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You read it correctly.

I was on my way out of Stevens Canyon trail last night at about 8 pm . I just crossed the small stream that connects to the main creek in the trees right before (or after depending on your direction) the big creek crossing to exit the trail to Stevens Canyon Rd. I turned the corner and up ahead about 10 ft in front of me there was a fully grown coyote running at full speed with a mountain lion chasing him!!! :eekster:

They were headed straight at me in the opposite direction. I had no time to react. The coyote whizzed past me on the left and the mountain lion SLAMMED into the front of my bike. Somehow I didn’t crash. The lion jetted to the right and jumped down an embankment to the other side of the creek.

I took a quick look at him.

He was massive and very scary, and looked pretty pissed off. His legs were thick, and his tail must have been a good 4 ft long and thick as a Pringles can.

The adrenaline was pumping full throttle in me at this point. I shouted at the top of my lungs as I crossed the creek, climbed out, and exited the gate. Luckily he didn't follow me.

For the entire 2 mile ride back to my car all I could say was, "Holly S**T!" , "OH MY GOD!" I've always wanted to see a lion in the wild, but NOT like this. Needless to say, I drank a lot of beer last night. That coyote owes me big time.
 

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Wow Wow Wow

For some reason I totally believe you and that is the most crazy ass thing I have ever heard on this board. Its times like that you wish you had someone there just to witness the whole thing. Your right, that coyote owes you big time. Well now you have a story that will forever top anyone anywhere's mt bike story.
 

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Scarpa said:
Quick! buy a lottery ticket before your luck runs out!
Ha! 98 million tomorrow! Cha-Ching!

Damn dude, that's bucknutty! An average ML weighs around 70 pounds I am surprised you didn't hit dirt after that hit.
 

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I was going to call ******** and all since it is friday, but that is a great story!

Also if you are not married or with an SO, quickly go find Jessica Alba and ask her to marry you...(I would)
 

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That has to be the

most incredible thing I have read on this board... ever. First of all I am happy that you did not have to fight for your life. Like the others have said, yeah, that coyote owes you. But wow, what an incredible experience that must have been. I would have been scared to death! Thanks for sharing that and again I am happy you are able to talk and write about it :thumbsup:
 

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That's nucking futs!!

Now the really unbelievable part is that you did not take the time to take a pic of the pissed off ML. :)

Glad to know you're in one piece.
 

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Got that out of the way.

Now you've seen a mtn lion in the wild... check that off of your list.

Holy Cripes man! That is a crazy story.
 

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SCTreeHugger said:
and thick as a Pringles can.
Now if you'd said, "as thick as a Mason Jar", I'd have called bullspit on you (Love Line listeners know what I'm talking about). But since you said Pringle can, I believe you.

Dude, that is insane. The fact that you encountered it in hot pursuit is the most nuts. It's thinking, "I got him I got him I got him I got him I got him" and the coyote's all "oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! " and then BAM! and the lion's all, "OH SNAP! OH NO YOU DI-N'T!" But then he's like, "Ow. That freaking hurt. I'm going to jump into this ravine right here and lick my wound while I eat a bunny."

And the coyote will be hiding under a rock for a week.

Dang. I've had too much coffee. :eek:ut:
 

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Holy sh!t that's an insane story! Are you sure it wasn't a roadrunner in a mountain lion suit?

Seriously though, I had the adrenaline pumping after seeing one at 50 yards. That's amazing, glad you and the lion made it out unharmed!

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:eek:

Yikes!

I was riding with some friends a week ago at the local ski resort (I live in Idaho) and we rounded the bend and lo and behold there was this fatass black bear that came down the hill and was heading in the opposite direction. It was HUGE!!! Pretty damn cool to see though!

I'd HATE to run into a mountain lion. I'm pretty much the slowest MTB'er in Idaho so I would have no chance against it.
 

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K-max said:
Now if you'd said, "as thick as a Mason Jar", I'd have called bullspit on you (Love Line listeners know what I'm talking about). But since you said Pringle can, I believe you.

Dude, that is insane. The fact that you encountered it in hot pursuit is the most nuts. It's thinking, "I got him I got him I got him I got him I got him" and the coyote's all "oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! oh crap! " and then BAM! and the lion's all, "OH SNAP! OH NO YOU DI-N'T!" But then he's like, "Ow. That freaking hurt. I'm going to jump into this ravine right here and lick my wound while I eat a bunny."

And the coyote will be hiding under a rock for a week.

Dang. I've had too much coffee. :eek:ut:
Damn, I laughed so loud at that I just got busted at work for reading mtbr on the clock!

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Ho Lee Crap

In my hundreds of rides in that part of the canyon I have never even seen a lion. That's a once-in-a-lifetime-experience...

I guess you can change your handle to SCLionHugger now...


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Awesome story!

Glad everyone made it out ok.

The closest I've got to that was one time when I was riding outside of Missoula, MT and I came around a fast turn and spooked a black bear on the trail. He turned and ran down the trail ahead of me maybe 20feet and then hooked a right into the bushes. He (or she) didn't seem like an adult yet, but still big enough to do me some harm if it got much closer!

Not nearly as close or as scary as your encounter though!
 
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