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Re: [RC] trail safety. Good to know!! - Lynelle Robertson

That is the reason I like to wear a whistle around my neck. It is a small sterling silver version of a ref's whistle. Here in Tevis country it is very common to run into a bear in the more remote areas. I started conditioning my horse to the sound from the ground. She now does not pay any attention to it. I have had this year one occasion to use it on my way to Auburn. I blew my whistle and he turned around and walked off. It has come in handy with coyotes and skunks. They do not like the high pitched noise. It also can alert bikers and hikers you are around the corner.

--- On Tue, 7/29/08, Melissa Margetts Ms. Kitty <margetts@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Melissa Margetts Ms. Kitty <margetts@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC] trail safety. Good to know!!
To: "ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 7:17 AM

Sharon, You needed to read to the END of the post. This was NOT a 
promotional advocacy post FOR bear bells. It was a uhhh....joke?! The 
discussion had started at the BH ride about the bells being sooo 
obnoxious and how many other riders have come up with all kinds of 
stories to find some way or another to loose the bell bringer so they 
don't have to listen to it for 100 miles. By that time, some riders 
would be willing to throw themselves on the mercy of the bears, over 
listening to the bells for one more second.


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[RC] trail safety. Good to know!!, Melissa Margetts Ms. Kitty