There have been some threads on animal strikes as of late and since we live in deer central perhaps a thread on animal avoidance is in order
The Rules as I see them
1. Any time any place is deer time - the road to Cypress, S2S, 0 Ave, Highway 99 2 kmsnorth of the Peace Arch, I-5 a few miles north Bellingham ( nice it was a dead doe) are all places I have seen deer in the last few weeks.
2. Riding at dawn or dusk is more dangerous and night riding is pushing the envelope
3. If you ride at night you must have extra lights to have a chance at stopping in tile and see the deer.
4. IF you see one deer more are with it
5. Deer are erratic blow your horn and aim at the deer you have a good chance of missing the stupid thing they bounce around when they evade.
6. A Moose or Elk will likely kill you if you hit it.
7. Do not ride alone at night if possible, on the Coquilhalla ride side by side in the two lanes with both high beams on.
8. Think about your speed at night most bikes with stock lights are outriding your headlights and therefore your reaction time
9. please add more tips