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Yamaha ADV bike and the bear

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 08/02/13
03:59 AM

I was out on the Vino 50 scooter/ADV bike, riding one of the many single lane back roads around here, and I saw a huge dog in the ditch. As I got closer, I started chanting my standard mantra "Don't run out, don't run out". As I got closer, my mind was playing tricks on me, since the dog was round-ish, and fat, and I couldn't quite make out what breed he was. When I got to that crucial distance of "if he lunges now, I swerve and tuck my leg in", I realized it was a black bear.

I just stood there and watched me ride by...

I looked in my mirror after I got by, and it walked slowly across the road, and into the wood. I turned around, but when I got back to where it had crossed, it was gone.

I love the little ADV bike fo'sho'.  

 
motohorseman motohorseman
Enthusiast | Posts: 508 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/02/13
04:41 AM

Great story, thank you!  
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Steve
1989 Yamaha FJ1200
2000 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird
Saint Joseph, Missouri

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1054 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 08/04/13
06:54 PM

Loud pipes scare bears!  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 08/05/13
04:29 PM

I did do some port work and took out the restrictor, but the Vino is still quiet enough I snuck up on him.
Smile  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 09/10/13
07:57 AM

More ADV riding on the Yamaha.
This is one of the quite pleasant back roads I frequent with this bike. Need to get better tires this winter, may add a set from a Zuma.
Cce35565 3B92 4197 907C 4506Edc0dbfe Zps3739c377  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 09/10/13
08:01 AM

No wild life today.