You know how it is; you’re out on the trails, doing your thing, tackling those berms, toning your steeze – whatever – and then you hear it.
You look behind you, knowing exactly what to expect and desperately hoping that you’re wrong, but nope, you called it, there’s an eight-foot bear standing right in front of you, ready to mess you up like Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant.
Sound familiar? No? Well it seems to be a more familiar trail hazard than you’d think. The internet these days is jam-packed with videos of mountain bikers riding away from bears – some of which seem more legitimate than others.
Could you bear the sight of a bear closing down on your bike? This lot dealt with it surprisingly well… Either that or got lucky.
Holy Sh*t! Grizzly Bear Encounter
“While I was running in Eastern British Columbia I came across a most affable of creature,” the YouTube user writes. “This creature was in fact so social that it came over to greet me. I was not very impressed with its assertive display at hello and left quickly.”
This one is proper scary! A dude is riding along in BC when he turns to his right to see a bear coming to meet him. He sped out of the area quickly and thankfully was able to get away.