Mountain-Biking, Grin and BEAR it!
Imagine you’re a black bear. You’re just wandering around, minding your own business, looking for picnic baskets and—WHAM—some dude on a bike crashes into you!
What do you do? Maul his face! Briefly recall your days riding a unicycle in the circus? Or, turn tail and scamper away?
Luckily, for a Missoula, Montana middle school teacher and cycling enthusiast, the bear he “T-boned” flew over his handlebars, rolled over his head—cracking his helmet—and took off down the road; AOL News reports.
Suffering only bruising and scratches, some would say this cyclist BEAR-ly got away! Clearly, this is GREAT advertisement for bike helmet awareness.
Now, for all you mountain-bikers, no worries, BEAR-CRASHES are very uncommon. Excessive speed, unfamiliar terrain or hitting a bump are more likely causes of a crash—via The Physician and Sportsmedicine.
Regardless, I prefer my biking stationary!