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Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lightcycle, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    One of the Beemers made it back in one piece. The other one is on another continent, possibly in many small pieces... :(
  2. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Haven't seen a grizzly yet. Seen a lot of black bears though. They outnumber the grizzlies 10-to-1.

    For the most part bears are scared of humans, especially when we make lots of noise, like when we zoom by on a motorcycle.

    We've seen a couple of bears out on the trails, but mostly it's the first rider that comes upon one. By the time the second rider gets there, the bear has already run off.

    The one bear to fear are cubs. If you see one, you head the other direction, because mama bear will be close by and they are fiercely protective of their young. Most bear attacks on humans are mother bears protecting their cubs.

    We have an interesting bear story while we were in Squamish.

    Over the winter, Neda put out a bird feeder in our back yard to feed the birds who didn't fly south for the winter.

    When COVID-19 hit, the province went into lockdown. Which meant no cars and no people in town and on the streets.

    This emboldened a lot of wildlife to roam around areas which were previously populated by humans.

    One morning, we found Neda's birdfeeder on the ground, the heavy pole that it was perched on was knocked down by a bear who presumably woke up from hibernation, hungry and prowling for food.

    Glad this happened in the night while we were asleep...
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  3. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    Good tips, thanks!
  4. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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  5. mercurydog47

    mercurydog47 Been here awhile

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    Careful! The DCT models can be very addictive...
  6. lightcycle

    lightcycle Nomad

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    [​IMG]

    :lol3:lol2:lol3:lol2
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  7. ChicoProf

    ChicoProf Been here awhile

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    Oh no! Did you post this somewhere, or are we left with the cliffhanger?
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  8. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Ok was just walking in downtown Toronto and saw an add pop up on a bus stop that looked familiar. IMG_2675.jpg
  9. grcamna1

    grcamna1 Get out there,slow-down and enjoy the ride !

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  10. ryder1

    ryder1 Long timer

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    Quiet since August. Are you guys still in the Great White North?
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  11. mercurydog47

    mercurydog47 Been here awhile

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    I have a funny bear story in BC. I Was on my bike and stopped at a road construction area and was being waved through by a flagger who did not realize that a bear was crossing the road about 40 feet behind her. I kept trying to point to the bear and she kept on being annoyed at my failure to move. When she finally looked around she almost spotted herself when she saw the bear. Fortunately the bear kept going and all I could do was ride away.
  12. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Problem solved!

    Ha! it won't be long and you will have more infrastructure than you need.
    Dragging your house with you. Of course it will let you pick up one of those stray dogs you've met along the way and bring them with you.
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    Enjoy BC, great fro gravel travel
  13. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    "Quit our RR" is the new title...




    Sorry Gene and Neda, haha.
    Liking your winter in BC pics!
    Gonna rent snow bikes again?