Anyone ever get bitten by them? Today, I was.
I was about 25 miles into my ride, and a big, brown, FAST dog chased me from his yard. I have had dogs pursue me through their yards, and even into the neighbors yards, but rarely do they enter the street. This one ran right out onto the highway, barked, and then took a bite out of my leg.
I was SHOCKED! I noticed the blood, and decided I needed to stop. I was going to tell the owner, but decided I did not want to get close to that dog again. If he could catch me on my bike, he could definitely catch me while running. In bike shoes, no less. I called 911, and they dispatched an ambulance. The local sheriff came out, and got animal control involved. I headed off to the hospital (not in an ambulance) for some cleaning and antibiotics.
Pretty scary end to my ride. And, a pain in the butt. No riding for a week, and I have two more doctor appointments lined up. Fortunately, the dog in question has had its shots.
Anyone else felt the bite?