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Old 06-14-21, 01:22 PM
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Mtn biker mauled by bear

Check out this article about a mtn biker who was racing round a bend in Glacier National park and ran into a bear. There is a photograph of the collision site on the trail from the official investigation. It shows a person barely visible who is 37 feet away from the photographer. Traveling at a speed of 20-25 mph the biker would have reached the hiker in about one second.
From invisible to in-your-face in one second. This close encounter proved fatal.

https://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outd...y-bear-attack/

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Old 06-14-21, 01:27 PM
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And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....
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I remember when this happened (kind of local to me)....it was 5 years ago.

A few years after this we had a mountain biker get killed by a Cougar on the west side of Washington State.

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Originally Posted by aplcr0331 View Post
I remember when this happened (kind of local to me)....it was 5 years ago.

A few years after this we had a mountain biker get killed by a Cougar on the west side of Washington State.
Yup, big news here in Seattle at the time:

https://abcnews.go.com/US/cougar-kil...ry?id=55304163

Lots of hikers and mt bikers in that area.
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Old 06-14-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bald Paul View Post
And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....
road cycling is definitely more dangerous than mtb'ing. I hear and seen more road deaths than mtb deaths.
The story posted by the OP was from 4.5 years ago.
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Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 View Post
Every time I have ever hiked in bear country (black bear no less) I have carried a magnum caliber pistol. If I was out west in Grizzly/Wolf/Cougar country I would always be packing when out in their territory. Black bears are tame by comparison. Maybe I'm a Nancy but seems like people are on the menu in that area.
It wasn't a predatory attack, the biker collided with the bear
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Old 06-14-21, 04:56 PM
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Old 06-14-21, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
It wasn't a predatory attack, the biker collided with the bear
After being mauled I'm not sure the biker really considered the difference !!
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Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
road cycling is definitely more dangerous than mtb'ing. I hear and seen more road deaths than mtb deaths.
The story posted by the OP was from 4.5 years ago.
of course you'll know more about road issues first & more frequently before knowing what happens out in the tree infested woods. Less likely to encounter a bear on the city road too.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
It wasn't a predatory attack, the biker collided with the bear
Gotta figure if you hit a grizzly at 25 mph, he's gonna be mad and make you dead. Pretty sure he's going to feel the need to defend himself.

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