Mountain Biker Narrowly Avoids Getting Mauled by a Bear

Image: YouTube / Dušan Vinžík
Image: YouTube / Dušan Vinžík

Sports are fun, right? You get to go outside, smell the dirt, use your muscles, hear the wind in the trees. It’s all fun and games until a goddamn bear shows up to eat you.

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That’s exactly what happened to a pair of mountain bikers in Slovakia recently. Out of nowhere, a rather large dog-shaped object that was actually a goddamn bear came charging up the hill and straight towards the lead biker, who appeared to have no clue that he was being chased by a goddamn bear. The two managed to escape without any mauling and, for some inexplicable reason, stopped to talk about what happened roughly 100 feet from where the bear was presumably gathering seasonings and wondering which person to eat first.

Next time, biker buds, maybe play basketball in the calm and safety of a gym. Or take up track cycling. That sport’s dangerous as shit, but at least there aren’t goddamn bears involved.

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DISCUSSION

This one is much better encounter, the bear chases him for a long time. (Starts at 13sec)
Also some bear running facts: A brown bear can run at a max speed of 35 mph for 2 miles.