As an avid mountain bike rider who lives next to a state park full of deer, I can attest to the dangers of bicycle/deer collisions. I’ve had a number of close calls, but so far have managed to avoid this fate…

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A cyclist in a race in Virginia got a little closer to nature than he probably wanted. Jeff Plassman says he was 15 minutes into his first lap of a Monster Cross race on Sunday when a deer ran in front of him. Thanks to the camera mounted on his bike, you could see everything — collision and all. Plassman got up and fixed his bike, then finished the three hour race. He says all he saw was fur, sky and ground. According to Plassman, the deer appeared to be okay.

Ouch. Anyone else ever hit a deer, or come close, while bicycling?