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High Bridge Man Rides his Bicycle into a Bear.

Old 07-21-04, 09:12 PM
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High Bridge Man Rides his Bicycle into a Bear.

Taken from The Hunterdon County Democrat.

High Bridge- Barely avoiding a dangerous accident, bicyclist Garry Kansky, who lives on cregar road, had a close encounter of the furry kind in the wee hours of Saturday Morning when he collided with a bear.
Around 2:30 a.m., Mr. Kansky, 33, left Mrs. Riley's Publick House and Trattoria on Main Street and was riding home along the abandoned railroad tracks behind the Borough Commons, when he said his bicycle hit a bear. "The bear reared up" as the bike toppled said Mr. Kansky. He was able to hop off the bicycle as it fell. The bear, which was "about 6 feet tall" when standing on its hind legs, then moved away.
Uninjured, Mr.Kansky got back on his bike and cycled on to cregar road, where he saw a police car. He flagged down Patrolman Brett Bartman to report that there was a bear in the area. But, when he told his bike-bear collision story, the oficer asked whether Mr. Kansky could have mistaken a large dog for a bear. Mr. Kansky, who said he did have a few drinks earlier that night, maintained that he was "not delusional," and sticks to his story.
"There was a bear in my back yard three weeks ago," he said, adding that bear sightings in the area are common.
Police Chief Edward Spinks said there have been more than a dozen bear sightings reported in the area, but this is the first he has heard locally of a person having actual contact with a bear. This incident is more proof, he said, that residents need to be aware and keep their garage cans closed and not put out bird feeders, both of which attract bears.
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Old 07-21-04, 09:17 PM
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So basically this guy was biking around at 2:30 am with no front light, or inadaquate front lighting and he rams into a bear on his bike. Upon getting hit by the biker, said bear moved away. Kudos to the bear.
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Imagine the responses here if the bear then ate the guy!

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I'm glad we don't have bears out this way. I'm scared of ducks!
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Imagine the responses here if the bear then ate the guy!

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At that point the bear would be filtering the gene pool.
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Remember folks, beer and bears dont mix!
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Redo- Beer, bears and bikes dont mix!
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Had the bear been an escapee from the circus, it would have ridden off on the bike. They guy's lucky.
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How about drinking beer and riding bare on a bike?
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Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
Imagine the responses here if the bear then ate the guy!

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What would really be SCARY is if the bear gets himself a good attorney!
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