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Old 06-26-08, 12:34 PM   #1
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Colorado cyclist hits bear

BOULDER A cyclist in Boulder County was injured after a run-in, literally, with a bear.

Tim Egan, 53, was riding on Old Stage Road Tuesday afternoon when suddenly a bear appeared in front of him. Egan hit the bear and ended up skidding across the road.

"This bear looked at me with a look of terror on his face and sort of made a noise," said Egan. "I looked at him with a look of terror and we went, 'aaaahhhhh.'"


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Egan estimated he was going about 45 miles per hour at impact. He said the bear was about 6 feet tall and probably weighed 500 pounds.

His bike was OK so he got back on it and pedaled to the hospital.

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The accident was the second involving a bear and cyclist in Left Hand Canyon in the past two years. A woman in the Boulder Triathlon ran into a bear in the same area last year.

Read more at the Rocky Mountain News
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/new...oulder-county/
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Old 06-26-08, 01:01 PM   #2
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This bear looked at me with a look of terror on his face and sort of made a noise," said Egan. "I looked at him with a look of terror and we went, 'aaaahhhhh.'"


ROFLMAO!!!!!! Oh man, the images that put in my head... funniest thing I've read/seen all week.
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Old 06-26-08, 01:35 PM   #3
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I hit the beer too, usually after I'm finished biking.
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Old 06-26-08, 01:46 PM   #4
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Colorado Bears ain't sheot!. We have much scarier bears in NYC.


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I would think that this location would need a Bear Crossing sign and painted crosswalk.
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Old 06-26-08, 02:16 PM   #6
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Colorado Bears ain't sheot!. We have much scarier bears in NYC.

why did you do this?
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why did you do this?
Hopefully he didn't do that.
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I watched two raccoons cross the road in front of me the other day. Pretty freaky- If I hadn't slowed down, I might have run into them
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BOULDER A cyclist in Boulder County was injured after a run-in, literally, with a bear.

Tim Egan, 53, was riding on Old Stage Road Tuesday afternoon when suddenly a bear appeared in front of him. Egan hit the bear and ended up skidding across the road.

"This bear looked at me with a look of terror on his face and sort of made a noise," said Egan. "I looked at him with a look of terror and we went, 'aaaahhhhh.'"
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groundhogs here in the Pennsylvanias, go figure
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why did you do this?
I wouldn't do that, I would do the Colorado bear first and hope he kills me.
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nO WAY HE WAS GOING 45 mph,mAYBE 25,AND THE BIKES OK
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Old 06-26-08, 09:43 PM   #13
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45? Maybe. There are some steep a** sections on Old Stage Road.

Sometimes there's NYC bears above Manitou Springs.
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I've ridden those roads outside of Boulder, very easy to hit 45 on the descents....I can't help but wonder what the rider was thinking right before he hit the bear.
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^^^^
"Oh, ****! Move bear!"
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Hopefully he didn't do that.
F'n hilarious!
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Old 06-27-08, 01:15 AM   #17
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If I could pedal to the hospital, would I need to go there?
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Armadillos here in Florida.
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I find it hard to believe he hit the bear at 45mph and the bike is fine... even at 45kph i would be surprised the bike is fine...

lol, bear hitter. where is Chuck?
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Geez...and I thought hitting a squirrel was bad.
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