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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Dave_Schuldt, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    Was out there yesterday and someone in our group saw some bear turds. About a year ago a couger was seen. Ride fast!
     

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  2. stacy1

    stacy1 Chimp

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    I ride out there all the time have never seen any wild life, did ride across some equestrians getting it on once though, scary stuff
     
  3. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    if there was a step stool involved, i'd say they were from enumcalw.
     
  4. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i'd much rather run into a bear than a meth lab.
     
  5. Fast&Smooth

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    animals, sex, and drugs in the out doors?! good heavens sounds just like my camping this past weekend. minus the drugs
     
  6. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I saw a bear at Tolt/Mac tree farm.

    then I got a bear bell and was riding around out there and came across someone else on a bike who said, "is the bell really nesasarry?" (he even miss spelled it like that too....:))
     
  7. fattyfat1

    fattyfat1 Monkey

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    bear bells don't work, and they are ungodly annoying. if i ever caught my friends or family wearing such a ridiculous piece of "outdoor" equipment, i would rip it off their body, bop them in the head w/it, then stand over them in their sleep and ring it till they cry!!!!!!! ranks right up there with mtb cell phone holders and collapsable hiking staffs!
     
  8. PsychO!1

    PsychO!1 Monkey

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    I am always sure to ride with at least one person that is slower than myself.....because, you don't have to outrun the bear, just your friend. :evil:
     
  9. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    blow me? :stosh:
     
  10. Mudpuppy

    Mudpuppy Monkey

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    Pffffft.....I don't need a bear bell, I have an ACS claw. :D For MTB just get a King hub and you're good to go. :devil:
     
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    PsychO!1 Monkey

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    I used to run a bell on my XC bike. I used it for horses....I rode a lot of trails shared by horses, and I found most equestrians appreciated it. They usually can't hear you coming, and that's what startles the horse. It drove my freinds nuts...hahahaha.
     
  12. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    king hub = $$$$$$
    bell = .0$
     
  13. mtnluvn

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    Here the bells have always been a bit of a running joke, along with the bear spray (that pun wasn't intended he he). The bells are kinda like the dinner bell to let the bears know food is nearby and the bear spray is the seasoning (mmm.... peppery). I'm lucky (or some would say unlucky I suppose) but I've seen HEAPS of bears while out hiking/riding/camping and never had a problem, of course I sing and talk to myself out loud which replaces the dingling of the bells so it serves the same purpose;) My experience is if the creatures know you're there, 99% of the time you won't know they are. Agreed that the bells are generally more annoying to the other people that generally head to the hills to get some peace and quiet, but if you heard me sing you might prefer the sound of bells :D