Thu Aug 29, 2013 08:11 am

I had a pigeon bounce off my spokes... yeah not the brightest animals, I'm steaming down the road and it takes off but into my front wheel rather than away from it... luckily it bounced off rather than get caught inside.

On the subject of deers though, I reckon this must have happened more than once in Richmond Park. No evidence but I do see deer crossing the road now and then, and with the number of cyclists there surely there must be incidents occasionally.

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Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Postby BrindleScoops » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:38 am

Well, looking at the damage this morning, the frame looks OK, I cant believe the stays got away undamaged, maybe this carbon stiff is stronger than you think!

Off to get a tetanus this aft, as the gouges in my shin look like teeth marks and coupled with the fact my shoe buckes have deer hair embedded in them, it looks like my left leg / crank arm took the brunt and the poor thing must have had a leg in the rear wheel to smash that up.

Anyone want to buy a 22 mile old Fulcrum racing 5 front wheel? LOl!
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Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Postby MountainMonster » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:43 am

BrindleScoops wrote:Well, looking at the damage this morning, the frame looks OK, I cant believe the stays got away undamaged, maybe this carbon stiff is stronger than you think!

Off to get a tetanus this aft, as the gouges in my shin look like teeth marks and coupled with the fact my shoe buckes have deer hair embedded in them, it looks like my left leg / crank arm took the brunt and the poor thing must have had a leg in the rear wheel to smash that up.

Anyone want to buy a 22 mile old Fulcrum racing 5 front wheel? LOl!


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Postby Slowbike » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:48 am

BrindleScoops wrote:Well, looking at the damage this morning, the frame looks OK, I cant believe the stays got away undamaged, maybe this carbon stiff is stronger than you think!


I would not be surprised if the carbon did flex - it's not designed to be stiff that way.

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Postby andrewjoseph » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:54 am

My wife was nearly caught in the middle of a deer stampede a few years ago. Riding around the forests at night allows you to see wonderous events, like a fully antlered up Buck running down the narrow trail for 50m right in front of you.
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Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Postby BrindleScoops » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:31 am

Slowbike wrote:
BrindleScoops wrote:Well, looking at the damage this morning, the frame looks OK, I cant believe the stays got away undamaged, maybe this carbon stiff is stronger than you think!


I would not be surprised if the carbon did flex - it's not designed to be stiff that way.


Whats the general thoughts on this, is there anyway to tell if its Ok? The paint doesn't look cracked, it MUST have flexed as 5 spoked were ripped in half as it acted as a chopping board for poor bambi. :?

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Re: Oh Dear, cut & bruised, bike potentially totalled but lu

Postby Slowbike » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:38 am

Carbon & Flexing ...

Another hobby of mine is sailing dinghies ... I had one boat with carbon spars (mast, boom & bowsprit). As soon as the mainsail was put up the mast was bent - it was designed too. I watched the boom bending when I pulled the mainsheet in really tight and the bowsprit ... well ... when you're sailing faster than many cycle you can expect a bit of bending in the bowsprit when the spinnaker is flying. All straightened back up to their normal aspect once the load is removed.

Should your carbon bike flex? Well, carbon forks are said to take a lot of the road buzz out of riding - how do they do that? Quite simply, they flex ... they're designed too.

You're right to inspect your bike though - it's taken a load where it's not designed too. It does sound as though it may have flexed. If it were me then I'd be checking the sideways stability as well as the lateral movement of each stay - hopefully you've got away with it.


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