My 26 year old daughter lives a couple of miles from Whistler Village in Canada. She woke up the other morning to find bear track in the snow on her patio. She’s come across them on bike rides around the lake, too. VERY plentiful there.
So, your basic human would yield around 110,000 calories.... apparently
What do bears call bikers?
Answer: Meals on wheels.
Jokes aside, the article had this whopping bureaucrapic baffle-gabbing line: “The agency advises that, if you live or have a summer home or camp in bear country, make accomodations to peacefully co-exist with these large animals.”
Peace be with you and yours - and peace comes through superior firepower. Consider a .357, a 10mm, better would be a .44 magnum. Best would be a .454 Casuel. Black bear really do not require a 500 S&W to deal with their occasional outbreaks of Bad Bruin Behavior syndrome.