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    Glad to have that out of the way...

    Got chased by a pit bull this morning. Yippee!

    Now I can enjoy the rest of the season not wondering when that first dog chase is going to happen.

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    You can now worry about the second one.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Carry a small squeeze bottle of ammonia. Works wonders on mean dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealH View Post
    Carry a small squeeze bottle of ammonia. Works wonders on mean dogs.
    I carried ammonia when I started riding in the seventies and it was effective on rural dogs on Monroe County, IN. But, it can cause injury to the dog.
    Halt! or other pepper sprays have a more transient effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    You can now worry about the second one.
    Yeah, now I'm officially in training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftthread View Post
    Yeah, now I'm officially in training.
    I have nicknamed one approach to my home stretch as "Dog Hill" for a very good reason. At least they arent mean but there is a beagle that gets tight to my right foot and makes me a bit nervous.

    If there are any other dogs, the growling kind in particular I'm keeping the tip on ammonia as a resource. The preferable method will be a call to Animal Control.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Riding the other day, a bug bounced of of my glasses, with a distinct 'tink!'. I knew then that the riding season had started.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    They're not dogs. They're motivational coaches. A good fast dog does wonders for you when you're dogging (no pun) it. Fast dogs working in relays, as they seem to do in farm country can knock big chunks off your time.
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    Nothing like a mean junkyard dog early season to up cardio fitness.

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