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Sabo-deer! Mountain bike racer Jeff Plassman slowed down by collision with oblivious deer (video)

Mar 1, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT


The “Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race” at Pocahontas State Park in Virginia was rolling along smoothly for mountain bike racer Jeff Plassman.

Yeah, there were a lot of people in front of him but there were also a couple of people behind him too. That is, until he was knocked out by a deer that clearly forgot to look both ways before running through a bike race, once again cementing their title as non discretionary agents of chaos and confusion and nothing more.

In Jeff’s own words:

“I was just paying attention to where I was going and I heard somebody say something about a deer,” Plassman told CBS 6 in Richmond. “All of a sudden all I saw was fur, the sky and then the ground. It basically ran over me off of my front wheel. I got right up and I was okay. A lot of people were asking if I was okay, and I was. Just kind of a real surprise.”

Jeff managed to finish the race, clocking in at 3.5 hours. The deer, as far as we know, will continue on its path of destruction unharmed from the run in with the bicycle. Has it learned its lesson? NEVER.

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  1. Josiah Schlatter - Mar 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I’m a deer hater. Sorry.