Bike damage: Headlight and gauge are gone (about 30' away from stopping point). Left handle bar slider, left mirror, left lever, left foot control... everything on the left, plus tank and seat fairing.
Gear damage: Shoulder, left left, butt, left boot...and the helmet.
Me: In one piece - nothing broke. Major body pain - but compare to dead; I am not complaining.
Lesson to lean - SCAN!!! SCAN ahead, all the time and as far as I can. I told myself it is a f*cking suicidal deer and it wasn't much I can do about it. The result probably would be the same even if I ride the my slower bike... but deep down I think if I can go slowerrrr and scan furtherrrr... maybe, just maybe, I don't have to go down.
And yes, I know, I am a lucky dog. So lesson for everything - full gear all the time.
So here is the eye candy....
|Dead deer... which almost kill me too!|
|Me 'resting'... and feeling lucky to be alive. Check out the slid marks!|
|Helpful Mr. CHP|
|De-headed beloved bike :(|
|New coated gas tank is a goner...|
|One the way.|
|My suit saved me! The Ti plate actually did something!|
|One strong impact|
|That's inside of my helmet. Without my helmet, this could be how my head look!!!|