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Old July 8th 16, 03:45 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
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Default Mountain biking is dangerous

I doubt that a slow-moving hiker or equestrian would have surprised
the bear - one more reason why speed doesn't belong on trails."Family of Montana Man Killed in Grizzly Bear Attack Speaks OutBy JULIA JACOBO 15 hours ago Good Morning AmericaUS Forest Service Officer Fatally Attacked by Grizzly Bear in MontanaThe family of a 38-year-old Montana man who was fatally attacked by agrizzly bear while mountain biking has spoken out, saying the ForestService Law Enforcement Officer "put his life on the line every day."Brad Treat, 38, was mountain biking with a friend on a trail in WestGlacier just after 2 p.m. Wednesday when the grizzly attacked,pulling him off his bike. The pair likely surprised the bear as theyrode by, said Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry.Treat's companion was able to exit the area and summon help and wasnot injured in the attack, Curry said.Treat's sister-in-law, Melissa Treat, told ABC News he was "amazingman, an all around stand up guy, a devoted husband, amazing brother,loving son and loyal friend.""He would go above and beyond to help those in need," Melissa said.Melissa said her brother-in-law loved the outdoors and enjoyedhiking, kayaking, running and biking."It was hard to find him indoors," she said. "He loved being outsideand enjoying nature."U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said in astatement Thursday, "I am saddened to hear of the passing of OfficerBrad Treat...We are grateful for Officer Treat's selfless service andshare in mourning a life that was taken too soon."The incident is under investigation by the Montana Department of FishWildlife and Parks, the U.S. Forest Service and the Flathead CountySheriff's Office. The area has been closed by the Forest Service forpublic safety pending the completion of the investigation, Curry said."Mountain bikes have wheels. Wheels are for roads.Trails are for walking. What’s the matter? Can’t walk?Ed Dolan the Great – Minnesota

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