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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

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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

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    Good tips, thanks!
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  5. mercurydog47

    mercurydog47 Been here awhile

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