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    China Camp Squirrel Incident

    I was riding at China Camp this week, first thing on beautiful Monday morning. I ride through town to the Gold Hills fire road, where a girl in a pink riding shirt is just starting up the road. I zip past, "have a good ride", and crank uphill to the Nike site. I make my way to the Echo trailhead, after a few adjustments I takeoff on the singletrack.

    Spline sounds behind me, I pull over and the girl zips past, flying down the trail. I guess if you're up this early on a weekday you're a serious rider.

    Anyway, it's been a while since I've been out on single track, so I cruise my way down Echo to the Bayview trail connector. Beautiful Oak Woodland flanks either side, the sun is out, birds singing, squirrels rustling.

    Out of the corner of my eye I see a gray squirrel about to dart across the trail. He sees me, hits the breaks, but it's too late. Thump, under the front wheel he goes. He pops out and, clawing out for dear life, latches onto my foot and leg, which are clipped into the pedal. Around he goes for several pedal turns, holding on claws out. Then in a gray streak he is flung off my leg and down the adjacent hillside.

    You have GOT to be kidding me I laugh as a continue down the trail. Coming to an open spot I glance down to see a small trickle of blood oozing out from a scratch on my calf. Of all the ways to end up bleeding after a ride... good thing I just had a tetanus shot.
    I want my MTB...

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    Get a rabies shot

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    Also, beware Black Death.

    Great story, BTW.

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    I feel it is my duty to report you to PETA


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    what?......no sex with the girl biker?

    worst porn story ever.........
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    I had sort of the same thing happen, a squirrel was running next to me on the up hill side and tried to jump across the trail, bounced all over my handlebars and scared the sh!t out of me then fell down the hill
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    Came close to broadsiding a deer the other morning--I bet that would hurt

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    next time hit your brakes

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    No idea why this came to mind but...

    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Yawn.
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    I've had this happen before. No idea why the little guys think grabbing your ankle is going to help their situation.

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    It's like deja vu! Exact same thing happened to me!

    I saw a woman riding at China Camp!

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    Funny you say that.....
    never been to China Camp, therefore have never seen a woman there........
    but........
    Ive been to China
    been to camp
    and have seen a woman
    also saw a squirrel

    yo dude, are you stalking me?
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    You are going to die.

    I will buy your bike now for $400 to help your family
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    Giving me negative rep only encourages me.

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    Its a Moto, you might come out on the short end of that one.
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    [Using Homer voice]: Borrring...
    [Using Wise Guy voice]: "Hey buddy, that's your own post."
    [Homer voice]: Doh!
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    Lots these guys carry the plague, so watch out. That's worse than the flu.

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    What was the point of mentioning the female cyclist...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_510 View Post
    What was the point of mentioning the female cyclist...?
    Most likely to get our attention the fact being she was only wearing a pink shirt.........It worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    You are going to die.
    Pretty sure we all are.

    I will buy your bike now for $400 to help your family
    That will help my family quite a bit. I will sign it for you also. PM for the PayPal account.

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