Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-11, 06:47 PM   #1
horatio 
Hump, what hump?
Thread Starter
 
horatio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SC midlands
Bikes: See signature
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Interesting dog encounter today....

It was not what I expected.

As I was nearing the end of my ride today, I encountered two bull dogs, running towards me, in my lane. I slowed down but did not stop for them and as I got within 20 feet they stopped, turned around and ran ahead of me.

About that time, the (apparent) owner ran out into the road, frantically calling them. She was obviously trying to get them out of the road, but they ran past her! As I rode away I could hear her screeching cries. It was sad and comical at the same time.

I figure they were house dogs and rarely let outside. They must have escaped at an opportune time to have some fun.

I was really glad they ignored me and did not give chase. I was too pooped to sprint at that point.
__________________
2010 AB T1X ** 2010 Cannondale SIX-5 ** 1989 Bianchi Brava ** 1988 Nishiki Olympic ** 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert(2) ** 1986 Basso Gap ** 1985 DeRosa Professional SLX ** 1985 Merckx Professional ** 1982 Basso Gap ** 1982 Colnago Super ** 198? Ciocc Competition SL ** 19?? Roberts Audax ** 198? Brian Rourke
horatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-11, 07:06 PM   #2
k7baixo
Senior Member
 
k7baixo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PHX AZ
Bikes: Bacchetta CA2.0
Posts: 501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You never really know what you have in the tank until you absolutely, positively have to use it. Two bull dogs chasing me? I'll dig d-e-e-p.
k7baixo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-11, 07:35 PM   #3
horatio 
Hump, what hump?
Thread Starter
 
horatio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SC midlands
Bikes: See signature
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by k7baixo View Post
You never really know what you have in the tank until you absolutely, positively have to use it. Two bull dogs chasing me? I'll dig d-e-e-p.
I've done it before. Just glad I didn't have to today.
__________________
2010 AB T1X ** 2010 Cannondale SIX-5 ** 1989 Bianchi Brava ** 1988 Nishiki Olympic ** 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert(2) ** 1986 Basso Gap ** 1985 DeRosa Professional SLX ** 1985 Merckx Professional ** 1982 Basso Gap ** 1982 Colnago Super ** 198? Ciocc Competition SL ** 19?? Roberts Audax ** 198? Brian Rourke
horatio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 07:51 AM   #4
gmt13
Half way there
 
gmt13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: 69 Hercules, 73 Raleigh Sports, 74 Raliegh Competition, 78 Nishiki Professional, 79 Nishiki International, 83 Colnago Super, 83 Viner Junior
Posts: 1,107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dogs are challenging - but try to outrun a bunch of angry geese!

-G
gmt13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 09:00 AM   #5
AzTallRider 
I need speed
 
AzTallRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
Posts: 5,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
On a ride awhile ago, a dog (looked like a pit mix of some kind) came out and essentially raced me for a block or so. It ran parallel to me, giving everything it had. Just before giving up, it managed to look over at me and bark once. Other than that, it was putting all its energy into the run. I could tell it was a happy sort of chase, and just maintained my speed, which was low 20's. Fun experience for both of us.
__________________
"If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."
AzTallRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 10:38 AM   #6
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 6,490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dogs need to be dogs. For most of them that means running. Seems like these two may not get enough on a regular basis.
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 04:57 PM   #7
Wogster
Senior Member
 
Wogster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by horatio View Post
It was not what I expected.

As I was nearing the end of my ride today, I encountered two bull dogs, running towards me, in my lane. I slowed down but did not stop for them and as I got within 20 feet they stopped, turned around and ran ahead of me.

About that time, the (apparent) owner ran out into the road, frantically calling them. She was obviously trying to get them out of the road, but they ran past her! As I rode away I could hear her screeching cries. It was sad and comical at the same time.

I figure they were house dogs and rarely let outside. They must have escaped at an opportune time to have some fun.

I was really glad they ignored me and did not give chase. I was too pooped to sprint at that point.
Could have been worse, I work for the Post Office, and Thursday got bitten by a dog.... I do maintain though, there are no bad dogs (including the one that bit me), just people who shouldn't have dogs but do....
Wogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 05:19 PM   #8
davehbuffalo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Bikes: A Homer Hilsen and a bunch of pretty much worthless crap
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wogster View Post
Could have been worse, I work for the Post Office, and Thursday got bitten by a dog.... I do maintain though, there are no bad dogs (including the one that bit me), just people who shouldn't have dogs but do....
And that's a darn high percent from what see.
davehbuffalo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-11, 05:36 PM   #9
curbtender
Senior Member
 
curbtender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, East bay
Bikes: Marinoni, Kestral 200 2002 Trek 5200, KHS Flite, Koga Miyata, Schwinn Spitfire 5, Schwinn Speedster, Mondia Special, Univega Alpina
Posts: 3,910
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Hey, they don't bite...
curbtender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:56 PM.