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VIDEO

Bear Chases Riders down TNT Trail

Words Cam McRae
Video Brad Martyn
Date Oct 3, 2019

Brad Martyn and two other riders were just about to drop into TNT trail on Mt. Seymour, for the very first time, when they noticed a bear wandering up Pinch Flat Alley. And then it started to run and follow them down the trail.

There have been reports of the bear moving from this area near the top of the mountain, all the way down to Hyannis St. Riders have been requested to choose other areas on the mountain to ride to avoid disturbing the bear as it prepares to hibernate for the winter.

I'll let the video tell the rest of the story.

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pete@nsmb.com
+2 Ddean Niels
Pete Roggeman  - Oct. 3, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Those guys did a pretty good job riding TNT on-sight with a bear on their ass. And they stayed calm.

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FLATCH
+4 Pete Roggeman thaaad Niels Pizza-Diavola
flatch  - Oct. 3, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Considering that it was their first time down TNT, maybe they should have let him drop in first?

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DaveSmith
+5 Ddean Pete Roggeman Brad_xyz AJ Barlas Andy Eunson
Dave Smith  - Oct. 3, 2019, 9:43 p.m.

I wander all over that mountain by myself and Dougie (what I call him) and I have known each other for a while and that bear and I have a pretty good relationship. I call him Dougie because from our first encounter I called him Bad Dog when he wandered across the trail in front of me to Doggie to just plain ol' Dougie. Knowing that the CO's around here aren't that understanding, my fear has always been that some hiker is going to get in his way or he'll bluff charge some asshole with a Go Pro. Now I just have to wait for news of Dougie's fate. Fuck.

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Brocklanders
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yahs  - Oct. 4, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Lets just hope that the trail signs in the area are marked as closed.  Dougie is left alone for a while so he doesn't get upset.

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LoamtoHome
+3 Pete Roggeman Dave Smith James Vasilyev
Jerry Willows  - Oct. 4, 2019, 11 a.m.

Bears wander quite a bit... best to close Seymour entirely.  Ride Fromme!

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Xorrox
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Brad_xyz  - Oct. 5, 2019, 8:22 a.m.

There are black bears on all the NS mountains right now. There have been numerous reports on Grouse from hikers as well of a mother and cub or cubs. It’s just a fact of life on the North Shore and people just need to educate themselves and get used to how to deal. @Dave Smith seems to have the right idea: Black bears are naturally somewhat curious but generally just want to be left alone and if you have a similar attitude and stay out of their way / let them know when you accidentally get close by talking to them in an even tone of voice then we can co-exist fine.  However, this is not the time to be bringing your dog with you to the mountains because they could antagonize a bear and cause an aggressive response.

That said, black bears that come down into the city itself and start eating garbage will inevitably have to be put down because once they consider human food their food they can get territorial about their food source which inevitably leads to aggressive behaviour, especially in the spring or fall months when food becomes more scarce.

(Sorry, triple posted due to slow upload on my phone).

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Xorrox
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Brad_xyz  - Oct. 5, 2019, 8:22 a.m.

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Vincent66
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Vincent66  - Oct. 5, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

It would have been a complete different story if the rider was the everlasting Bon Scott !

I imagine the updated lyrics :

See me riiiiiiiiiiiiding down on Seymour, on my Full suspension biiiiik !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Rr-N9j06Q

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Ddean
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Ddean  - Oct. 8, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Those guys rode it well. I bet that Dougie was taking all the sneaky Strava lines all the way down too. 

I hope Dougie gets what he needs before hibernation and that his show'biz days are done. He looks like a good guy - probably didnt mean anything threatening - he turned around as soon as those guys stopped. He was probably just bored and wanted a game of chase for a bit. Who could blame him?

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