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    61 Year Old Bicylist, 300-pound bear collide near Shaver Lake

    Bear walks away, 61 year old bicylist sustains bumps, bruises and road rash and carbon frame Specialized bike is snapped in two ! See story at:

    http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/07/13/...n-on-bike.html
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    Read more: http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/07/13/...#ixzz1S8b3xxgP
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    My apologies! I attempted to fix the link and believe it should work now.

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    Link works now.

    Ouch.

    At least he has witnesses for his warranty claim.

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    Thanks. That was some surprise. I wonder if he qualifies under warranty for a new frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
    Link works now.

    Ouch.

    At least he has witnesses for his warranty claim.
    Ouch is right...it's almost more than I can bear.

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    That's just crazy. Glad the rider's okay. Who expects to hit a bear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Ouch is right...it's almost more than I can bear.
    Next thing, someone will run into brer rabbit. Oops, I didn't mean to bare my soul! Brrr - its cold in here.
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    There's got to be a "why did the 300 lb. bear cross the road?" joke in here somewhere, right, D.F.?

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    I'm thinking that his frame breaking like that probably helped him survive as relatively unscathed as he did. That, and the bear not attacking!
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    So is this thread going to turn into an acrimonious "Those damn rangers should keep those bears on leads!" thread?
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    Over in the commuting forum there is a thread of a similar thing that happened to a guy in Florida recently. A black bear came across the road and ran into a guy on his bicycle near his workplace, then just ran off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Over in the commuting forum there is a thread of a similar thing that happened to a guy in Florida recently. A black bear came across the road and ran into a guy on his bicycle near his workplace, then just ran off.
    Yeesh! It would seem a fad has started-- the Ursus version of "cow-tipping."

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    guess he was out exercising his right to harm bears
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    Quote Originally Posted by willb1046 View Post
    That's just crazy. Glad the rider's okay. Who expects to hit a bear?
    I do. Where I regularly ride if it's not winter there are always bears on the road. I tend to do a lot of singing when there are descents with blind corners. Apparently my singing voice scares them off. (It also scares everyone else off, so I ride out there solo.)

    Most of the bears I have encountered will do just what the bear in the story did; they stop and assess the situation when I come upon them. I have found that they are quicker to leave the road if I yell at them. They don't really want to interact with humans (lots of hunters with bear tags during season) and they are quicker to recognize us as human when we talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Carfree View Post
    I do. Where I regularly ride if it's not winter there are always bears on the road. I tend to do a lot of singing when there are descents with blind corners. Apparently my singing voice scares them off. (It also scares everyone else off, so I ride out there solo.)

    Most of the bears I have encountered will do just what the bear in the story did; they stop and assess the situation when I come upon them. I have found that they are quicker to leave the road if I yell at them. They don't really want to interact with humans (lots of hunters with bear tags during season) and they are quicker to recognize us as human when we talk.

    See if you can find a deer whistle, this is a whistle that you can mount to a car (and probably a bike) that will warn wildlife that your coming through. Not sure if a bicycle will be fast enough for it to work though.....

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