Cyclist Films His Own Collision With a Deer

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When amateur sports enthusiasts strap on helmet cameras, they can usually capture some exciting footage of their athletic feats. But sometimes the camera catches an unplanned, unexpected moment. In this case, cyclist Jeff Plassman filmed his own collision with a charging deer, according to the Daily Mail U.K.

Plassman was at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia, competing in the Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race, and filming his ride with a GoPro camera. He did not see the deer running his way and the two got tangled up at relatively high speeds.

"I was just paying attention to where I was going and I heard somebody say something about a deer," Plassman told WTVR-TV. "All of a sudden, all I saw was fur, the sky and then the ground."

Both parties appear to have survived the accident unscathed. The deer scampered off into the forest, and Plassman was unhurt. "I got right up and I was OK," Plassman said. "A lot of people were asking if I was OK, and I was. Just kind of a real surprise." Plassman was able to finish the bike race.

Plassman films all of his races using the wearable camera, but this was the first time he had a wildlife encounter to capture. And it wasn't until his less-than-graceful moment with the deer that he found viral-video success. "I've spent hours and hours editing bike videos, but all it takes is getting knocked down, like on 'America's Funniest Home Videos.' I'll take it," Plassman said.


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Stupid female deer drivers!!!!!!!

March 01 2013 at 10:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

satchskat, I see that I am somewhat late in informing you of this. Lisa Moore beat me to it. I was about to ask when the last time someone discovered you were a total idiot. Now I know....about 3 hrs. ago. Of course one does not have to be overly observant to notice it.

March 01 2013 at 9:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's nothing. Try the same thing on a motorcycle going 60mph. Motorcycle at 60mph + deer at about 30 mph = Physical pain, emotional distress, and monetary setback

March 01 2013 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa Moore are an idiot. A deer isnt a beast!! He didnt ATTACK the cyclist, he was trying to get across the path and was scared by the bikes. Y do humans always want to kill?

March 01 2013 at 6:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like how everyone stops to see if their fellow racer is ok. Geesh. Some buddies.

March 01 2013 at 5:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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