Cool thinking saved victim after Alaskan bear attack

When Alaska endurance cyclist Peter Basinger rode past the mountain bike dumped in the bushes along a Far North Bicentennial Park trail early Sunday morning, the thought of a horrific bear attack never even crossed his mind. He remembers thinking only that someone must have paused to dart into the woods for a bathroom stop.

Then he came upon a person sitting in the middle of the Rover's Run trail.

"They just turned around and said, 'Bear,' " Basinger said Monday.

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