With all of the crashes in this year's Tour de France, and there have been some nasty ones, it seems like bicycling isn't as safe as I remember it. It always seemed like you started out on a Big Wheels type contraption, moved on to something bigger with training wheels, took the training wheels off of that and ended up rocking a cool 10, 12, whatever speed or a fancy BMX bike. Nowadays, you have to worry about cars, dogs, other bicyclists and deer. Yes, deer.
This morning, a bicyclist riding on Walt Disney Property in Orlando was hit by a deer during an early morning bike ride.
"Jeffrey Norberry, 56, was biking this morning along a secluded area on Walt Disney World property when a deer ran across the roadway and collided with him head-on, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Norberry, who was wearing a helmet, flipped over the handle bars of his bike and the deer before crashing to the ground shortly before 3 a.m.
The man ws taken to Celebration Hospital with minor injuries."
Daaaamn! I guess it's a good thing he was wearing his helmet, or it could have been a lot worse. Imagine having your cause of death listed as "bicycle collision with deer". Talk about embarrassing.