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Offline EllsRider

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Gator hazards
« on: March 12, 2009, 07:49:20 PM »
Graham from Outside Sport makes this Gator his beeatch as he yells at the fat bastard to get the heck out of the way as he cruises past this survivor from  the prehistoric era. The Gator responded negatively at Graham for not showing respect to the ancient lineage of this beast.
 
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 09:21:01 PM »
Kind of looks like Art in the morning  ;D

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 09:55:42 PM »
yelling or none, I notice the gator is not giving the berth, Graham is...so IMHO      ...Gator 1 - Graham 0

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 10:01:50 PM »
I ran into that one on the North Creek hard option for the first time the other day. Makes you think twice about some of those blind corners.
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 10:25:02 PM »
Holy Crap!

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 11:00:00 PM »
That was a pretty unnecessary risk he took there...I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't that gator, if it wanted to, have accelerated in the blink of an eye and taken him and his bike down?

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 11:04:25 PM »
I ran into that one on the North Creek hard option for the first time the other day. Makes you think twice about some of those blind corners.
That was you? hahaha... Me and my two buddies were right with you. That was a big gator. The funniest was when we heard the second one in the water and we all tripped over each other trying to leave.  ;D

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 11:06:24 PM »
I ran into that one on the North Creek hard option for the first time the other day. Makes you think twice about some of those blind corners.
Last Saturday one came out of the water after me on North Creek, standard trail on the peninsula (where all the buzzards hang out in the trees). Luckily I didn't stop to look at the buzzards there. He was pissed and chased me for about 15ft!

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 11:14:28 PM »
That was a pretty unnecessary risk he took there...I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't that gator, if it wanted to, have accelerated in the blink of an eye and taken him and his bike down?
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 11:22:30 PM »
I ran into that one on the North Creek hard option for the first time the other day. Makes you think twice about some of those blind corners.
That was you? hahaha... Me and my two buddies were right with you. That was a big gator. The funniest was when we heard the second one in the water and we all tripped over each other trying to leave.  ;D

Wasn't me because the there were only two people stopped on the trail when my buddy and I pulled up (older guy and a newbie). Funny thing is that my friend fell into the water right at that difficult root section on North Creek hard option and then we see that gator a few minutes later. He was super bummed that he had to finish our ride with soaking wet shoes. His bike went totally under water.
 
And if that wasn't bad enough his bike had a major failure about an hour later. Took it to the bike shop covered in seaweed  ;D
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 11:39:13 PM »
We decided to try the harder option on North Creek and rode out to that peninsula. There was another group of three guys and we all stopped dead in our tracks when we saw that gator's snout poking from around the corner.
The one guy said, "if that sucker starts moving, I'm gonna run like a bitch" hahaha

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 12:37:09 AM »
That was a pretty unnecessary risk he took there...I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't that gator, if it wanted to, have accelerated in the blink of an eye and taken him and his bike down?
you're absolutely right, he could have shredded his wheel in doing so..or his left leg which ever it got ahold of first.

Right now isn't a good time to be in the woods period, This is the time of year that rattlesnakes, come out of their winter hibernation, and are hungry so they are on the prowl for food, also they just spent the last few months in a cold den, they will be out in the sunny areas, we call mountain bike trails.

Gators, are all looking to mate, and will run any living thing off right now, as opposed to running away as they would normally do. I would seriously consider leaving your dog at home this time of year when going to Boyette...just my two cents.
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 06:47:49 AM »
SHOULD HAVE JUMPED ITS BACK.

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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 08:37:18 AM »
I think he should have bunny hopped it.  Would've made for a much more interesting story/pic  ;D
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Re: Gator hazards
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 08:39:46 AM »
Road riding you get chased by the neighborhood dog - not so in mountain biking!

 

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