Floyd Town Manager Lance Terpenny

Floyd Town Manager — and avid motorcyclist — Lance Terpenny is recovering from bruises and scrapes — also known as “road rash” — after laying the bike he was riding down to avoid hitting a deer.

Floyd Mayor Will Griffin says Terpenny was riding a friends motorcycle when a deer jumped across the road in front of him and another motorcyclist following. Both laid their bikes down rather than hit the animal.

Neither was seriously injured but Griffin said the town manager is recovering from the road rash and is expected to return to work soon.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I love biker lingo, it sounds so heroic.

    Wouldn’t it be more accurate to say they lost control and crashed when they made evasive action to save themselves from deer face?

    I hope the friend’s bike is OK.

  2. Laying a bike down is a standard evasive technique to avoid hitting something that can cause more damage and/or injury. Lance is an experienced rider and I doubt he “lost control.” I’ve laid a motorcycle down more than once to avoid a crash.

    Did I miss the announcement that you had become a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) instructor? 😉

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