It all started three days ago when we hit a dog with a vehicle. The dog didn't die but left with a limp. Two days ago I set on my morning bike ride and am on a good speed when a dog crosses over only to retreat when I am just yards away. I brake hard and hit the dog on the skid. It snares at me then runs off. Yesterday, during the ride, I took a different route. The traffic is heavy so I have to ride in between lanes. I am doing 20K/hr when a dog appears. I brake hard and still end up hitting the dog. With this kind of a trend, today I didn't ride just to try and break the jinx. In my shoes would you have riden today? And What are the chances that tommorow I will hit a dog during my 30k ride?