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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?)
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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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?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhack View Post
    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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    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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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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