Today I took my first ride of the season on a route starting from home and following a local biking route. The route comes right by the street I live on and continues for a pretty good way through the town I live in. Now I automatically assumed since signs are posted designating the said route that I would not have to deal with chasing dogs. For the most part this was true except for one area where I had 2 dogs try to get me. I have actually encountered these same 2 dogs before while walking but had never been bothered by them. This is something that really makes me furious and its mainly because the other people who have dogs keep them put up. I don't know for sure if they would bite me or if it's the bike they really want to get their teeth in either way I am already fed up with the idea of having to deal with these two mutts every time I go out. So I ask you guys, and please be serious, what can I do? Is there some kind of dog repellent I can get that will make them think twice about coming after me. My wife says, "just take a big stick with you and whack em one good time." I would probably fall off my bike trying to do that then they would eat my butt up for sure after I made em mad. Tell me what you guys do to remedy this kind of problem.