Silas Patlove was out for an afternoon ride on his bike when he "ran into" a furry friend. This past Sunday just outside of Sausalito, California on a nice downhill stretch Silas was picking up speed when suddenly a deer bounded right in front of him!

Although I don't remember it, I landed on my back, and hit the back of my Giro helmet, which probably saved me from serious brain injury. Although I had a mild concussion with a bit of memory loss around the event, I am very grateful to have escaped feeling only a little banged up. I cannot speak to the deer's injuries. Also, thank you very much to the folks who stopped to help.