Posted this on the MOA site, but my endorphins are still positive... I've got a 100 mile loop from my place in Charlottesville, VA, that takes me up through the twisties onto the Skyline drive, then back home through different twisties. About 1pm today, i pretty much had an assfull of daily life and took off on my "rehab route". What was different about today? As usual, it twisted through the VA hills and offered a magnificent view of ranches, farms and incredible scenery. At about mile 85 on the Skyline Drive, a very large bear decided to cross the road about 100 yds in front of me. I was doing about 40, and with no traffic around, I easily stopped and waited to see how this would work itself out. Options were a quick u-turn (if the bear was pissed, he would have gotten to me before said turn was executed), if I waited until he passed then accelerated past his position (option I selected), or what?. Interesting scenario as both bear and I were just minding our own business and dealing with whatever issues we had to deal with. The bear was a magnificent animal, probably about 6+ feet if it stood upright. After the bear, I got my ass kicked by a thunderstorm that I thought I had planned around. About an hour later, I met my wife at a farmer's market in Standardsville, Va and bought a couple of tomatoes and 2 ears of corn that we'll cook up with some chicken tonight along with a bottle of VA wine. Point being that sometimes I can get all twisted up in the bull**** of life, then have an afternoon like this. Life is good.