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Does anyone carry bear spray?

Oct. 24, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
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Unless you're on a mountain bike - then you try to get away from the bear...

Oct. 25, 2019, 12:19 a.m.
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I can’t speak for grizzlies but I mostly ignore black bears when I come across them, and I come across them often

One knocked me right off my bike when I came around a corner and hit it. It took off.

I would just carry on your business and let the bear do it’s.

Oct. 27, 2019, 1:51 p.m.
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Wow, you north New Zanadians have some different things to think about riding solo than us down south.

I've been hearing the kiwoose shrieking on my night rides recently, but there's no need to spray it.


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Oct. 27, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

I mostly ignore black bears when I come across them, 

lol.... supa' chill!

Oct. 28, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
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I carry it, but I'm a packhorse and also ride with first aid.  A friend of a friend in Fernie this summer had to multi deploy on a bear that charged them a few times on the way off the trail.  Seems like it worked for him.

Oct. 29, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
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Any updates on the Seymour bear? Haven't heard anything from NSMBA and land managers seem frustratingly silent? Would be good to know if any recent sightings.

Oct. 29, 2019, 1:11 p.m.
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Spoke with someone a couple weekends ago that it chased for awhile. He ended up hiding behind a big cedar trying to keep the tree between him and the bear. Seemed like it was mostly playing because Im sure it would have caught him if it wanted - and playing circle games around a big tree with a giant black bear? Something is weird with this bear - I hope he makes it into hibernation before things go downhill.

Oct. 31, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
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sounds like a social bear and a bit of a character.

Oct. 31, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
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Definitely hoping the bear finds somewhere cozy and less hectic than the top of the BP to hang out for the winter. Also definitely looking forward to getting proper Seymour laps back into my life. :)

Nov. 1, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
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Posted by: grambo

Any updates on the Seymour bear? Haven't heard anything from NSMBA and land managers seem frustratingly silent? Would be good to know if any recent sightings.

I’m also wanting to know of any updates.

Nov. 3, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
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https://www.nsnews.com/news/see-north-vancouver-s-rake-dancing-bear-video-1.23993145

Nov. 19, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
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Anyone know if the bear is still hanging around? Wondering if riding cabin/ Tnt is a good idea.

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