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    Black Bear in Ringwood

    Finally saw one of North Jersey's famous black bears on Sunday morning in Ringwood.
    Been riding there for 10+ years and I finally saw my first one.
    It was big.

    Not exactly sure where, but it was on one of the fire roads near the top of the green trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakebeave
    Finally saw one of North Jersey's famous black bears on Sunday morning in Ringwood.
    Been riding there for 10+ years and I finally saw my first one.
    It was big.

    Not exactly sure where, but it was on one of the fire roads near the top of the green trail.
    Are you sure it wasn't some guy in a bear suit?

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    do they attack ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismosr
    do they attack ?
    Only if you are the slowest rider in the pack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mergs
    Only if you are the slowest rider in the pack...
    or if someone sneaks some bacon in your camelbak...

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    if you are the slowest rider in the pack - you didn't get to see the bear. he hopped into the woods before the third guy got up the hill. Luckily I was the first one up - and I'm not even fast...

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    what about a beef jerky or slim jim ? can they smell that ?

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    Of course they can smell slim jims.

    That is the natural food source of these wild bears and slim jims grow in abundance at Ringwood. So beware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Of course they can smell slim jims.

    That is the natural food source of these wild bears and slim jims grow in abundance at Ringwood. So beware.

    Ha! Now that was funny. HOOOORAAAHHHH!!!!!

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    I saw two bears being chased by a park ranger in Wawayanda the other day.

    One big one and one little one.








    Stange thing was the big one was wearing a necktie and carrying a picnic basket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJMX835
    I saw two bears being chased by a park ranger in Wawayanda the other day.

    One big one and one little one.








    Stange thing was the big one was wearing a necktie and carrying a picnic basket...
    Now that was funny right there...

    Saw one at Mahlon on saturday, first one I saw while NOT on a lift at Diablo. Pretty cool
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    I am tired of being harassed by them bears. We need to get a bear patrol together. They took my pic-a-nic basket. Next they will take our jobs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC-SOB
    I am tired of being harassed by them bears. We need to get a bear patrol together. They took my pic-a-nic basket. Next they will take our jobs!!
    they took arh' jobs! ah-dirk-eh-dirrrrrrr!!!
    i spurt in the wind, and the wind drug it

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    Haha

    Quote Originally Posted by clarkenstein
    they took arh' jobs! ah-dirk-eh-dirrrrrrr!!!
    Hopefully someone else gets that South Park ref.....funny

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    Those damn future people, uh I mean eemehgants, uh no I mean bears. Dirk eh, dirk eh dirrrrrrrrrr.

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    gew backs.

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    Just back from Ringwood again. Guess what? Saw another bear today. This time it was a cub and a big old Momma bear. Saw them right at the trail head at the end of the trail that runs along the fence by the school. Scared the hell out of me. They were walking right towards me...

    Met up with some new friends today and had a great ride. If you guys are reading this thanks for taking me exploring with you.

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    Went to Kittatinny this afternoon and saw a little cub, but no momma. Later on did a quick cruise through Wayway only saw a doe. When I got out of the park 1/2 mile from home a big old bear was walking across someone's front yard. It took a couple of sniffs and went on it's way.

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    we saw 2 in ringwood today

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    [Met up with some new friends today and had a great ride. If you guys are reading this thanks for taking me exploring with you.[/QUOTE]


    Great meeting up with you guys yesterday. Now you see what happens when you don't ride Ringwood as much as you used to - you end up with a lot of "I think this looks familar" and "I think this will hook up with the red trail". We'll have to plan a ride to check out the blue trail.

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