I’m going to take a guess that the large majority of mountain bike riders don’t have to worry about alligators when they’re on the trail. That’s unless you’re riding trails in Florida, of course.
This mountain bike rider had to act quickly and bunny hopped the tail of a 6′ alligator that was just sitting in the middle of the trail. Good on him to react so quickly, I can’t say that I would have done the same.
You know this dude is from Florida because of that quick reaction. Rather than freeze up at the sight of a gator, he simply let out an “Oh shit!” and hopped over that prehistoric creature like it was no big deal.
Well done, sir, well done.
“Occurred on June 5, 2021 / Lithia, Florida, USA “Old man tricks MTB riding a local trail system, Alafia MTB trails. I was minding my own business and an approximately 6 foot alligator started to back up in front of me on the trail. I had no choice but to jump over him.”