I just bought a Trek bike last month and was planning to ride all summer in Wester NY, but this week I spoke with two people who have personally been attacked by dogs while riding. I am terrified to ride my bike.
I have read the forum on what to do when approached by a dog, but I don't think I can stop, get off the bike and place it between me and an aggressive dog without almost fainting with fear. Should I get the Dazer, a pump, a water bottle and spray and use all if I have to get off the bike?
Should I get off the bike and then face the dog, placing the bike between us? Should one always get off the bike,? I don't think I can bike and use one of my hands to spray a menacing dog. I think I would fall.