• Mountain biking is dangerous

    From EdwardDolan@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jul 7 21:32:03 2016
    Rampant, unthinking mountain bike riders put their sport ahead of the very nature they claim to believe in. There is no reason except pure
    self-centered greed to believe mountain biking in grizzly bear habitat is acceptable. The mountain biker’s family should be fined for raising an idiot, the biker’s estate should be fined for feeding the wildlife and the bear should be left alone.

    " Grizzly bear kills mountain biker in Montana
    By Lizzy Acker | The Oregonian/OregonLive on June 30, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    A 39-year-old mountain biker was attacked and killed by a grizzly bear on a trail outside Glacier National Park in Montana on Wednesday.

    The AP reports that the mountain biker--a law-enforcement officer with the
    U.S. Forest Service named Brad Treat--and another unnamed rider were riding
    in the Halfmoon Lakes area of the Flathead National Forest.

    Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told the AP that it appears as though
    the pair surprised the bear and the bear then knocked Treat from his bike.
    The second rider was uninjured and left to get help. By the time authorities found Treat's body, the bear was already gone.

    Authorities continue to search for the bear."

    Mountain bikes have wheels. Wheels are for roads.

    Trails are for walking. What’s the matter? Can’t walk?

    Ed Dolan the Great – Minnesota

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  • From EdwardDolan@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jul 7 21:45:29 2016
    I doubt that a slow-moving hiker or equestrian would have surprised
    the bear - one more reason why speed doesn't belong on trails.

    https://gma.yahoo.com/family-montana-man-killed-grizzly-bear-attack-speaks-112600602--abc-news-topstories.html#"Family of Montana Man Killed in Grizzly Bear Attack Speaks OutBy JULIA JACOBO 15 hours ago Good Morning AmericaUS Forest Service Officer
    Fatally Attacked by Grizzly Bear in MontanaThe family of a 38-year-old Montana man who was fatally attacked by agrizzly bear while mountain biking has spoken out, saying the ForestService Law Enforcement Officer "put his life on the line every day."Brad
    Treat, 38, was mountain biking with a friend on a trail in WestGlacier just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when the grizzly attacked,pulling him off his bike. The pair likely surprised the bear as theyrode by, said Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.Treat's
    companion was able to exit the area and summon help and wasnot injured in the attack, Curry said.Treat's sister-in-law, Melissa Treat, told ABC News he was "amazingman, an all around stand up guy, a devoted husband, amazing brother,loving son and loyal
    friend.""He would go above and beyond to help those in need," Melissa said.Melissa said her brother-in-law loved the outdoors and enjoyedhiking, kayaking, running and biking."It was hard to find him indoors," she said. "He loved being outsideand enjoying
    nature."U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said in astatement Thursday, "I am saddened to hear of the passing of OfficerBrad Treat...We are grateful for Officer Treat's selfless service andshare in mourning a life that was taken too
    soon."The incident is under investigation by the Montana Department of FishWildlife and Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and the Flathead CountySheriff's Office. The area has been closed by the Forest Service forpublic safety pending the completion of the
    investigation, Curry said."Mountain bikes have wheels. Wheels are for roads.Trails are for walking. What’s the matter? Can’t walk?Ed Dolan the Great – Minnesota

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