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So I Hit a deer.

I was riding last night on a rural highway, near Akron Ohio, on my way home when a deer ran from the side of the road. I almost made it around, but I was more concerned with the car coming the other way that was swerving to miss the same deer. I managed to clip her side with my leg (going about 70mph) I didn't think I'd done any damage until I pulled off for gas a few minutes later. Then I noticed the puddle of blood coming from my leg. So another 15 to 20 minute ride to get to the ER and twenty or so stitches later and I'm home from what could have been a really bad night.

I think I'll chalk this one up to divine intervention and thank my overworked guardian angle.
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Glad your here posting about it, hope the leg heals quickly.

As you said, could have been much worse.
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Damn, Wow... glad it was not any worse. What else is there to say? Heal quickly!
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glad the injuries weren't worse...not that 20 stitches is nothing...take care and hope the healing goes well.
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Cool.

You're here to tell it. Just wipe the blood off before it bakes on.
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WoW!! Glad it wasn't worse. Hope you heal soom.

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Thanks for reminding me why I don't like to ride my bike after dark, this time of year! Glad you're ok.
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So glad it wasn't worse.
Stitches will heal, bikes can be replaced.
You only have one life and glad it still continues on.
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Man! That sucks! Glad you're OK. Heal fast and ride safe. Even the deer are trying to kill us.
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Thanks for reminding me why I don't like to ride my bike after dark, this time of year! Glad you're ok.
Yeah it's kind of a trade off this time of year. People in cars can see you better at night but the deer seem so inconsiderate. lol

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I got back on the bike today and it seems to be ok, but my leg is still way too sore so I guess I'm down for a week or two.
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