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Old 05-15-06, 04:56 AM   #1
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Trans Am Route Tour - Animals ?

Good day all,
I am going do the Trans Am route from Yorktown, Va - Astoria, Or starting next month.
I've never done this before and among many questions for anybody who has, is there
anywhere I might want to watch out for the larger animals like bears, etc...

Thanks
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Old 05-15-06, 05:47 AM   #2
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On the west coast watch out for these bears


On the east Coast watch out for these bears


These bears usually won't bother you
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Old 05-15-06, 08:43 AM   #3
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lol that's the funniest thing I've see for a long while, thanks Velonomad
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Old 05-15-06, 08:54 AM   #4
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And Velonomad -

Is that really you in the avatar?? Like supergeek!!!
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And Velonomad -

Is that really you in the avatar?? Like supergeek!!!

Naw LOL I am not that cool! The avatar is "smiling Bob" from the goofy "Enzyte male enhancement" commercials.
http://www.enzyte.com/videolibrary4.html
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Old 05-15-06, 10:59 AM   #6
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I just worry about those jerks who let thier rotties run free.
I swear I'm gonna start carrying a gun.
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Old 05-15-06, 07:40 PM   #7
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You will have problems with animals on your trip.
They are called dogs.
And yes, every single cyclist has several confrontations with them during the trip.

Maybe other than a skunk or curious racoon visiting your campsite, you'll be fine.
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