This video is the definition of “gone viral”. In just 4 days, Jeff Plassman’s POV footage of him getting taken out by Bambi has garnered over a millions views! Getting posted as a headline article on such mainstream sites as Yahoo will do that.
Turns out that besides being a mountain bike racer from Virginia, Jeff is also a fan of Mtbr.com and calls us one of his “everyday sites”! We had the chance to chat with Jeff about his experience, here is what he had to say:
Mtbr: First off, were you okay? No broken bones? Did you finish the race?
Jeff Plassman: I was OK, busted up elbow, and some bruising on leg and shoulder. I have had way worse…
I had to fix my stem (re-align) then I got back on my bike and finished the remaining 47 miles ~3 more hours, yes I finished.
Mtbr: Nice! You are a worthy mountain biker! What race was this? How recent?
Jeff Plassman: The race is: 2013 Monster Cross and Mountain Bike Race by Run Ride Race The race was this past weekend (Sun Feb 24th).
Mtbr: What kind of bike were you on and what kind of POV cam do you use?
Jeff Plassman: Giant XTC Carbon, GoPro HD Hero 2 mounted to my bars
Mtbr: What was the first thing that came to your mind as you realized you were going down because of this deer?
Jeff Plassman: Sh$t! Also, the deer was fine, basically it kicked off my front wheel and broke some spokes, it never even stopped. Plus, even though it looks like nobody cares, everyone asked me if I was OK and I said “yeah I’m fine.”
Mtbr: Gnarly, Jeff! Thanks for taking the time to chat and hope the wildlife leave you alone on your next race! We’ll send you a pair of Mtbr socks for sending us your video and chatting with us!
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The Gold Standard
This is great footage of course but the gold standard is the Antelope Collision in Africa two years ago. Here it is again in full glory.