“fight or flight... the bear walked up to him. he must not be much of a mountain bike if he didnt try to out ride the bear...”
Bears are FAST!
I watched two Alaskan Brown bears (larger then Grizzlies) run 30 MPH UP a 50 degree slope.
I was, to say the least, impressed.
You’re not going to ride a mountain bike away from a grizzly at 30+ mph. Unless you ride it off a cliff.
That’s why it’s a good idea to take a friend. That way you don’t have to outrun the bear. You just have to outrun your friend:)