Had to go to the bank this mornin' and was gonna ride my Harley. I decided to take my truck because I ate Scrawny Ronnies last night and still have the shits. Decided I better not have a vibrating bike under my ass. A guy just up from my house was in front of me on a decker and a little baby deer ran out and he hit it and went down hard. He was a mess. Thank God he had a helmet on as it was smacked up pretty good. He had deep cuts and scrapes and at least a broken shoulder from the crash. I called 911 and sat with him and directed traffic until the bambalance showed up. The guy is gonna live, but I started shaking and felt sick at the thought that could have been me had I taken my bike. I had a bad accident about 5 years ago and still hurt from it. I felt this guys pain big time. He is a riding instructor and I'm glad he was at least dressed for riding. I called my wife and told her it's time to sell the bikes and she agreed. I've been riding for 35 years on the road and many more in the dirt and the decision has me really upset, but with all the boomers aging, cell phone use and a boom in deer this year, it's just time. I can't take another hit like I had and seeing this guy laying in the middle of the road really got to me. I still have the shakes and don't feel good. It scared the shit outta me. For those that ride.....for F*** sakes, wear the appropriate protection. Your life truly does depend on it. That is all. Have a safe day.