Motorcyclists are a different breed, and that's especially so with anyone willing to throw a leg over a two wheeler in sanctioned competition. Need proof? Check out the video we've pasted below.

During the Rally West Virginia, a two-wheeled competitor came in unfortunate contact with a four-legged animal. The impact happened after over 300 miles of closed-course riding on the very last stage.

So, race over, then? Not even close.

Our intrepid rider takes one look back at the deer that stopped him in his tracks, seeing it get up and remove itself under its own power, then remounts his trusty orange steed to finish the race. Want to see the craziness for yourself? Check out the helmet cam video below.


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      poppopeyes
      • 2 Years Ago
      after a dozen rewinds, it almost looks like the deer did that on purpose.
      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh deer!
      Joe Goulet
      • 2 Years Ago
      This guy went on to take 2nd in his class after this Wild crash.
        Joe Goulet
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe Goulet
        http://mijoyrides.blogspot.com/2012/07/more-rally-west-virginia.html
      v6sonoma
      • 2 Years Ago
      Find it somewhat amusing that the deer has a "If I jump maybe he won't hit me!?" moment similar to something from a first person shooter. lol At least it appears they both survived the ordeal.
      m2anishmathew
      • 2 Years Ago
      to the people that are confused as to what happened here let me explain a little. Deer: i'm gonna do it, i'm gonna do it, i'm doing it.... f**k, holy F**king S**t my knee. god dam it. stupid motorcyclists. S**T he's getting up. I'm out of here B*****S
      rockandrai
      • 2 Years Ago
      Whatever happened to "You hit it, you eat it"??? tinyurl.com/783pflv
      Aussie Aspie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's see how he fares with a moose
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fake. Also this is not motorcycle blog
        SRTie4k
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michigan
        For some reason my downvote counted as an upvote. In other words, you're an idiot.
        methos1999
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michigan
        Go back under your bridge troll.
        Luke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michigan
        Yeah, that looks SO fake... \sarcasm
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michigan
        not fake at all.....
      navypond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why did he just drive off after hitting the deer? Very bad man!
        Luke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @navypond
        What else is he supposed to do? The deer ran off....
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @navypond
        uhh lets see here.. cash prize, deer. cash prize, deer. cash prize deer. i'm not sure which one is more important?
        methos1999
        • 2 Years Ago
        @navypond
        article says he looked back and saw the deer get up and leave under its own power - if you watch carefully you can see this in the video, so not so bad then....
      JGM038
      • 2 Years Ago
      maybe if he rode properly and didnt illegally cut into the other lane to make the turn he wouldn't have hit the deer. Good thing a car wasn't there instead. moron.
        liam
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        he was in a competition... a rally.. the road is closed so him "illegally" driving was in fact perfectly legal. nice try though.
        Gypsi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        Closed course. No on coming traffic.
        Luke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        You calling the driver a moron...like the ocean calling the rain drop wet?
        ufgrat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        And since he was back in his own lane at the time of the collision... still irrelevant. At least the first deer he passed was smart enough to stay out of the road.
        TrueDat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        wow, asshat of the day?
        MAJikMARCer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        To further clarify...this is from the YouTube poster: "NOTE: This is closed course racing (road is closed to the public) so both sides of the road are fair game. I don't condone crossing the yellows or speeding when on open roads."
        MAJikMARCer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        It was a race, thus highly likely a closed course. Cutting the corner just makes sense in that case.
        Raven65
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        Besides the fact that the article says this happened "during the Rally West Virginia", if you click the "More info" link at the top/right of the video, the poster confirms this to be the case and says the road was closed to the public... so he was doing nothing wrong/illegal. Moron.
        Richard Cranium
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JGM038
        God are you the effin moron. I guess yo can't read...it was a closed corse race. JGM, do the world a favor and take one in the head for humanity.
      dimcorner
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man what is up with the people commenting? Did they even read the article? I swear all they see is "deer, bike on wrong side of road, biker drives off" and think the biker is a douche that deserved to hit a moving solid wall. READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE MOUTHING OFF (or typing off). I swear Twitter is making people dumber.
        waetherman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dimcorner
        Sorry, I stopped reading your comment after "deer, bike on wrong side of road, biker "
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dimcorner
        It isn't just Twitter and all the stupid social garbage online; people are just getting dumber because society allows it.
      gary
      • 2 Years Ago
      Motorcyclist hits deer in middle of race, stands up, brushes self off, picks up bike, and resumes racing....Like A Boss.
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