Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Careful Where You Ride

This grizzly was hit by a Harley on Lolo Pass. This is the pass between Lolo , MT and Kooskia , ID.

Lolo Pass , elevation 5,233 feet (1,595 m), is a mountain pass in the northern Rocky Mountains on the border between the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho approximately 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Missoula , Montana ..

It is famous as the location where the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the summit of the Bitteroot Range via the Lolo Trail on their outward and return journeys in 1805-06.

Look at the claws on that sucker!





The biker spent three days in the hospital! The hog's a wreck!

Lesson learned: Don't go Bear Hunting with a Harley, they're only good for one hunt!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments :

  1. Is it weird that I feel bad for that bear?

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  2. Those claws are amazing! Yesterday I had 5 or 6 deer run out in front of me and I rounded a bend to find two cows standing there. You have to be so careful most of the time.

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  3. Did the biker get to stuff the bear and keep him? What a conversation piece!

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  4. Schniekies Batman! I'm amazed that he came out of it as well as he did. That is a huge bear man!

    Keep the bear? Nope...he probably got fined by the state for poaching...that's what would happen here in CA. I bet there are animal rights activists waiting in his front yard when he gets home.

    Glad the rider is ok for the most part.

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  5. wow. a few yrs ago bob and i rounded a bend and came up 3 bikes behind a 2up that had just smacked a bear minutes north of piercy (redwood run). that is the one and only time so far that i was instantly green and nauseous riding.

    amazingly, watching pinks at sears point last month with the nephew, one of the racers was introduced as the guy who hit a bear on his harley up north, F... amazing! he was alive well and racing. yeah! and i got to see him race, woohoo! it doesnt always turn out so well...

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  6. Mr. M - Not weird. It's always sad to see wildlife lose in any altercation with a vehicle. After all they were here first. What is amazing is that the rider got off relatively unscathed after hitting 1200 pounds or more of immovable object.

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  7. If this had come from a different source I'd probably put it down as an urban legend. Amazing you could do that to a bear and walk away from it (so to speak)

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  8. And the bikers. I get a headach looking at it.

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  9. Reminded me of all those ‘Elk X-ing’ signs riding up the mountain to Williams in the rain at Two AM. That’s some bad mojo.

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  10. I enjoy seeing wildlife, but not that close! I am glad the biker is now OK.

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