First off let me say I love dogs. I have a yeller lab named Chance. He's a good boy. I can ride and he will run along with me...(for awhile anyway..) but he's used to bikes.
But this morning, I was nearly mauled by a big dang mutt dog mastiff looking beast.
I was totally not ready for him, and he came up behind me like a freight train. He had that running growl thing going on or I would have never known he was there.
So I threw it into hammer-time and like to died of heart-failure. I don't know if it was the dog, the surprise or the nice incline I was riding up.
That is the first time I have seen him in nearly two weeks worth of commuting.
So I yelled at him and told him to go home (little help) while I pedaled quickly away.
I will seek the owner before I call animal control. But if I get chased again, too bad for puppy. He's going to the clink.