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    Fenders on horse trails

    My wife and i went on a 17 mile ride on a trail very popular with equestrians, before we left she made fun of me for leaving on my commuting fenders, as she only puts on her fenders in rainy weather, i leave mine on all the time. well there was this part where it was a fairly straight 20% grade descent, with horse doo doo everywhere, after a while we pretty much stopped avoiding it and just plowed through it, well my wife hit a particularly fresh one and her tire flung it all over her camelbak, seat bag, and rear der., she was pretty grossed out as would be expected, now she brings her fenders. the undersides of my fenders needed sprayed with a hose but my bike was clean otherwise.

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    ew... yucky poo poo!

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    Oooh boy. I'm gonna get some fenders next time I get. Thanks for the heads up.

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    yep highly recommended, one time i flung a dog mess right into my front der. that was nasty. i think people that let their dogs go everywhere should have to either pick it up and carry it out in a baggie or at least kick it off the path.

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    Trekies are OK by Me disandat's Avatar
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    Yep, it's not too hard to make the dog go of the path. A little harder to make the horse go of path. Dog puckie in the der....yuck.

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    my dog prefers to go off the path, we only unleash him waaaay out in the woods, we never do it on popular trails or city paths, only on the backwoods trails where you don't and won't see another person all day. and then he runs off into the woods and does his business and comes back, shibas by nature are fairly clean animals, he's also cute as heck..
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    If you stayed off the horse trails you wouldn't have to worry about poo, now would you?

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    There is a lot of horse **** where I ride as well. Really pisses me off.... freakin jerks don't have any respect for others.

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    Okay that is one cute dog.
    You're out of your element Donnie

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    actually the horse poo doesn't really bug me as much as the dog poo, because although horse poo is much bigger and more common on horse trails, the few times i've ridden a horse i had no idea it was pooing until someone behind me told me, and i wouldn't expect a horse rider to carry it out in a bag haha, though that would be very considerate. dog poo however, the owner totally knows what the dog is doing and is totally capable (and required to in many areas) to remove it from the trail and knowingly doesn't clean it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    If you stayed off the horse trails you wouldn't have to worry about poo, now would you?
    actually in va. state parks there is a pooper scooper rule for horses too and in most it IS enforced as there are rangers patrolling the trails and if a horse is seen taking a dump ad the rider does not pick it up or scoop it off the trail they are ticketed.
    the park I ride most in ( Petersburg National Battlefield) has more hose traffic on weekeds than all other users combined throughout the entire week so horse droppings are prevelent in dry weather. I figure its just another obstacle to avoid or bunnyhop
    I dont know what some of the owners have been feeding them as some seem to have been having the stinky squirts lately and not the usual brown hay that turns ito grass in a few days. its NASTY
    Ive said it before and Ill say it again, the days of multi use trails here in the States are becoming the norm and not the exception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKWITS
    Okay that is one cute dog.
    Thanks, yep it turns out when in the woods he likes to run with bikes, stays with the group, doesn't run off, and doesn't attack people or animals if he sees them, usually he just wants to play. he can run about 6 or 7 miles before he needs a break

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKWITS
    Okay that is one cute dog.
    I'm pretty sure that's a fox kit - mlh122, what breed is s/he?

    I freakin' hate horses and their sh|t on my trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    I'm pretty sure that's a fox kit - mlh122, what breed is s/he?

    I freakin' hate horses and their sh|t on my trails.
    So do I!!!!!!!!
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    I agree horse **** isn't anywhere as bad as do ****. Its doesn't smell as bad and is easier to see although I don't come accross much on the trails I ride.

    OT: Someone once let their dog take a dump right in the gateway to the front door of our house. I have always wished I could have seen who it was so I could have followed them home and returned the favour on their door step.
    You're out of your element Donnie

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    He's a Shiba Inu, they're a smaller verson of an Akita.

    when i lived at my parents' house the neighbor would walk his dog over to our lawn and have them poop then walk them back. so we took out a long handle BBQ spatula and flung it back. they stopped. I think they could have sued us, but they saw the error of their ways. They also have a 2 acre backyard, so their dog could go in the back yard probably 6 months before you found any of them.

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    A couple of weeks back I was riding a trail that sees a lot of horse traffic, but the poop isn't too bad.

    But when we were coming down a hill all the way in the back of the loop the guy in front of me yelled back for me to dodge the bobcat poop in the middle of the trail... BOBCAT POOP! What? I dodged it, and it was nasty looking. Can't imagine trying to get that stuff off of your gear.

    Lets just say, I rode faster for the next leg of the trail.

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    Bear poop is pretty bad too....just think dog doubled or trippled.

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