I've sat on this story for a long time wondering if my opinion would change or soften in any way. It hasn't. Some of you will understand my feelings and some will hate me for posting this story about a somewhat touchy subject. Oh well...........
Here's my story.
I was our riding with another BF member (I'll leave his/her name out of this post) on a weekend about a month ago. It was a georgeous day full of sunshine and warmth and the whole city had come outside to enjoy the day.
We rode the lower portion of the river trail at a slow and leisurely pace anticipating throngs of hikers, bikers, and runners. We were not disappointed, the trail was well populated with freindly courteous people of all ages.
I was most impressed by the group of four or five adults who were out frolicking with their four very large (and menacing apearing) dogs. They had none of the required leashes for the dogs and the pack was in the process of traversing the 3/4 mile long bridge down in the turning basin. Golly, they sure seemed to be enjoying themselves.
As we slowly approached on our bikes the wonderful and thoughtful dog owners informed us that we had better stop because their big dog (which ever one that was) likes to catch bikes!! That's right, they said catch not chase. They struggled and eventually got ahold of the collars of all four dogs allowing us safe passage. They didn't seem upset at all, and the owners even bid us a good day as we rode on.
There were a lot of bikes on the trail that day. Cyclists ranging in age from old like me to the very young children with training wheels were riding happily along.
I wonder if the pretty dogs caught any bikes!!