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rode in Otway. view ridelog
Jun 22, 2017 at 20:56
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quotes Calm after the storms
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wideload46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 22, 2017 at 15:47
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Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
@thisspock: While neither is statistically significant from a general point of view, if you are an outdoors enthusiast, both stats are extremely significant. As a climber & among those who get to some significant elevation on my bike, lightning is (& should) be a very real concern as is the very real concern of wildlife encounters. The reality is that if you spend any real time outdoors & especially in the mountains, you have a much higher chance of being struck &/or killed by lightning than attacked &/or killed by a bear. Sorry, but those are the realities that I live with when I venture out, my "research" is some very real first hand experience. I've encountered dozens of bears of both species...I've also been caught in a thunder storm at 9000ft, I'll take a bear encounter over that any day.
wideload46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 20:40
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
@ibishreddin: Cheeseburgers?
wideload46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 20:39
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
@iamamodel: And your point is...? Bear encounters in the States & Canada probably number in the tens of thousands yearly, yet there are relatively few attacks & even fewer deaths. Death caused by or being struck by lightning? Thousands yearly. Very sad that two young people were killed though, thoughts & condolences to their families.
rode in Otway. view ridelog
Jun 20, 2017 at 19:39
Jun 20, 2017
quotes When a tree falls in the forest, does the frightened whimper of the rider it almost hits, make a sound?
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wideload46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 15:06
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
@Earthmotherfu: Chocolate...
wideload46 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 20, 2017 at 12:52
Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
Some of the biggest misconceptions about bears is their type & behaviors. Most grizzly attacks are caused by either a mother with cubs or surprising the bear. Black bears however are known to actively stalk people & will sek higher ground for a vantage point, especially youn male blacks. Unless you are hunting bears, bear spray is your best defence along with a calm manner & a clear head. A gun in the hands of a panicked person in the face of a charging bear is a recipe for disaster. With black bears if encountered, make lots of noise, do not be aggressive but do not back down, if the bear continues to advance, get your spray ready. If the bear is merely trying to figure out what you are (getting a scent), make your precence known. Grizzlies are another matter. If encountered, stay calm, do dot make eye contact, do not make loud or sudden noises, do not be aggressive & do back away slowly, talk in a low calm voice to let it know you are there & do not run (you will never outrun any bear...ever). If attacked, fight back as hard as you can or lie on your stomack & cover your neck with your hands. Overwhelming evidence shows that most bears of any type want nothing to do with us & will actively go out of their way to avoid us. You have a better chance of being struck & killed by lightning than being attacked by a bear. Pay attention to your surroundings, make lots of noise. The animals I am most concerned with after all my years of climbing, hiking & riding are moose & cougars. Be safe out there.
rode in Otway. view ridelog
Jun 17, 2017 at 20:05
Jun 17, 2017
quotes Drop dead legs...the bad kind
7.9 km - 01:06 - 2 achievements
rode in Greenway/Forests for the World. view ridelog
Jun 9, 2017 at 19:55
Jun 9, 2017
quotes Wet & wild...
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rode in Otway. view ridelog
Jun 8, 2017 at 12:43
Jun 8, 2017
quotes Hot...Damn!!
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