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Mrs. Bgddy got Runover by a Reindeer…

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Seriously. Mrs. Bgddy got runover by a deer. My wife was hit by a deer yesterday morning on our bike ride.

We were heading north on a beautiful stretch of country road, about 22-mph. We saw the deer in the middle of a farmer’s field, and when she saw us, she started running, parallel to us, about 100 yards to our right. After 100 yards like this, she started angling towards us – I think it surprised her that we were faster…

I, being the nature freak I am, decided not to stop, but to see how long we could keep that up… 200 yards later she was almost on us, but still 15 yards to our right. Then a minivan appeared, heading south, towards us in the other lane. The deer saw the minivan and made an instant right turn and plowed into my wife, missing my rear wheel by inches.

She’d seen it coming and had almost come to a stop. Unfortunately, my buddy, Mike didn’t brake as fast as she did and got tangled up with her bike. He went down. Hard. The three others behind him managed to brake and come to a stop safely.

We helped Mike up and he dusted himself off. Meanwhile, my wife and I dislodged his bike from hers (handlebars and a shifter lever had to be untangled). He was favoring his hip but mounted his bike and we rolled for home.

With a few miles to go, Mike reached for his water bottle and he knew he was in trouble. He was jolted by a shooting, singeing pain up his backside.

Three hours later he was in the ER being x-rated and CT scanned.

Cracked sacrum. Six to eight weeks. His grandkids sang him “Grandpa got taken out by a reindeer”…

What a bummer, dude.

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26 Comments

  1. heavyman927 says:

    I feel his pain. My sentence was 12 weeks and I’m going crazy. Hope he heals quick and glad no one else was injured.

  2. Damn. Wishing him a speedy recovery! Is the missus okay? You see, this is another reason we need to shoot and eat animals… 😉

  3. unironedman says:

    Ah Jaysus, can’t like that! Best wishes to all

  4. Sad to kear about the accident. Take care and have a speedy recovery.

  5. Manu Stanley says:

    Oops that was a narrow escape for Mrs. Bgddy. Also I wish Mike a fast recovery

  6. Sheree says:

    Ouch! But what a geat story. So much better than the usual, I got taken out by a fellow rider crossing my front wheel. Assume your better half is okay?

  7. Got attacked by a buzzard on my bike (me not the buzzard) on Sunday, ain’t nature wonderful?

  8. saoirsek says:

    Hope everyone’s okay🚴🏻‍♂️😯

  9. The Omil says:

    I clicked ‘like’ but I hope you know what I mean! All the very best to Mike, Mrs Bgddy (and the deer).

  10. Kecia says:

    YIKES!! I hope everyone heals up quickly!!

  11. Dorothea says:

    Sounds like the deer got the best deal, and Mike got the worst. What a bummer! Hope the healing is good and he comes back good as new. It’s not your wife’s fault… and it could have been her and worse… 😦

  12. theandyclark says:

    Ouch! I’ve been wondering how often something like this happened – deer or otnay ootay rightbay so I assumed there was an occasional accident. I see them along the road pretty regularly, but none has paid any attention to me yet.

  13. Wow. What a wild ride. Traveling through varies rural areas of Texas, I’m always conscious of the possibility of deer running out in front of my pickup. Thankfully, I’ve never had this happen to me, although I know plenty of friends who have experienced this. However, I had ZERO idea that this could happen while you’re riding your bike. Glad you and the Missus and your riding buddy are ok.

  14. Dan says:

    DEER…..rats on hooves

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