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4 mountain bikers missing in California mountains

Government Shutdown Forces Closings In Southern California
ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities are searching for four mountain bikers who went missing over the weekend in the San Gabriel Mountains.

The men began their ride Sunday morning near Mount Wilson in the Angeles National Forest but failed to return in the afternoon as planned. Family members found their cars at a parking area popular with cyclists.

Sheriff's Sgt. David Shoemaker tells City News Service that the four - cousins between the ages of 28 and 38 - had no phone contact and weren't dressed for a cold night. Temperatures dropped into the 40s overnight.

An overnight ground and air search for the men was halted at around 4 a.m. Monday but authorities planned to resume it at daylight.

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ronald December 23 2013 at 11:57 PM

DAMN ALIENS! Why do they keep on abducting Mountain Bikers! WHY!

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SKCRCPUSCG December 23 2013 at 11:56 PM

Hope they'll have a story to tell.

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abourge458 December 23 2013 at 11:22 PM

I have learned how to be safe against cougars, bears, and even Sasquatch out there........
I wear a big sign that says.... " I work as a clown at parties." The animals have learned not to eat clowns, because Yogi told them... " Never eat Clowns. They taste..... FUNNY."

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You've got IT! December 23 2013 at 11:07 PM

Prayers and hope for their safe return.

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helmufs December 23 2013 at 10:17 PM

I've done this big loop ride from Altadena up to Mt Wilson and them down the Arroyo to JPL. Its a big loop and very technical, but FUN. The lower section of the Arroyo below Switzers I heard is still jacked up from the Station fire, so they very likely encountered some bushwhacking and dangerous sections of trail. With 4 guys, chances are one fell and got hurt and the others stayed with him. One should have left to get help. No mountain lions would ever approach a group of four healthy dudes, so don't expect any sensational stories of "man vs beast". Odds are very good that they'll be found soon - hopefully, so they can enjoy Christmas with their families!

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Coopbbmfic3 December 23 2013 at 9:53 PM

prolly et by lions

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bushwhacker December 23 2013 at 9:37 PM

ONCE AGAIN....the birkers were found this a.m., all safe.

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suealiaim December 23 2013 at 10:53 PM


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jtbenzman1 December 23 2013 at 9:12 PM

Man against the worst of nature is poor odds for man. People need to take a look at the weather forecast before doing anything so extreme and the apply common sense. The same goes for petting wild animals!

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zorro205 December 23 2013 at 8:54 PM

hope they are all safe and I agree they should be charged for the search

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aautry1 December 23 2013 at 8:21 PM

What was their excuse and who pays for the search efforts? All of these bikers, hikers, climbers, that need assistance should be charged for services when they get lost, hurt, stranded, or whatever!

Typically it is poor judgement or just lack of common sense.

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dave1marine December 23 2013 at 8:39 PM

And who put the stick up YOUR a**?

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JohnnYuma December 23 2013 at 9:47 PM

good one! semper fi!!

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hanna vanhoose December 23 2013 at 9:54 PM

good answer dave1marine . I think aautry1 has been watching our congressmen and president too long. hope the guys are safe and well.

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