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Another reason to wear your helmet...
You never know when you might get attacked by a bear:
Bear attack victim saved by bike helmet
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 09/19/2007 08:59:01 AM PDT
OLALLA, Wash.—A couple of barks from his dog ahead of him on the trail was all the warning Anthony Blasioli got. An instant later, he was fighting with a black bear for his life.
Returning to Banner Forest Heritage Park for the first time since the Labor Day weekend attack, Blasioli, 51, told the Kitsap Sun it was only after he prayed that the bear ended the Sept. 2 attack.
In an interview with CNN aired Wednesday morning, he also said his bicycle helmet helped save his life.
"I think it did some help there because he bit through and got my ear. ... But the rest of my face is still here, so I'm glad about that," Blasioli said.
Read the full story here: http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_6937444