Biker vs. Antelope

Mountain Biker Gets Taken Out by Buck

Jan 31, 2012
Outside
Outside Magazine

As told to Scott Yorko

Money Comment: “Dayum nature, you scary!”
Star:
Evan van der Spuy, 18, of Port Shepstone, South Africa
I was in a mountain-bike race in Albert Falls Game Reserve, South Africa, riding 22 miles per hour down a stretch of singletrack when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a 300-pound red hartebeest—a giant antelope—charging at me. I think he was as scared as I was, because neither of us could hit the brakes. The thing T-boned me, horns to helmet. I got knocked out cold and woke up with a stiff neck, four chipped teeth, and absolutely no idea what had happened. We posted the video on YouTube the following day, and for the next 72 hours my phone rang nonstop while more than 400 media outlets hounded me for interviews.

Filed To: Adventure, Video, Mountain Biking
From Outside Magazine, Mar 2012

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