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bikerumor pic of the day buffalo creek, colorado. Fresh bear marks on the aspen trees.
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bikerumor pic of the day buffalo creek, colorado. Fresh bear marks on the aspen trees.

Photo submitted by Geoff, “There has been a lot of bear activity lately and these two Aspens had especially fresh claw marks!”

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Bored@work
Bored@work
6 years ago

I don’t know about bear. That looks like something a squatch would do! Let’s call in Bobo

One arm bandit
One arm bandit
6 years ago

Come on kid let’s go mountain biking on a bear trail, humans are so stupid!

JBikes
JBikes
6 years ago
Reply to  One arm bandit

Its not a bear trail. And many, many trails in CO are likely to have black bears throughout the year. Actually most places in the East and West will, even if people don’t always know it.
Wear a bear bell on your mountain bike. As a side benefit, they work great to alert non-headphone wearing hikers of your presence.

Silver
Silver
6 years ago

I couldn’t agree more!

One arm bandit
One arm bandit
6 years ago

Bear bell! Like I said humans are so stupid. Encroaching on wildlife territory then they get attacked and blame wildlife. Bear gets killed, because of human stupidity. Happens more than it should.

SirNotAppearing
SirNotAppearing
6 years ago
Reply to  One arm bandit

It’s MOUNTAIN biking. Right there in the title of the sport. But please, grind that axe some more.

JBikes
JBikes
6 years ago
Reply to  One arm bandit

Yes, better we congregate in cities/suburbs and completely drive out all wildlife, then proclaim when we are going outside the city we are “encroaching on wildlife territory”.

Do you have any idea how many people use areas for hiking and biking on a daily basis with no bad interactions with wildlife, including bears and mountain lions (which statistically are very low risks compared to other issue)? I’d say tens of thousands a day easily, if not an order of magnitude more. Yeah, stuff happens but its exceedingly rare and even more so when even a simple precaution is taken.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

Those marks look more like they were made with a bearded axe!

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

If the bears want the Buffalo Creek trail system, I say we let them have it! Hands down one of the most disappointing places I’ve ever ridden.

silverlining
silverlining
6 years ago
Reply to  Josh

Yup, they’re horrible. On a similar note, all the trails in CO are awful as well.
Please don’t bother coming back.

Chase
Chase
6 years ago

When riding in areas that have claw markings (which is territory marking) it is best to carry a firearm. A nice lightweight Glock or CZ will do to slow them down. Claw markings creep me out the deeper into canyons I get when out in Idaho.

Jeff
Jeff
6 years ago

Colorado doesn’t have grizzly bears, only black bears. While black bears can be dangerous, they will 99%, of the time totally avoid any human contact. I’ve run across them several times, sometimes within a couple of feet, never had problems, in fact, they are the least of my fears on a ride, mountain lions or freaky bush people and hunters worry me more.
Grizzly bears on the other hand, are a complete other story, the only thing predictable about them, is their unpredictability.
So keep your guns at home( in black bear only country) and use a bell if need be.

Wiscomark
Wiscomark
6 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

^Exactly this.

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