Watch this: Mountain bikers charged by grizzly bear


Here's a video of some mountain bikers who had the scare of their lifetime when they came face-to-face with a mother grizzly. The story of how they survived the attack is below:

While mountain biking in Jasper, Alberta on August 4, 2013, my cousin Dan and I were charged by a grizzly sow three times.

We were riding single track just outside of Jasper town-site (9c) when the encounter occurred. I rode to the top of a hill and applied the brakes to wait for Dan and plan my descent. My brakes squealed a bit, then I heard a growl and looked to my right to see a grizzly bear charging at me.

After careening down the hill a bit on my bike, I was able to distance myself from the bear. According to Dan, who was subsequently charged, the sow stopped on the trail where I had been standing.

When Dan arrived on the scene, he created a distraction, which drew the bear to him. He managed to grab the bear spray from his bag in time to brace himself, but the bear stopped approximately 10 meters from him - just outside the spray's effective range. Frankly, I'm glad we didn't have to injure the mother in any way.

Meanwhile, I worked my way along the bottom of the gully toward Dan so that I wasn't alone in the rough bush. As I reached him, the sow and her cub charged toward us slightly once more before heading away in the direction that we had come from.

We waited a few minutes, then walked away from the scene along the trail with bear spray in hand.



Comments

  1. IF I was that bear I would a been scared of that Squids Helmet,

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  2. Jim Lebus would've made a bear rug out of the bear with his bare hands right then and there.

    He's an American hero.

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  3. Ever since I was a small child I dreamed of being able to shink down really little and sneak into a beautiful womans taterhole. I would bring one of those little plastic swords they use to impale olives with in a martini. If any "Dragon" tried to enter my sanctuary I would lop off its head.

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    1. We all have that dream kid...
      regards, Lord Lickerpuss

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    2. I think Joe lets you do that to him on weekends

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  4. ^ MUHAAA! MUHHAA! Yur sick! but "I LIKE THAT" Haa, Haa,

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  5. ITS TURBO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL CAPS

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  6. shoulda hada gun, its for U safety

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  7. bigfoots like chupacabras comes out @ night and hunts for critters, then goes back to their dens whars thay bez safe

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