Bicyclist hits bear

Missoula, Montana middle school science teacher Jim Litz was riding his bike to school when he hit a bear.

Litz was traveling about 25 mph when he saw the bear directly in front of him. After t-boning the black bear, the two cartwheeled down the road. The bear got up, scratched his back and ambled off the road while Litz lay dazed and confused on the road.

Read more in this Associated Press story.

9 Comments

  • cafiend
    September 10, 2008 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    We had one of those on the Kancamagus Highway about 18 years ago.

  • cafiend
    September 11, 2008 - 2:09 am | Permalink

    We had one of those on the Kancamagus Highway about 18 years ago.

  • cafiend
    September 11, 2008 - 2:09 am | Permalink

    We had one of those on the Kancamagus Highway about 18 years ago.

  • bikesgonewild
    September 10, 2008 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    ..ya think the bear got home & complained to his family & bear friends about those damned inattentive cyclist's ???…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 11, 2008 - 5:21 am | Permalink

    ..ya think the bear got home & complained to his family & bear friends about those damned inattentive cyclist's ???…

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 11, 2008 - 9:01 am | Permalink

    The bear probably posted about it in the Advocacy & Safety forum at bearforums dot net.

  • Yokota Fritz
    September 11, 2008 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    The bear probably posted about it in the Advocacy & Safety forum at bearforums dot net.

  • bikesgonewild
    September 11, 2008 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    …wow…i checked out bearforums dot net & right there in the "advocacy & safety" column, the bear admitted that he was partially to blame because he was listening to his i-pod & didn't hear the cyclist approaching…

    …that's like, way more than any cyclist will ever admit to…

  • bikesgonewild
    September 11, 2008 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

    …wow…i checked out bearforums dot net & right there in the "advocacy & safety" column, the bear admitted that he was partially to blame because he was listening to his i-pod & didn't hear the cyclist approaching……that's like, way more than any cyclist will ever admit to…

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