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rode in Red Mountain. view ridelog
Jun 22, 2017 at 20:21
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quotes Started from the bottom now we're here...
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rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 22, 2017 at 17:50
13 hours
quotes Sean Hillgram v. The world
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rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 21, 2017 at 18:51
1 days
quotes Afternoon Ride
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rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 20, 2017 at 22:50
2 days
quotes Hilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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snl1200 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 12:55
3 days
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
Well said. I was a bit surprised by the bear banger advice. As I understand it, bear bangers are a long range deterrent and not an effective rapid short range deterrent. In addition I would say, know your area and patterns of animal behaviour in that area. In my region (South West Kootenays), there are only a few spots with the rare Griz activity, but we see a lot of black bears (it would be a weird week without having one in my yard). I've only been charged once while biking and that was last week. It was my fault for riding alone at dusk and not making enough noise. I didn't see the bear until I was about 10 feet away and by the time I could stop was about 5 feet away. It just wanted me away from the cub so when it saw I was backing up and talking calmly to it, it tended to it's cub and left me alone. I wouldn't even consider it an aggressive bear incident as the bear didn't seem to want anything to do with me other than it's space. The other thing to remember is that animal attacks, including bears and especially cougars, are SO RARE! It would be strange irony to ride with a load of weaponry and resources to protect yourself from a bear attack but not have a solid first aid kit. The likelihood of you impaling yourself on a twig, breaking a bone, or damaging yourself significantly from a crash is likely more than 100 times more probable and what precautions do most of us take to avoid that? Here are some notes on Black Bears: There is some interesting research on black bear/human interactions that sheds a bit of light on the situation. Hererro found 63 human deaths from Black bears between 1900 and 2009. That really isn't that many when you consider how vast a region these things cover with 44 of those attacks happening in Canada. Only 8% were attributed to mother bears and over 90% occurred while the person was alone or with one other person. Bear attacks almost never happen to groups (something to consider when cruising out into the woods). 38% were associated with black bears accessing attractants or food (food habituated bears). Trails around town with habituated bears could be a particular problem for this, as was the case for the "Black Bear of Whiskey Creek" incident in Banff. No evidence of attacks from black bears related to guarding a carcass and lots of evidence that most attacks by black bears were predatory and not due to surprise encounter. So the advice is, if a Black Bear does show predatory behaviour, fight back and do not play dead (unless it is a rare case of a mother protecting cubs in which case playing dead may work).But again...so rare! Pack a first aid kit and extra water before the giant blade and bear bangers IMO
rode in Malde Creek. view ridelog
Jun 18, 2017 at 18:02
Jun 18, 2017
quotes Sunday funday pedal
38.2 km - 04:05 - 4 achievements
rode in Merry Creek. view ridelog
Jun 17, 2017 at 13:34
Jun 17, 2017
quotes Morning Ride
7.9 km - 02:45 - 1 achievements
rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 16, 2017 at 16:10
Jun 16, 2017
quotes The Hilling of a Sacred Deer
10.3 km - 01:05
rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 15, 2017 at 18:10
Jun 15, 2017
quotes Meet the Hillers
10.1 km - 01:06
rode in Trail Bluffs. view ridelog
Jun 14, 2017 at 17:52
Jun 14, 2017
quotes Hill Switch
10.3 km - 01:06
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