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Video: Cyclist rounds bend, sees bear … and falls off bike

Footage of incident near Anchorage, Alaska posted to Reddi

A cyclist riding through woods in Alaska sure got a big surprise after rounding a bend to discover a bear sitting on the trail … so much so that he fell off his bike.

The rider posted footage of the incident, which happened near Anchorage, to Reddit under the title, "There are better places to sit, bro."

 

The cyclist wrote that he "said some inappropriate words. Slowly dragged my bike backwards. And then sprinted in the other direction."

Regarding the bear, he said: "It couldn't have cared less about me. I've never felt so insignificant and been glad about it." 

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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