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Hitmonlee
How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:24PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is relevant to my interests.
800 meter man
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:31PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Don't know about the 100 but this should tell you everything you need to know about racing a grizzly at 800.

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=2595482&page=0
pre841
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:40PM - in reply to 800 meter man Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

800 meter man wrote:

Don't know about the 100 but this should tell you everything you need to know about racing a grizzly at 800.

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=2595482&page=0


Thank you for resurrecting one of the classics. I get bummed when so many of the great threads get deleted. I still can't find the giant hole thread.
bradwagon
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:44PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Grizzly bears can get above 30 mph so I would say with a couple seconds to get up to speed probably 8.5 seconds...
chewbacca
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:46PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
"Faster than you" is all you need to know.
Monkeys typing
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:46PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
With or without blocks?
runforfunner
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 4:51PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
depends on if he/she/it dopes or not.
High Wire
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 9:05PM - in reply to runforfunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The most important answer is how fast does your companion run 100m? Hint: hike in Griz country with slow people ;)
Bad Wigins
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 9:49PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Pretty fast.

But don't run from the suckers. If a grizzly bear is after you, FIGHT.

The way bears think, if you run, you're lunch, but if you attack, maybe they're lunch. Running tips them off that you're not dangerous to them. Standing your ground and backing away makes you look dangerous.

Bears express dominance among themselves by direct stares. When they meet up, they stand up to show which bear is taller, and stare at each other to show which one has the badder stare. This usually determines the badder bear who keeps the territory while the other bear must depart. If you look directly at the bear, and stand tall, without provoking it, it is likely to think you're too tall and aggressive to mess with.

If the bear attacks, you're probably not gonna outrun it, and if you don't fight or get up a tree, it'll kill you. So fight.

You can bring bear spray but it is better to carry a big, sturdy spear.
mcflounder
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/3/2012 9:55PM - in reply to Hitmonlee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
bear speed
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 12:03AM - in reply to mcflounder Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
wtfunny
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 12:37AM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:

Pretty fast.

But don't run from the suckers. If a grizzly bear is after you, FIGHT.

The way bears think, if you run, you're lunch, but if you attack, maybe they're lunch. Running tips them off that you're not dangerous to them. Standing your ground and backing away makes you look dangerous.

Bears express dominance among themselves by direct stares. When they meet up, they stand up to show which bear is taller, and stare at each other to show which one has the badder stare. This usually determines the badder bear who keeps the territory while the other bear must depart. If you look directly at the bear, and stand tall, without provoking it, it is likely to think you're too tall and aggressive to mess with.

If the bear attacks, you're probably not gonna outrun it, and if you don't fight or get up a tree, it'll kill you. So fight.

You can bring bear spray but it is better to carry a big, sturdy spear.


Bad advice, bad wigins - virtually everything you posted here is false, and not recommended.

eg; bears do NOT stand up to see who is taller.

Rarely, if ever, is the advice to 'fight' if a grizzly attacks.

Bear spray is consistently found to be better than other weapons against bear attacks.
Bad Wigins
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 1:14AM - in reply to wtfunny Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

wtfunny wrote:
eg; bears do NOT stand up to see who is taller.



yes, they do. It's part of their dominance system.



Rarely, if ever, is the advice to 'fight' if a grizzly attacks.



You can listen to whatever moron you believe and play dead, it's your life.



Bear spray is consistently found to be better than other weapons against bear attacks.


What a clown you are. You're claiming there are tests comparing bear spray and spears?

There is no more effective anti-bear weapon than a stout bear spear. Cumbersome but very deadly to bears and an excellent deterrent.
George or something
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 1:24AM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:

There is no more effective anti-bear weapon than a stout bear spear. Cumbersome but very deadly to bears and an excellent deterrent.


Seriously? How about a bazooka? An AK-47? A flame thrower? Or a tank?
Bad Wigins
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 1:30AM - in reply to George or something Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
ok wise guy, actually the most effective deterrent is to nuke the entire forest.
tgt
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 1:45AM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:

ok wise guy, actually the most effective deterrent is to nuke the entire forest.



That actually doesn't fit in at all with what the other poster said. All of his suggestions would only hurt the bear. Your suggestion would hurt innocent bystanding life.

There is no need to kill or harm the bear. Just carry bear spray.
wtfunny
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 2:10AM - in reply to Bad Wigins Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bad Wigins wrote:

yes, they do (stand up) . It's part of their dominance system.

No, they don't. Adult bears rarely stand up on their hind legs .. and when they do, it's almost always to get a better view of what caught their interest (person, prey, another bear, etc) or get a better scent. It's not at all to 'see who is taller'.

Most often, grizzly bears keep their distance from each other; they do have effective communication within their species, but they're generally regarded to be solitary creatures.


Bad Wigins wrote:
You can listen to whatever moron you believe and play dead, it's your life.

It depends ENTIRELY on the situation and context. Trying to give any kind of "cover-all" advice like this is ridiculous.

But, on the whole, grizzly bear attacks are NOT predatory in nature, but defensive; and so "playing dead", if it comes to actual contact, is a better course of action. "fighting" against a grizzly bear is about useless.


Bad Wigins wrote:
What a clown you are. You're claiming there are tests comparing bear spray and spears?

No, I'm not - are you claiming there are tests that support your (absurd) argument?


Bad Wigins wrote:
There is no more effective anti-bear weapon than a stout bear spear.


The best "anti-bear weapon" is caution and avoidance. Bear spray a close 2nd.

Can you please name one person who's defended themselves against a grizzly bear attack with a spear? Link?

I guide bear viewing/photography trips in Alaska, and backpack/raft/kayak/ski/climb in bear country all summer long. The "advice" you've given is awful.
Bear Naked
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 4:41AM - in reply to wtfunny Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Would a grizzly bear win a fight against a polar bear?
Hitmonlee
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 5:44AM - in reply to bradwagon Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

bradwagon wrote:

Grizzly bears can get above 30 mph so I would say with a couple seconds to get up to speed probably 8.5 seconds...


Nah I think 9.25 at the fastest, maybe as slow as 9.75.
wtfunny
RE: How fast can a Grizzley Bear run 100 meters? 12/4/2012 3:12PM - in reply to Bear Naked Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Bear Naked wrote:

Would a grizzly bear win a fight against a polar bear?


Grizzly bears are (generally) much more aggressive. In the arctic, in a few places where the 2 species actually come into contact with each other, even the small grizzlies routinely run much larger polar bears off food sources. A 300lb grizzly of the northern tundra will chase polar bears weighing over 1000lbs off their food.

Most biologists consider tend to suspect this is more a function of aggression than actually fighting prowess. Polar bears simply don't have that evolved sense of dominance and aggression that grizzlies do, because they live in a world where they rarely have to fight over food, unlike grizzlies. So, as a result, when they do come together over a food source, like a whale carcass, they tend to get along pretty well .. while grizzlies, at best, simply tolerate each other if food is plentiful.

I've watched cubs of the years (polar bears) play with other polar bears, even larger adult males; grizzlies would never do that. Polar bears are much more sociable.
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