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Old 01-20-09, 11:36 AM   #1
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Another reason not to go mountain biking

As if you really need another reason:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090120/...w_tips_woman_1

BOULDER, Colo. A woman escaped serious injury and refused medical treatment after a cow knocked her down and walked on her legs. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks ranger Pete Taylor said the woman was riding her bicycle along the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday when she encountered the cow and stopped to let the animal cross.

Instead, the cow knocked the woman over and stepped on her legs.

Taylor said the woman wasn't seriously hurt. Her name was not released.

The cow had left the area by the time rangers arrived, but other people warned fellow bikers and hikers on the trail about the animal.

Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance vice president Jason Vogel called the incident "odd, rare and random."
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Old 01-20-09, 11:36 AM   #2
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Be careful in Colorado

Jan 20, 11:28 AM EST


Cow knocks over woman on bike, steps on her legs

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A woman escaped serious injury and refused medical treatment after a cow knocked her down and walked on her legs. Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks ranger Pete Taylor said the woman was riding her bicycle along the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday when she encountered the cow and stopped to let the animal cross.

Instead, the cow knocked the woman over and stepped on her legs.

Taylor said the woman wasn't seriously hurt. Her name was not released.

The cow had left the area by the time rangers arrived, but other people warned fellow bikers and hikers on the trail about the animal.

Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance vice president Jason Vogel called the incident "odd, rare and random."


This would never happen in Ohio because we keep our livestock on things called "farms".:D
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Old 01-20-09, 11:38 AM   #3
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We each have too much time on our hands, eh A-Jet?
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Old 01-20-09, 11:41 AM   #4
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We each have too much time on our hands, eh A-Jet?
I'm thinking "great minds think alike".

P.s. If I didn't spell check, I would have beat your post by a few seconds.
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Now that's what's called a mad cow!
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It would sound kind of exciting if someone were trampled by an elk, or butted by a mountain goat. But to be walked upon by a cow is downright humiliating.
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Our local trail used to go throguh a fenced area with gates and horses inside.

Folks would illegally feed the horses sweets and the like. My wife and I were walking through the area when a horse came up to her, pushing his? nose into her looking for sweets and pushing her over in the process, then walking directly over her, missing her completely, except for one bruise.

It was DARNED scary. We ended up in the emergency room.
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Sorry, but if it would have happened to me I would have reported it as a mountain lion attack.
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We humans tend to have an inflated view of ourselves. Sounds like this cow was simply making a statement. As I'm sure many others that post here have experienced, my youth was filled with lots of "chores" that included feeding, herding, and cleaning out stalls of manure. Cows are large animals and we're fortunate that in general their disposition is so mild. Which reminds me of the time I asked a breeder/owner of Belgian work horses if they were gentle. He looked at me like I was from another planet and said, "At that size, don't you think they'd have to be in order for us to work 'em?"
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Os that called "human tipping"?
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Ugh, spurts out cold drink all over computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too funny!
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Sorry, but if it would have happened to me I would have reported it as a mountain lion attack.
that's funny too!
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thats funny- just dont ride in pastures. duh... can easily be avoided.
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Steve Martin warned us about renegade cows in the book Cruel Shoes.

http://kreedpost.blogspot.com/2008/1...gade-cows.html

Cows in Trouble, by Steve Martin

These were not the average "contented" cows. They were cows born for trouble. They were not cows who could stand by and let people call them "bossy." They were cows who could not hang around all day lowing. They were cows who could be just as happy chewing someone else's cud as their own. They were renegade cows.

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This story shows up at least twice in this forum and at least once in the A&S forum so I still can't resist suggesting a headline tag:

BELLIGERENT BOVINE BEAST ABRUPTLY BUTTS BICYCLIST IN BOULDER
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Woman parks bicycle in path of cow, gets trampled.
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Should DG flip his stem?
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I think he should as long as he promises not to post pictures.
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Mountain bikers obviously do not have a proper understanding of pie.
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Mountain bikers obviously do not have a proper understanding of pie.
This pie is popular in Wisconsin:
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Old 01-21-09, 09:47 PM   #21
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Sure we do. In NC its Moon Pie and RC Cola. MMMM, Breakfast of Champions.
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Old 01-22-09, 04:00 AM   #22
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Sure we do. In NC its Moon Pie and RC Cola. MMMM, Breakfast of Champions.
I miss Moon Pie and RC Cola. I lived in Virginia Beach for 5 years...........I also miss Stuckey's Pecan Pies
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Some people never care to read the signs...
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Wasn't wearing an "EAT MOR CHIKIN" sign, was it?
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Here's a sign that was on the road leading to my daughter's house near Nashville.

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