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    Things I spooked on my ride today/tonight

    Random thread for strange things you came across on your last ride.

    Mine from the other night

    Man spooked all kinds of critters tonight, way late ride, just got back. Let's see, 7 deer including a 2-point, had to chase them so they didn't get besides me and then get spooked and run into me, 1 brown fox, he ran like hell, 1 skunk, I skidded to a stop about 20 yards from him, he went tail up and froze, we squared off, each waiting to see what the other guy was gonna do, I just kept him in my lights until he decided to scamper off to the side, when I knew he was far enough away I gunned it and got past him, 1 possum, you'd be amazed how fast they can move when they're scared ****less, 1 teenager who surrendered, IDK, I came around a bend and he turned around and put his hands up, got a chuckle outta that, and finally 1 Walnut Creek cop, he (or she) was sitting in their unit, in a trailhead parking lot, facing out onto the main drag, well, the paved trail where I'm coming from is directly behind them and absolutely pitch black, that is until here I come down the trail, lights blazing at speed right up behind him. I say spooked because right as I got close the cop hits the gas, zips it across the road and wings it around to get a look at me. I just casually roll up to the stoplight and hit the button and wait for the signal.

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    guy riding by on top of a suv in the snow having a blast, ambulance in ditch
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    A moose ran out into the road as I was approaching rapidly. He saw me and tried to stop and turn around but he slipped on the pavement and went down right in front of me. He had a hard time getting up but finally ran off. Another time, coming down a hill around 35mph a good sized grizzly came out of the bushes, loafing across the road. I had to hit the brakes and as I did he saw me and put it into high gear. We scared the crap out of each other. If I had not braked I would have either hit him or come close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    A moose ran out into the road as I was approaching rapidly. He saw me and tried to stop and turn around but he slipped on the pavement and went down right in front of me. He had a hard time getting up but finally ran off. Another time, coming down a hill around 35mph a good sized grizzly came out of the bushes, loafing across the road. I had to hit the brakes and as I did he saw me and put it into high gear. We scared the crap out of each other. If I had not braked I would have either hit him or come close.
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    admittedly those were not my last ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    A moose ran out into the road as I was approaching rapidly. He saw me and tried to stop and turn around but he slipped on the pavement and went down right in front of me. He had a hard time getting up but finally ran off. Another time, coming down a hill around 35mph a good sized grizzly came out of the bushes, loafing across the road. I had to hit the brakes and as I did he saw me and put it into high gear. We scared the crap out of each other. If I had not braked I would have either hit him or come close.
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    oh, i thought it said things that spooked me out, oxycotin will do that to you
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    This fellow ran along side me for a bit in Denali Park
    IMG_1921.jpg
    And this guy didn't run....but as I came around a corner there he was. Happily he was hungry for berries and not me. Magnificent toklat grizzly. Shot from about 30 feet away. Park Ranger not a happy camper . Again...not recent...so apologies on that...
    grizzly freeze frame.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by acdronin View Post
    Random thread for strange things you came across on your last ride.

    Mine from the other night

    Man spooked all kinds of critters tonight, way late ride, just got back. Let's see, 7 deer including a 2-point, had to chase them so they didn't get besides me and then get spooked and run into me, 1 brown fox, he ran like hell, 1 skunk, I skidded to a stop about 20 yards from him, he went tail up and froze, we squared off, each waiting to see what the other guy was gonna do, I just kept him in my lights until he decided to scamper off to the side, when I knew he was far enough away I gunned it and got past him, 1 possum, you'd be amazed how fast they can move when they're scared ****less, 1 teenager who surrendered, IDK, I came around a bend and he turned around and put his hands up, got a chuckle outta that, and finally 1 Walnut Creek cop, he (or she) was sitting in their unit, in a trailhead parking lot, facing out onto the main drag, well, the paved trail where I'm coming from is directly behind them and absolutely pitch black, that is until here I come down the trail, lights blazing at speed right up behind him. I say spooked because right as I got close the cop hits the gas, zips it across the road and wings it around to get a look at me. I just casually roll up to the stoplight and hit the button and wait for the signal.
    You must have caught that cop in a good mood because for a minute there I thought he was going to tag you for high beams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    oh, i thought it said things that spooked me out, oxycotin will do that to you
    Or Krokodil. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    guy riding by on top of a suv in the snow having a blast, ambulance in ditch
    That reminds me of the dumb teenagers around here, kids do the darndest things, I think some of them are dumber than deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    A moose ran out into the road as I was approaching rapidly. He saw me and tried to stop and turn around but he slipped on the pavement and went down right in front of me. He had a hard time getting up but finally ran off. Another time, coming down a hill around 35mph a good sized grizzly came out of the bushes, loafing across the road. I had to hit the brakes and as I did he saw me and put it into high gear. We scared the crap out of each other. If I had not braked I would have either hit him or come close.
    Good god, I thought getting mowed down by some whacked out 2 point would have ruined my night, dude, you take the cake. You carry when you ride up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    oh, i thought it said things that spooked me out, oxycotin will do that to you
    Heck, they didn't have oxys back when i was getting high. If you say you remember the 80s then you weren't really there
    QUOTE=digibud;16453970]This fellow ran along side me for a bit in Denali Park
    IMG_1921.jpg
    And this guy didn't run....but as I came around a corner there he was. Happily he was hungry for berries and not me. Magnificent toklat grizzly. Shot from about 30 feet away. Park Ranger not a happy camper . Again...not recent...so apologies on that...
    grizzly freeze frame.jpg[/QUOTE]
    wow

    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    You must have caught that cop in a good mood because for a minute there I thought he was going to tag you for high beams.
    Heck I didn't even have them on all the way, he spooked the crap outta me when he suddenly jumped on the gas.

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