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Old 09-10-08, 05:55 PM
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Teacher in Montana hits bear on his bike - Hilarious!

https://www.missoulian.com/articles/2...top/news01.txt

Listen to the teacher. Wear a helmet! You never know when you might hit a bear!

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Old 09-10-08, 06:31 PM
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Not only are you a jackass for finding this hilarious, but you are also oblivious to the fact that this was posted hours before you posted it.
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Originally Posted by Darkrider23 View Post
Not only are you a jackass for finding this hilarious, but you are also oblivious to the fact that this was posted hours before you posted it.
Darkrider:

No it hasn't been posted. Show us the link. This is the first mention of the story on this forum.

He wasn't seriously injured so he has a good story to tell, and we have one more reason to wear helmets.

Why do public forums always attract trolls?

Now chill out.

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if you live or grew up in montana you will find this story comincal. if you grew up in cali or florida you will find it.....something else. i lived in missoula for 6 years. these kind of things happen frequently. when i was 14 i was riding my mt bike in pattee canyon with my sister and we came down a dirt logging road going about 20 mph. i came around a sharp turn and there in the middle of the trail was a black bear. i missed his rear end by about 4 inches. he swun around and my sister said tried to take a bite and swipe at my rear tire. she missed the bear by about the same distance.
when we got home and told our parents my dad said "cool"
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Originally Posted by metzenberg View Post
Darkrider:

No it hasn't been posted. Show us the link. This is the first mention of the story on this forum.
https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/464055-i-hate-when-happens.html

Your 3 hours late.
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Old 09-10-08, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by metzenberg View Post
Listen to the teacher. Wear a helmet! You never know when you might hit a bear!
Hey Howard:

Thanks for that link, it was a great story particularly with all the black bears we have in Florida. I thought that your commentary was just fine.

I do believe that the post chastising you was way over the top. There was just no reason for that kind of reaction.
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Old 09-10-08, 08:26 PM
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Believe it or not, I worry about the exact same thing and frequently make noise for that purpose. My commute is before dawn.
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Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
Yeah, but that thread title is "I hate it when this happens". That could mean just about anything. I think a "bear" is significant enough to make it to the thread title. This thread has "bear" in the title, and probably will get more posts because of it.
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Old 09-10-08, 09:06 PM
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Makes me wonder- if you can top a rise at 25 mph, and don't see a big black bear until it's 10' in front of you, you're going WAY too fast. Could just as easily be a car, a boulder, another bike that you're ramming.
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25 mph coming over a rise on a gravel road. Does anybody else think maybe there's some exaggeration going on here?
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Originally Posted by Darkrider23 View Post
Not only are you a jackass for finding this hilarious, but you are also oblivious to the fact that this was posted hours before you posted it.
Give me a break. They guy wasn't seriously hurt, so we can laugh. The guy's got a great story to tell for the rest of his life. And yeah, this was posted before, but the title of the other thread didn't make it obvious. It's a story worth telling twice.

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If your going to nitpick, at least get you're grammar right.
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Unfortunately the now located "bear" tells a different version of what really happened that fateful morning at Miller Creek.

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Originally Posted by Daily Commute View Post
If your going to nitpick, at least get you're grammar right.
Dear Lord. I hope this was intentional.
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Old 09-11-08, 06:41 AM
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"...on his way to work at Target Range Middle School,..."

Given the story, I guess I shouldn't be too suprised.

"Hey Vern! Look! Another middle schooler making a run for it!" [gunfire]
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I recently had a similar accident with a dog. I ended up getting surgery on a broken collarbone.
I can think of things that are funnier(more funny?).
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Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
if you grew up in florida you will find it.....something else"

Wild boar impact just outside of Tampa city limits......






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Originally Posted by fordmanvt View Post
Originally Posted by Daily Commute View Post
If your going to nitpick, at least get you're grammar right.
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Dear Lord. I hope this was intentional.
Was wat intentional?
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Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
I recently had a similar accident with a dog. I ended up getting surgery on a broken collarbone.
I can think of things that are funnier(more funny?).
Since we seem to be talking grammar here, funnier would be the proper use.
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So who bears the cost of paying for Litz's medical bills?

A place like Missoula Montana should have an "Uninsured/Underinsured Ursine" fund rider provision, in their major insurance carrier's policy premiums; particularly ones with a gecco for their spokes-"man".

Given the apparent frequency and non chalance with which Jim encounters these bears during his daily commutes, running the gauntlet through the thick of their natural habitat as he does, you'd think that, by now, he'd be on a first grunt basis with them; that or at least be giving them hand-to-bearpaw high five slaps, on his way by.

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Originally Posted by ilmooz View Post
Unfortunately the now located "bear" tells a different version of what really happened that fateful morning at Miller Creek.

Good lord. You could shave him and knit another cyclist.
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The guy's a Science teacher? -

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Originally Posted by Darkrider23 View Post
Not only are you a jackass for finding this hilarious, but you are also oblivious to the fact that this was posted hours before you posted it.
Funny how he's not the one appearing a jackass in this exchange.
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I can't wait to tell this story to my buddy who works at my local bike shop. I have to stop in to order some Planet Bike fenders tomorrow. He went to the university in Missoula. He'll get a kick out of the story about the teacher hitting the bear & he probably knows the name of the middle school.
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This is a generational thing, all this trashy *jackass* talk on the Internet. In a previous post, I saw that Darkrider23 was 18 years old.

We old folks - 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond - don't talk this way. We aren't at this forum looking for opportunities to score some kind of nasty rebuke on people twice or more our age. We are here to talk about activities we do to promote bicycling.

Darkrider23, I wish you would devote that youthful rage into organizing and recruiting your own group to be safer bikers and more bike conscious as drivers.

A lot of my own biking and advocacy is directed to my own peers, age 40-60, trying to get them back onto bikes, helping them pick a bike that's right, getting them over the hump to where they feel comfortable again and will use the bike for transportation. I am the token bike commuter at work, at least until November turns ugly. I take my friends to bike shops and try to talk them into buying safety features like disc brakes. I notice people who have just in the last year, reversed years of aging. One of my neighbors in my building, about age 35, looks to have lost about 40 lbs since he started in 2006. I am amazed every time I see him. He looks great. In politics, I have joined several bicycle advocacy groups, as well as adventure cycling association, giving them my dollars and asking them to represent me and demand better bike laws, bike paths, and more.

What I really like that 18-year-olds have done is the bike-coop movement. I look at the Oberlin Bike Co-op at Oberlin College, whose founder I know (now about 42). Graduates of that co-op have gone on to found other co-ops all over the USA.

I am glad there are some 18-year-olds that care about bikes. I am one of the rare 50s on Critical Mass Rides, and I see a lot of young male rage. I feel that one of the reasons I am there is to temper that range, to help critical mass be a more mainstream celebration of cycling, not a rage against the automobile. It often seems that the 18-year-olds who are not on a bike are the scariest drivers behind the wheel of an SUV. Darkrider23, I wish you would direct your rage at them.

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Originally Posted by metzenberg View Post
This is a generational thing, all this trashy *jackass* talk on the Internet. In a previous post, I saw that Darkrider23 was 18 years old.

We old folks - 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond - don't talk this way. We aren't at this forum looking for opportunities to score some kind of nasty rebuke on people twice or more our age. We are here to talk about activities we do to promote bicycling.

Darkrider23, I wish you would devote that youthful rage into organizing and recruiting your own group to be safer bikers and more bike conscious as drivers.

A lot of my own biking and advocacy is directed to my own peers, age 40-60, trying to get them back onto bikes, helping them pick a bike that's right, getting them over the hump to where they feel comfortable again and will use the bike for transportation. I am the token bike commuter at work, at least until November turns ugly. I take my friends to bike shops and try to talk them into buying safety features like disc brakes. I notice people who have just in the last year, reversed years of aging. One of my neighbors in my building, about age 35, looks to have lost about 40 lbs since he started in 2006. I am amazed every time I see him. He looks great. In politics, I have joined several bicycle advocacy groups, as well as adventure cycling association, giving them my dollars and asking them to represent me and demand better bike laws, bike paths, and more.

What I really like that 18-year-olds have done is the bike-coop movement. I look at the Oberlin Bike Co-op at Oberlin College, whose founder I know (now about 42). Graduates of that co-op have gone on to found other co-ops all over the USA.

I am glad there are some 18-year-olds that care about bikes. I am one of the rare 50s on Critical Mass Rides, and I see a lot of young male rage. I feel that one of the reasons I am there is to temper that range, to help critical mass be a more mainstream celebration of cycling, not a rage against the automobile. It often seems that the 18-year-olds who are not on a bike are the scariest drivers behind the wheel of an SUV. Darkrider23, I wish you would direct your rage at them.

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I was feeling good about your message until you mentioned CM. You lost me there.
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