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Old 10-31-19, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
This thread needs more bear pictures.
How about bear videos?

How about Bruins videos?


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Old 10-31-19, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
I've always been too excited to pull out a camera when I see a bear while I'm on a bike.
I nearly wiped out big time slamming on my brakes and getting out my camera to get a pic of that bear that swan across the creek. I was riding a dirt rail-trail, so traffic wasn't an issue, but boy did I skid. I had had a very close encounter the day before where taking a photo would not have been wise, so I was determined to get proof that time.
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Old 10-31-19, 08:03 AM
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How 'bout Da Bears?

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Old 10-31-19, 08:44 AM
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I think a lot of people buy Treks because their resale value is better than most others. All bikes take a quick hit though
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Old 10-31-19, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I was not riding a Trek when I shot this. Neither was the rancher.
Are you sure? Did you ask about his horse's name?

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Old 10-31-19, 08:56 AM
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I think a lot of people buy Treks because their resale value is better than most others. All bikes take a quick hit though
That's circular, though. The resale value is higher (if that's true) because more people are willing to buy used Treks.

I'm not at all sure that prospective resale price is anywhere near as big a factor in the bike market as it is in cars. The car market has trade-in value and used dealerships as a prominent feature of price setting, while there's very little of that in the bike market.
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Old 10-31-19, 09:36 AM
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How 'bout Da Bears?

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Old 10-31-19, 11:20 AM
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Old 10-31-19, 11:49 AM
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Old 10-31-19, 12:29 PM
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You people need help!!!! Oh wait......Sh.....t.....I am one of those people.
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Old 10-31-19, 12:43 PM
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You should have put "Trek" brands on the cattle and the horse.
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Old 10-31-19, 02:56 PM
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From a hike a few months ago, he got the trail to himself.
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From a hike a few months ago, he got the trail to himself.
That's a big bear. Glad I don't have to worry about that kind of stuff. I'd lose my crap.
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Old 10-31-19, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan View Post
You people need help!!!! Oh wait......Sh.....t.....I am one of those people.
I don't think either of those bears are riding Treks!
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Old 10-31-19, 11:11 PM
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Bears prefer Russian bikes...
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Old 11-01-19, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
From a hike a few months ago, he got the trail to himself.
Not the kind of guy you would want to disturb. Beautiful animals though. If he asked for my potato chips I would give them to him.

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Old 11-01-19, 12:19 AM
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Kate Bush on Bears......



Berlin bear's break-out bid fails
A bold amphibious escape bid by a bear at Berlin zoo has been foiled in a dramatic shoot-out.Juan the Andean spectacled bear first paddled across a moat using a log for a raft, then scaled a wall. Finally he appeared to commandeer a bicycle, before zookeepers with brooms cornered him, and a colleague picked him off with a tranquiliser gun.
BBC NEWS | Europe | Berlin bear's break-out bid fails

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...oo-558345.html

Whaaaaa?!? Real? Sounds far fetched.

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Old 11-01-19, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by VintageTTfan View Post
If he asked for my potato chips I would give them to him.
One of the worst things you could do. He'd eat the chips and then likely consider you a free vending machine.

A few decades ago a kid got his face and arm scratched by a bear in New Jersey. He was hiking with his dad. They saw a bear. Dad decided it would be a neat idea to toss the bear a bagel so it would hang around long enough for some photos. The thing scarfed down the bagel and came looking for more. Dad got fined $150 for feeding wildlife.

Yellowstone National Park has a lot of bears, but this is the most dangerous animal in the park in terms of deaths and injuries. (Took these while riding a non-Trek in the Black Hills of South Dakota).


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Old 11-01-19, 09:00 AM
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Our Fish and Wildlife people just had to euthanize a 2-3 year old black bear this past June at a popular recreation area called Hagg Lake. People were stupidly and irresponsibly feeding the little guy and taking selfies with him and he had become too comfortable around humans. At least, that was ODFW's story. Too bad. He was really cute. And potentially, quite dangerous, I'm sure. Especially if he didn't get his Big Mac.

cnn.com/2019/06/18/us/black-bear-euthanized-selfies-trnd/index.html
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Old 11-01-19, 09:07 AM
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Our Fish and Wildlife people just had to euthanize a 2-3 year old black bear this past June at a popular recreation area called Hagg Lake. People were stupidly and irresponsibly feeding the little guy and taking selfies with him and he had become too comfortable around humans.
I hate the use of that word in such a case. The bear was not killed to end its suffering.

A few years ago the ex of an old friend and former student of mine was killed, partially consumed and cached by a mother grizzly with two cubs while hiking in Yellowstone N.P. The NPS "euthanized" the mother and was planning to "euthanize" the cubs because of lack of care options. As far as anyone could tell, the mother was just doing what mother bears do: protecting its cubs when a human found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Why is this picture so disturbing? The stuffed animals look like they have evil eyes and the kid looks like he is caught in the headlights. Weird picture.

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Bear? Bears are sweet. Besides you ever see a bear with 40-foot feet?

Dragon? No scorch marks. Usually they're linked.

Manticore? Imaginary.

Griffin? Extinct.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
One of the worst things you could do. He'd eat the chips and then likely consider you a free vending machine.

A few decades ago a kid got his face and arm scratched by a bear in New Jersey. He was hiking with his dad. They saw a bear. Dad decided it would be a neat idea to toss the bear a bagel so it would hang around long enough for some photos. The thing scarfed down the bagel and came looking for more. Dad got fined $150 for feeding wildlife.
Well you can't blame a bear for having good taste. I am surprised he didn't ask for cream cheese and lox with that bagel. Then again, he could get fresh lox from the stream. Next thing you know the bear will order corned beef on rye.

As far as me becoming a vending machine for a bear, you are forgetting that as I was throwing him the bag of chips I would be beating the World Sprinting Record set by Usain Bolt as I ran in the other direction.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I hate the use of that word in such a case. The bear was not killed to end its suffering.

A few years ago the ex of an old friend and former student of mine was killed, partially consumed and cached by a mother grizzly with two cubs while hiking in Yellowstone N.P. The NPS "euthanized" the mother and was planning to "euthanize" the cubs because of lack of care options. As far as anyone could tell, the mother was just doing what mother bears do: protecting its cubs when a human found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I agree, although there is a part of one expert's definition that says that euthanasia has occurred when the "good of the motive for the action" (in this case, the ODFW killing the bear) "is, or at least includes, the avoidance of evil" ("The Definition of Euthanasia". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 48 (4): 637-653 [645]. With this definition, I suppose one could make the case that the bear's death potentially prevented an attack on a child or other human and that this would constitute prevention of "evil." That said, to me, this definition stretches credibility. Maybe the state should just call it what it was. They killed a bear.
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