Gmork He's not concerned about the cub. He's looking for mama.
BorrowedSolution Good call. Mountain biking does necessitate knowing a thing or two about wildlife. First and foremost that mama will ruin your ass.
That guy Thanks Gmork- few people above you missed the obvious.
sosage That's the very first thing I thought of as well. I don't blame him for crapping his pants, then panicking when he couldn't clock where the mom is.
TheOtherCapnS It's a black bear. They don't get nearly as big as grizzlies. In other words, I don't think that's a cub... juvenile maybe, but definitely not the age that it's still being protected by its mother.
That guy I'm not sure that's guaranteed, TheOtherCapnS. I did a little poking around/life wasting, and that one *might* be young enough to still be with its mother. They can hit 60-70 pounds and still be with her.