A Virginia mountain biker knocked off his bike by a leaping deer over the weekend got back on his bike and finished the race. Cyclist Jeff Plassman posted video of Sunday’s collision to YouTube on Monday. It’s now been viewed nearly 400,000 times.
“All I saw was fur, sky, ground. You can’t make this stuff up!” Plassman wrote on his blog.
In a phone interview with CBS 6, Plassman said he was not seriously hurt in the collision. He said the deer knocked him off his bike 15 minutes into his first lap. After collecting his thoughts and fixing his bike, Plassman said he finished the three-hour race. He said the deer did not appear to be seriously injured.
Four days and hundreds of thousands of YouTube views later, Plassman seemed overwhelmed with the exposure his video is receiving.
“Wow, I can’t believe how fast this is blowing up!” he wrote on Facebook. “I’ve spent hours and hours editing bike videos, but all it takes is getting knocked down like on America’s Funniest Home Videos. I’ll take it.”
Direct link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=37WUuOc_zRQ