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    Close Encounters....

    Post up a life threatening "Close Encounter" whether it happened to you or just something you have heard of. Something that you or someone lived through but it could have gone very different. Here is a close encounter I heard of that could have gone wrong in a hurry. YIKERS...

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    That looks really, really scary. I also heard that he hung around and caught 3 more fish in that spot!

    I had a couple close encounters with cops when I was in high school. We weren't really doing anything wrong except looking suspicious at night. When the police saw us they gave chase and we never got caught. It's a real rush to run from the police-complete with cops on foot with flashlights and in cars trying to cut you off.

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    Black bear.
    About 7 or 8 years ago. I was riding on "Deadwood" and as I came around a blind corner I surprised a black bear. It took a swipe at me and I thought it missed. I didn't slow down, just kept going and finished my ride. By the end of the ride my side was kind of itchy/sore. This is what I found. It didn't even rip my shirt.
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    I've lost a LOT of weight since then.
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    Too many to share. Death and I are fairly close buddies.

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    A beaver with an AK-47 took a couple shots at me today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    A beaver with an AK-47 took a couple shots at me today.
    Apparently you came out unscathed, Trail Ninja wasn't as lucky. Actually he was, another inch closer and those claws would have taken him out.
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    Yeah, he was hiding behind a stump that was taller than he was. He was holding the rifle up over his head and shooting over the top of the stump, just spraying lead in my direction.

    No way in hell he could possibly aim shooting like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, he was hiding behind a stump that was taller than he was. He was holding the rifle up over his head and shooting over the top of the stump, just spraying lead in my direction.

    No way in hell he could possibly aim shooting like that.
    That's a beaver for ya.

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    Net Worker do you know how lucky you were that it was a Beaver shooting at you and not a Raccoon. As we all know they have "human like hands" and are deadly accurate."Human Like Hands" Official Raccoon thread..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Black bear.
    About 7 or 8 years ago. I was riding on "Deadwood" and as I came around a blind corner I surprised a black bear. It took a swipe at me and I thought it missed. I didn't slow down, just kept going and finished my ride. By the end of the ride my side was kind of itchy/sore. This is what I found. It didn't even rip my shirt.
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    I've lost a LOT of weight since then.
    I can assure you if it was me I reckon I would have lost a lot of weight that day, most of it coming out from behind me.

    One question though mate, what's with the halo of hair, do you spend a lot of time rubbing your tum on something?

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    Oh I'm feeling lucky today, 5 green gone and all on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Black bear.
    About 7 or 8 years ago. I was riding on "Deadwood" and as I came around a blind corner I surprised a black bear. It took a swipe at me and I thought it missed. I didn't slow down, just kept going and finished my ride. By the end of the ride my side was kind of itchy/sore. This is what I found. It didn't even rip my shirt.
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    I've lost a LOT of weight since then.
    Fact: Automatic man card if you can say you were clawed by a bear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Black bear.
    About 7 or 8 years ago. I was riding on "Deadwood" and as I came around a blind corner I surprised a black bear. It took a swipe at me and I thought it missed. I didn't slow down, just kept going and finished my ride. By the end of the ride my side was kind of itchy/sore. This is what I found. It didn't even rip my shirt.
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    I've lost a LOT of weight since then.
    Thats awesome..If I were you Id take that pic to a tattoo artist and have him/her put that on me permanently.

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    I'd rather take my chances with the black bear..
    Recently an enormous red SUV piloted by an angry black woman forced me to cross the center line.
    Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic.

    (Does stating color make me a racist?)

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    Floating drunk down the Salt river in my mid 20's, dove off rock, hit head on rock, drowned and was resuscitated and medivac'd to Scottsdale Memorial 50+ stitches and staples and one day later walked out. Was lucky I did not break my neck. Doctors were amazed I could walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    I'd rather take my chances with the black bear..
    Recently an enormous red SUV piloted by an angry black woman forced me to cross the center line.
    Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic.

    (Does stating color make me a racist?)
    Kinda...people in red suv's can be sensitive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    I'd rather take my chances with the black bear..
    Recently an enormous red SUV piloted by an angry black woman forced me to cross the center line.
    Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic.

    (Does stating color make me a racist?)
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    Kinda...people in red suv's can be sensitive!
    Why are you assuming that she was angry?

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    Because I saw her facial expressions... bulging eyes, and mouth-a-flapping are never signs of kindness, or affection.

    Can we assume you drive a red SUV, and feel discriminated against?

    Welcome to the urban jungle, where big SUV's are WMD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhack View Post
    Thats awesome..If I were you Id take that pic to a tattoo artist and have him/her put that on me permanently.
    I'm already getting this tattooed back on. I'm not made of money.
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    I guess you could call this a close encounter too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    One question though mate, what's with the halo of hair, do you spend a lot of time rubbing your tum on something?
    A belly that size? The front of my shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Apparently you came out unscathed, Trail Ninja wasn't as lucky. Actually he was, another inch closer and those claws would have taken him out.
    Actually, if TN was more trim back then like he "claims" to be now (), the bear would have truly missed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Actually, if TN was more trim back then like he "claims" to be now (), the bear would have truly missed him.
    Yep. I wouldn't have that bear story to tell. I'd have to rely on the other 3 or 4 bear stories I have.
    Showdown at Deadwood

    What do you think? Am I thinner? I lost 60lbs in 4 months.
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    I wouldn't recommend my weight loss method to anyone though.
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    Heck yes, you look great! Great enough to go to an Iron Maiden concert and bang head with the best of them in the front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Yeah, he was hiding behind a stump that was taller than he was. He was holding the rifle up over his head and shooting over the top of the stump, just spraying lead in my direction.

    No way in hell he could possibly aim shooting like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Because I saw her facial expressions... bulging eyes, and mouth-a-flapping are never signs of kindness, or affection.

    Can we assume you drive a red SUV, and feel discriminated against?

    Welcome to the urban jungle, where big SUV's are WMD's.
    I'm also a black woman. Sometimes, when I'm feeling playful, I like to flap my eyes and bulge my mouth. It's often misinterpreted as anger. What's wrong, don't you like playing chicken??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I'm also a black woman. Sometimes, when I'm feeling playful, I like to flap my eyes and bulge my mouth. It's often misinterpreted as anger. What's wrong, don't you like playing chicken??

    I'm not sure but I think they have medication for those symptoms now.
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    At a party, sitting in a hot tub, three shots rang out from a nearby road into the group of us. A girl standing at the edge of the hot tub, was shot in the foot by one of the bullets. They were fired blindly from a moving car and could have easily hit one of us in the head. The girl went to the hospital and fortunately was fine.

    My mom picked me up from school late one day when I was in junior high. A group of guys was standing across the road and one aimed a small rifle at our car and shot the driver window out. The bullet shattered the window, but did not hit my mom or me. Had the window been down, the outcome may have been much worse.

    Both of these incidents were in my home town. I don't live there anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    I'd rather take my chances with the black bear..
    Recently an enormous red SUV piloted by an angry black woman forced me to cross the center line.
    Fortunately, there was no oncoming traffic.

    (Does stating color make me a racist?)

    You do know that at any given moment while on the road riding... a woman could be behind the wheel of her tank, go hormonal, or postal, or PMStal, and have an alibi? That's why I don't road ride any more, ever. There's no accountability for ones actions any more, criminals have more rights than law abiding citizens.

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    What home town? You live in Loveland now correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    What home town? You live in Loveland now correct.
    Yeah I live in Loveland now, out by Masonville. I was born and raised in Decatur, Ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    Yeah I live in Loveland now, out by Masonville. I was born and raised in Decatur, Ill.
    Yeah, i'd move too if I'd pissed off the people in my hometown that much. I've had people shoot at my house but that was only because they couldn't see it and didn't believe there would be a house that far out in the wilderness. Our response was usually to lob weird things at them with our trebuchet. One hunting party got half a goat. My kids and I had so much fun when they were growing up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Yeah, i'd move too if I'd pissed off the people in my hometown that much. I've had people shoot at my house but that was only because they couldn't see it and didn't believe there would be a house that far out in the wilderness. Our response was usually to lob weird things at them with our trebuchet. One hunting party got half a goat. My kids and I had so much fun when they were growing up.
    Haha! Yeah, been outta there since '02, happily livin' in the sticks. Only thing scary out in Colorado was a Cowboy showed up to our house(horse tied out front to a tree) and helped himself in. He was wasted, not much threat and he left relatively easily, clippity cloppin down the road.

    The trebuchet! Awesome! Might have to look into that Sounds like you have some lucky kids and you're a lucky Dad.

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    The trebuchet was a grade 6 history project. It was supposed to be made out of popsicle sticks, sit on a school desk & throw ping pong balls. Ours went to school on a flat deck trailer, had an 396 engine block for a counterweight and threw bowling balls over the school.

    100% on the project even though we wrecked the soccer field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Yeah, i'd move too if I'd pissed off the people in my hometown that much. I've had people shoot at my house but that was only because they couldn't see it and didn't believe there would be a house that far out in the wilderness. Our response was usually to lob weird things at them with our trebuchet. One hunting party got half a goat. My kids and I had so much fun when they were growing up.
    Was it anything like this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Net Worker I came across the perfect commercial for your signature line. The very last couple seconds of this commercial.
    Woof!
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    when i was young i fell off a tall-ish deck, and the corner of a cement block went into my mouth upon landing. i effed up my grill good. i sometimes think though, what if that corner had made contact with my head instead of mouf?
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    Ouch. Just ouch. Nicole, that sounds horrible.
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    the "cool" thing was, it tore away my gums so that you could see my adult teeth that hadnt come down yet!
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    Please stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I'm also a black woman. Sometimes, when I'm feeling playful, I like to flap my eyes and bulge my mouth. It's often misinterpreted as anger. What's wrong, don't you like playing chicken??
    Sure, so long as given the chance to re-create those expressions by dangling you by your ankles over the side of The New River Gorge bridge. Perhaps, more exciting than being unexpectedly forced over the center-line, but hey if one's gonna troll, they need bait.

    Oh & yeah, DJ's correct, there's now cure for chameleon cross-dressers with multiple-personality disorders
    that enjoy endangering the lives of others. So... please, call, ask, tell, and see a local doctor today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB View Post
    when i was young i fell off a tall-ish deck, and the corner of a cement block went into my mouth upon landing. i effed up my grill good. i sometimes think though, what if that corner had made contact with my head instead of mouf?
    My sis did that too, she just fell face first into it not from height, but she had snags for baby teeth until they came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Was it anything like this one?
    Similar design and we did get inspiration from this video but ours was much smaller. The top weight we could throw any good distance was about 30lbs. The cool thing about a trebuchet is that they are deadly accurate. Once you get your aim right, you can drop your projectile in exactly the same spot every time. We could put a 16 pound bowling ball into a 2.5 gallon bucket at about 100 yards. Say goodbye to the bucket though.
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