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Old 12-30-14, 11:32 PM
Big Lew
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First of all, an average wolf can run at speeds between 35 and 40 miles for quite a distance when closing in on prey.
Unless this wolf wasn't healthy, or it was unsure of it's self or the prey, I'm skeptical. There aren't many people that
can suddenly sprint faster than that with a fully loaded touring bike unless they're going down a steep grade.
The same goes for trying to outrun a bear. I also would like to see someone who's scared and trying to go as fast as
he can be able to get and operate a can of bear spray without losing a great deal of that precious speed. It's not
that easy to quickly use those cans even when standing on the ground. Yes, a wolf could have followed, chased, or
ripped open his panniers etc, but if indeed the incident happened, I'm confident the story has been greatly imbellished.
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