Nope: Helmet-Cam Footage Of A Bear Chasing Mountain Bikers

May 9, 2017


This is a short video from the helmet-cam of Dusan Vinžík while mountain biking with a buddy near Malinô Brdo in Slovakia. A bear comes out of nowhere and starts chasing his pal, presumably for eatings its porridge and breaking its furniture. Thankfully, it appears Dusan's screaming scared the bear off. Or maybe the bear just got tired. I'd get tired if I ran that far. "It was like forty feet." I'm breathing heavy just thinking about it. Also, now is probably a good time to pick up a great deal on a used mountain bike off Craigslist in Slovakia.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Tenpin, who wishes the bear had been wearing a GoPro so we could see things from its perspective.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Hmm... Slovakia? I think the bear was begging for a jet fuel fix. The bear was saying "hey... can I get some barrels of jet fuel? You got any fuel canisters? A camp stove? Come on man! I really need that fuel!

  • Draco Basileus

    They bear-ly made.

  • Emperor uterus rectum

    This is no laughing matter they quite possibly narrowly avoided a grizzly death

  • Tigerh8r

    My wife is afraid of sharks and I'm afraid of bears. We can never agree on the mountains or the beach for vacation. I like to remind her that I have to go in the water for a shark to get me, but a friggin bear might get me on land or water!

  • JJtoob

    Carry some salmon with you, so either way, you can distract any shark or bear.

  • captaindash

    And humans. It would distract humans if you always carried a salmon.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Okay, if this was real.... why would they immediately stop so close to where the bear was? Why wouldn't they just keep going?

  • JJtoob

    Probably because the trail turns right in the direction the bear was running, and it doesn't look like they would have any advantage going off the road in any other direction. I'm sure them bears could keep up with them more easily off the trail, and not sure if they would have the stamina to go back up faster than the bear. At that point you just hope it loses interest in you.
    If the trail was a straight line going down, maybe they would have had an advantage.

  • Jon

    Well I for one, would not have stopped anywhere near there...

  • Don't stop!
    There's a bear - keep pedalling you idiots.

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    The trail veered to the right up ahead, if he had kept going the bear would of been ahead of him and tackled him.

  • JJtoob

    Wouldn't surprise me if the bear knew not only how the trail went that way, but that they would follow it. What I wouldn't be sure about is that the bear had any real interest in them, but then again, why would it be running along?

  • Bling Nye

    Nah, he was just cruising along side... bears are dolphins of the woods.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I don't think bears are anywhere near as rapey as dolphins. And I'm pretty sure they don't gang up on the porpoises of the forest and hold them under water until they suffocate.

    I'd imagine bears are more like the porpoises of the woods. Except there's no dolphins to rape and drown them.

  • Jenness

    Bear probably just needed some directions - or ran out of Charmin.

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