Hi everyone, being from the old continent, my encountering with bears is pretty limited and wanted to know what you would bring along with you for a solo race ? Will likely get some sprays and stuff to hang my food. Thanks for all your tips and looking forward to see you there.
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Thank you guys, will def do my homework to be aware and bring some spray with me... Wishing you an amazing race and hoping to meet you there !!
I'm bringing bear spray this year, but i've ridden parts of the route on previous years and seen bears but have never had an issue. They usually see me and immediately bolt into the bush. Still gets your heart racing either way :)
Ive encountered many black and a single grizzly on this route. They will be there at different points and they wont want to interact with you. That said I travel with bangers to warn the more curious ones (The guys that wont move). And spray for close encounters (Ive never had to use). I also listen to music from a bluetooth speaker as I ride and whoop as I come around corners and at night to announce my presence. Watch for tracks and scat on the trail and be loud but again they will want nothing to do with you so long as you both don't surprise each other.