Video: Cyclist films himself being thrown off bike by deer

Video: Cyclist films himself being thrown off bike by deer

A mountain biker was knocked off his bike by a leaping deer in Virginia, USA and the collision was captured on camera - by the cyclist. reports that Jeff Plassman was in the Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race at Pocahontas State Park in Richmond on Sunday when the deer leapt in front of him.

'I was just paying attention to where I was going and I heard somebody say something about a deer,' he said.

'All of a sudden all I saw was fur, the sky and then the ground. It basically ran over me off of my front wheel. I got right up and I was okay. A lot of people were asking if I was okay, and I was. Just kind of a real surprise.'

He said he was able to complete the three-hour race and the deer continued its journey into the woods.

Plassman, who records his races, posted the clip of his accident on YouTube on Monday and it has already seen over one million views.

The Daily Mail reports that the he was amazed at how fast the clip gained popularity.

On his Facebook page, Plassman wrote: '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.

'I never have to make up a story. Crazy things happen. In this case it just happened to be something people really enjoyed watching.'

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