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  1. #1 Bicyclist going 45 mph hits bear in Boulder County 
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    BOULDER A cyclist in Boulder County was injured after a run-in, literally, with a bear.

    Tim Egan, 53, was riding on Old Stage Road Tuesday afternoon when suddenly a bear appeared in front of him. Egan hit the bear and ended up skidding across the road. "This bear looked at me with a look of terror on his face and sort of made a noise," said Egan. "I looked at him with a look of terror and we went, 'aaaahhhhh.'"
    He cracked some ribs, suffered cuts on his head and had road rash. Egan said he and the bike flipped and flew over the bear, hitting the pavement hard.

    The bear ran away after the accident when a deer appeared.

    Egan's nephew ran to help the injured cyclist.

    "When I tell people, they say 'Right, are you kidding me, who hits a bear?'"

    Egan estimated he was going about 45 miles per hour at impact. He said the bear was about 6 feet tall and probably weighed 500 pounds.

    His bike was OK so he got back on it and pedaled to the hospital



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    This is only news because of the bear angle. Crazy cyclists hit deer and elk just the way drivers do. We have way too many of these animals out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    This is only news because of the bear angle. Crazy cyclists hit deer and elk just the way drivers do. We have way too many of these animals out here.
    I'm having a hard time visualizing this. Remember, I'm not an "out door" girl. These animals just leap into the road? The cyclists have no warning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    I'm having a hard time visualizing this. Remember, I'm not an "out door" girl. These animals just leap into the road? The cyclists have no warning?
    Yes, they leap into the road. It's not like they patiently wait at cross-walks or anything. I almost killed myself last year avoiding a Mulie that spontaneously leaped into my lane. It was a good thing there was no traffic because I hit the brakes and did a 180.:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Yes, they leap into the road. It's not like they patiently wait at cross-walks or anything. I almost killed myself last year avoiding a Mulie that spontaneously leaped into my lane. It was a good thing there was no traffic because I hit the brakes and did a 180.:eek:
    My brother was almost killed when he went deer hunting on his Roadking. He survived and bagged a 10 point and 2005 Harley in one incident.:eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    I'm having a hard time visualizing this. Remember, I'm not an "out door" girl. These animals just leap into the road? The cyclists have no warning?

    Yes, deer and bears and other animals dash, leap, run, etc. into the road.

    Also, the faster you are going on a bike the harder it is to change direction quickly enough to miss such an animal. I almos thit two deer (at once cuz they were together) near New Bern NC. I was only going about twenty but no way could I have dodged them or stopped. It was close enough I could smell them.

    They just ran off.

    I also spotted a black bear on a gravel road in time to stop about forty feet away, but he had just gone out in the road and stopped.

    I also almost hit this yankee woman on a trail once. She tawked like Rocky Balboa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post

    I also almost hit this yankee woman on a trail once. She tawked like Rocky Balboa.

    You couldn't have just done us all a favor and hit her? It's not like anybody would really miss Philly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    You couldn't have just done us all a favor and hit her? It's not like anybody would really miss Philly.

    And wreck my bike!!!!!....you know she's not only a yankee but she's a lawyer too.

    Hindsight is 20-20.

    And she's quicker than you might think, I mean, for someone her age.

    Cigarettes just went flyin'.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Yes, deer and bears and other animals dash, leap, run, etc. into the road.

    Also, the faster you are going on a bike the harder it is to change direction quickly enough to miss such an animal. I almos thit two deer (at once cuz they were together) near New Bern NC. I was only going about twenty but no way could I have dodged them or stopped. It was close enough I could smell them.

    They just ran off.

    I also spotted a black bear on a gravel road in time to stop about forty feet away, but he had just gone out in the road and stopped.

    I also almost hit this yankee woman on a trail once. She tawked like Rocky Balboa.
    Were you close enough to smell her ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Were you close enough to smell her ?
    Yeah. She smelled like cheese steak....and nicotine.

    Kinda erotic though.
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