What wildlife do you see while ridin'
Posted September 03, 2002 - 11:47 AM
However, I did have a great experience at Rampart Range this summer. I was riding a trail (the very south end of 690 for the CO boys) and I came up on a big deer. He jumped and ran with me along the trail for quite a ways. Then he bolted right in front of me to cross the trail. I locked up both brakes and just missed him. However, by buddy didn't miss me as he ran right into the back of the bike, knocking us both over. It was very cool to ride along side of the deer for at least 50 yards.
Posted September 03, 2002 - 11:52 AM
1: The Dimwited 4 legged Quad speckeld nin-rod
2: The Too-Drunk pin headed numchuker
3: The Undecided-Which-Way to Go Bonehead
Posted September 03, 2002 - 12:16 PM
That's hilarious! I hate snakes. Unless they are in the boot or wallet form. There are alot of rattlesnakes in the lower elevations where I live, but I've never come across any while ridin'. TC
Posted September 03, 2002 - 02:00 PM
Posted September 03, 2002 - 02:08 PM
I think in the Moose vs. WR...I'll lose.
Momentum = mass x velocity
How much does a moose weigh??
Posted September 03, 2002 - 05:04 PM
You are right. They were Bighorn Sheep. My bad. What was I thinking? Sheesh....
Posted September 03, 2002 - 08:44 PM
Sounds good to me too.........
Originally posted by BrandonW:
Looks like we need to be planning a riding trip to BANFF!
I saw a brown bear in Kennedy Meadows. He attacked our cooler, still have the claw mark. My dad threw a lawn chair at him to scare him off.
It's funny all the years riding in the desert and I've seen two desert tortoises in my life, one time was with you Dan from HB!! Remember? I know we're not suppose to touch them but I gently moved him off the trail and gave him a pat on the shell. I see lots of bulls,cows,foxes,coyotes and a couple of cats too.
[ September 03, 2002, 11:47 PM: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted September 04, 2002 - 04:06 AM
Posted September 04, 2002 - 05:22 AM
Let me clear it with the boss, but I think that there is a good chance that I will be able to attend.
Got to make some modifications so I can trailer the bikes with my snowmobile trailer.
Is this a camping affair?
Posted September 04, 2002 - 05:44 AM
I also ran over a rattle snake while riding my mountain bike on Green Mountain yesterday. It was kind of a wildlife theme day for me.
Bryan in Denver...
Posted September 04, 2002 - 05:52 AM
My brother and I were cookin' up an old dirt road with him behind me. I haerd him yelling from behind and I looked off to our right and saw a big Buck running along beside us in the woods probably 30 ft away. He ran along for maybe 30 yards or so then darted off. Apparently he had jumped across the road directly behind me and in front of him.
Posted September 04, 2002 - 05:59 AM
Man the damage that would have caused.
A few years back 17 or so, I was riding at metcalf road in San Jose one morning. I was wide open on 6th on my CR390 Husky and this Bob Cat ran in front of me from my right. He pivoted almost hitting him and he turned right with me now heading in the same direction. I was on the binders and trying not to smake him. The stupid cat ran next to me for about 50 yards then bolted into the bushes
Posted September 04, 2002 - 02:30 PM
Posted September 04, 2002 - 03:43 PM
Yeah, Dan. I do recall that tortoise! That was scary (reminds me of how old I am). I had a flashback to On Any Sunday! I can't tell you how many times I have done that. It actually happened TWICE in one day while pulling ribbon for our Ghost Rider Enduro last October.
Posted September 04, 2002 - 04:33 PM
Posted September 05, 2002 - 10:43 AM
Now there's a turnabout. I thought baiting (6 pack) was illegal in Canada. Not only that, but what's being hunted is truly endangered.....us! Yeah, we have these cougars all over the place in SoCal. I don't have to worry much about being hunted, though. First, I'm an ugly specimen. Second, I have a mate for life, so it's considered bad ethics to hunt me. Even in California where mentioning ethics gets you labeled as a loony tune.
These cougar predators can be brutal, too. They become attached to you, take you home, and keep you alive long enough to be on the hook for alimony.
What's wrong with this picture?
Posted September 05, 2002 - 04:54 PM
[ September 05, 2002, 07:57 PM: Message edited by: PMAUST ]