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Old 11-01-12, 09:12 AM   #1
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Get new PR and +1mph on your Strava Segment

I accomplished this yesterday. Its really quite easy.

First start your normal ride segment.
Second have a three dog pack pace you for 1.5 miles.

While the female pit bull was eyeing my left foot, I was much more concerned with the other pit bull that was running in front of my front wheel. On the way back I saw the dogs in a construction vehicle yard, with razor wire on top of the fence. I went and had a few words with the attendant on duty. I'll be picking up some pepper spray.
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Old 11-01-12, 09:34 AM   #2
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nothing like an adrenaline rush to boost your performance... I can see it now: the next PED 'dogs in a can'... Glad you made it through intact.
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That's scary. From the earliest days, (been cycling for fifty-something years now), I've gone down on my bike a total of three times. One due to sand in the road. The other two times involved dogs!

Funny thing about this. Once you go down, the dogs stop chasing you and back away.
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Old 11-01-12, 09:57 AM   #4
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I went and had a few words with the attendant on duty.
Thanked him for the Strava PR ??
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I hope they would back away, but these are junk yard dogs. Usually they aren't the throw the stick kinda dogs. I have a part pit bull dog that wouldn't hurt anyone, but I picked her out of a pack at the shelter. I could see she was never going to be alpha. The ***** on my left leg was alpha and serious. I'm glad she wasn't the one in front, he was kinda of a dopey why are we running with this guy. Anyway next time she will learn what pepper spray is all about.

Beanz, I did ask the guy if HE would like to ride my bike with those "gentle" watch dogs. He didn't seem keen on the idea.

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Beanz, I did ask the guy if HE would like to ride my bike with those "gentle" watch dogs. He didn't seem keen on the idea.
.........Did you have to take the same road back? I would have gone another direction for my own safety, screw the dogs and their owner.

Gina and I were walking for exercise few months back. Mid block on one of the streets we walked was a HUGE Dalmation tied to a patio support in front of a house. Not much yard so the dog was only 15 yards away. I thought Dalmations were friendly dogs but this sucker was going crazy, jumping up and down, trying to tear the support down to get at us.

I picked up a huge rock just in case the dog got loose but I told Gina keep walking. Vicious looking dog!

The next day we walked, we walked about an extra mile just to avoid that street. I don't care who is right or wrong, I ain't setting up Gina to get mauled. I run faster!
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I just bought pepper spray. We ride at 5am and in an area that is both desolate and coyotes are quite common. I just feel better being careful. Plan on never having to use it!

http://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Pepper-S...s=pepper+spray

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I just bought pepper spray. We ride at 5am and in an area that is both desolate and coyotes are quite common. I just feel better being careful. Plan on never having to use it!

http://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Pepper-S...s=pepper+spray

We see coyote on GMR all the time, during, all hours of the day. I've stopped to take their pictures, they just look at me and smile. Sometimes they just trot along the opposite side of the road with us. One section is know as "coyote corner" about 3 miles up. I just didn't tell you cause I know you're scared.

Never had a problem with them till the night GMR ride we did last Saturday night. Nothing like and attack, but being at the shack at night darkness, I stepped in coyote poop and didn't know till a couple days later when I looked at my shoes. One of those "something stinks but I don't know what" rides.
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Sounds like it's time to call animal control about aggressive dogs loose without a leash.
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. . . I have a part pit bull dog that wouldn't hurt anyone, but I picked her out of a pack at the shelter. I could see she was never going to be alpha . . .
My pit/lab Curley was the alpha, but he only took it out on his two pack mates, Larry and Moe. He was great with people.

I use the Amtrak to boost my Strava times. That sucka don't wait on no one.
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