I was hoping I'd find a story about cougars attacking mountain bikers, behind that link. I used to do MTB/XC and wanted to share the story with a few friends.
This was in California. http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/01/09/mountain.lion/index.html I couldn't find a local one.
The article says it was a cat. Cats, by definition, are not wild. Some of them may be feral, but they are never wild.
Apparently you don't live in Oregon. We have wild cats. We call them cougars or mountain lions and they can fuck your day up. They have been getting a bad rep for pouncing on mountain bikers. http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/cougar/
Waste not, get your budget cut next year.