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    You think Dogs are bad........

    I got chased by a 2,000 pound Bull today!

    I drove up to Harmony, MN to ride this morning and was hammering down this hill and a long false flat and came around a corner and here was this Bull standing in the middle of the trail with a pickup truck behind him. Needless to say I slammed on my brakes, came to a stop, the guy in the truck stuck his head out and yelled,"Watch out, he's ornery!" About this time the Bull sees red...... I mean literally. I pick today to wear my red jersey..... The Bull takes off to wards me.... I take off the way I came.... only faster! A couple of hundred yards up the Trail a second pickup lets me pass and then pulls onto the trail honking his horn.... The bull stops and turns around, thankfully, and the two pickups herd the beast into the proper pasture and shut the gate. I get up there and both farmers get out of truck laughing..... they both though I could have beat Lance on that sprint.... it seems some kids on quads were responsible for letting him out..... It sure got my adrenaline going!
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    Funny story...but it sure had the opportunity to turn out with a different ending. Glad you're okay Grampy and now I'm truly ashamed of myself for sprinting away from an ankle high Pomeranian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    it seems some kids on quads
    Quads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pHunbalanced
    Quads?
    http://www.kawasaki.com/product_cate...gory=1&tag=atv
    Carpe who?

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    I had no idea what to expect when I opened this thread, but I'm sure glad I did.

    I could just imagine this as a silent film...

    Thanks for riding fast enough to be able to share the story.
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    Meanwhile back at the barnyard all the cattle are gathered around the watering trough:

    "You guys shoulda seen the look on his face when I came after him...ha ha ha ha...I think he peed down his leg...ha ha ha ha...I'll bet he won't ride around here any more...ha ha ha...at least not in those shorts...ha ha ha ha ha."
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    Did he look anything like this? We saw about 70 of these on our ride yesterday
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    I'll stick to the odd rabbit, fox, and pheasant thankyou. More my size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis
    Meanwhile back at the barnyard all the cattle are gathered around the watering trough:

    "You guys shoulda seen the look on his face when I came after him...ha ha ha ha...I think he peed down his leg...ha ha ha ha...I'll bet he won't ride around here any more...ha ha ha...at least not in those shorts...ha ha ha ha ha.
    And the resident geek bull posts the story on BovineForums.com for a good laugh . Grampy, you just got famous in the cattle world!

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    That's a great story. It could have only been better if we had a video.....

    Hey-you might have a second career as a Rodeo clown!!

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    Grampy: Now I have a new training technique to consider that can help with sprints.... get a 2000 lb. bull to chase you!

    Glad the other pickup truck was there to help herd him back to where he belongs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
    Did he look anything like this? We saw about 70 of these on our ride yesterday
    Nope, like this.
    Carpe who?

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    [QUOTE=jppe]That's a great story. It could have only been better if we had a video.....
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    Sorry, I was occupied.
    Carpe who?

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    [QUOTE=Grampy™]
    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    That's a great story. It could have only been better if we had a video.....
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    Sorry, I was occupied.
    And are we safe in assuming you didn't get a reading off your HRM? I'd love to see the #s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Nope, like this.
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    Sunday, pulling the bikes out of the basement, I saw ~6.5 or 7 inch long bear tracks behind the house. Suspect that it is a yearling that has been in the neighborhood. I followed them and apparently the bear stood up and looked in the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by head_wind
    Sunday, pulling the bikes out of the basement, I saw ~6.5 or 7 inch long bear tracks behind the house. Suspect that it is a yearling that has been in the neighborhood. I followed them and apparently the bear stood up and looked in the window.
    I am glad that we live in a Relatively safe country for Wildlife- However we keep getting reports of Wild animals escaped from Private collections. Latest thing in the UK are Pumas. No Confirmation that they are in the wild by dead bodies or Recapturing but lots of "Sightings". On my ride Tonight- In the dark and with good lights, I saw a Dog about the size of a labrador running in front of me. Then it turned left and jumped over a fence. I swear that this dog jumped the fence in a very cat like manner and it had the longest Tail I have ever seen on a dog. Could not swear it was a Puma until I stopped the bike and got the light on it- Its not a Puma- It's a Labrador- but it did have me worried for a minute or so.
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    I have been run after/chased by cows, bulls, pigs, and the best was a male burro who seemed convinced that I was going to steal his "harem". Its all the fun of touring about the countryside!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    I am glad that we live in a Relatively safe country for Wildlife- However we keep getting reports of Wild animals escaped from Private collections. Latest thing in the UK are Pumas. No Confirmation that they are in the wild by dead bodies or Recapturing but lots of "Sightings". On my ride Tonight- In the dark and with good lights, I saw a Dog about the size of a labrador running in front of me. Then it turned left and jumped over a fence. I swear that this dog jumped the fence in a very cat like manner and it had the longest Tail I have ever seen on a dog. Could not swear it was a Puma until I stopped the bike and got the light on it- Its not a Puma- It's a Labrador- but it did have me worried for a minute or so.

    Hmmmm. Getting off the bike to get a light on a (suspected) Puma/cougar/mountain lion. What's wrong with thatpicture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    I swear that this dog jumped the fence in a very cat like manner and it had the longest Tail I have ever seen on a dog. Could not swear it was a Puma until I stopped the bike and got the light on it- Its not a Puma- It's a Labrador- but it did have me worried for a minute or so.
    It was a labra-puma, second cousin to a labradoodle.

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    Chased by a Goose on a city bike path. Geese can get ugly.

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    That's a great story... glad you lived to tell it!

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    Gramp,

    Been there. Done that. Geez. My heart would have pegged the HRM redzone the day it happened to me. Glad you are alright. Isn't biking fun? Gives you something to talk about in the locker room! You can add this to your "most memorable rides" category.

    Mojo Slim. I've worked buffalo here in Oklahoma. I don't think that fence in your pics will stop a buffalo bull from coming right to you if he wanted. Be careful snapping pics and relying on that measly chicken wire fence to slow down a buffalo (Heck, he might simply jump it if he wanted to.) You'd be amazed.

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    The outriders of buffalo herds - young bulls - are especially dangerous. It's their job to go looking for trouble. Fortunately they can't see worth a darn, so standing still usually helps (unless you're upwind). If it doesn't help you're in serious trouble.

    Tyson is right. Give the big hairy fellows a wide berth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonB
    I don't think that fence in your pics will stop a buffalo bull from coming right to you if he wanted. Be careful snapping pics and relying on that measly chicken wire fence to slow down a buffalo (Heck, he might simply jump it if he wanted to.) You'd be amazed.
    I worked for an uncle one summer on his farm. He had a bull he called "Bucky" that kept running through the barn wall. We repaired that barn wall four times that summer. By the end of summer he had enough and said he was gonna shoot Bucky if he ran through the wall again. A few days later, Bucky ran through the wall and ended up in the butcher shop. Wouldn't you know it, the meat that Bucky provided was all tough.
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