Weather's been beautiful here in New Jersey,so me & a couple buds did a Sunday ride. Did almost 300 miles about 160 of which were back roads here in Hope, N.J. Hope has alot of farmland & wooded areas, so on any given Sunday there's a heavy contingent of bikers in the area. Although there's a high # of bikes in the area, it's really spread out well and only on occassion have I run into other groups. Must have seen at least a couple hundred bikers today. Trust me with all them back roads comes all the delights...twisties,sweeping curves & so on. In any event, I'm sure anyone doing back roads has ecountered a deer or two lurking or in the road. Coming down the road just cruising a f##king bear jumps out of woods and tries to beat the bikes to the other side of the road. Luckily I see this big thing moving,so I was able to slow down. All ended well, the bear run off into the woods and we continued on our way.