The next time Evan van der Spuy competes in a mountain bike race in South Africa, he'll be on watch for more than just the whereabouts of his competitors.
The rider was bushwhacked Sunday by a red hartebeest, a type of antelope that leaped from the brush and struck in a manner that would make any linebacker envious.
The incredible incident was captured on video by another rider who was wearing a helmet cam. It shows the collision, and Van der Spuy ultimately rising to his feet dazed and confused, but otherwise OK.
"Haha, think I might need a new helmet, that's just a guess," he said Monday in a post on the Team Jeep South Africa Facebook page.
The helmet, designed to protect against hard ground or rocks, was destroyed. Red hartebeests are hearty animals that can attain speeds of 65 mph. Van der Spuy is fortunate to be alive.