Hello All, I posted here because I ride a "bent" and at times we're closer to tooth level
I love dogs, but like most of you who ride a bicycle of any configuration you've probably been chased, & scared S---less or even munched on by one. I realize there's something about bicycles that infatuates the canine species almost, or at times more than the female of the human species infatuates the male of the same . But in most cases we don't hunt them down, knock them off their bikes and eat them clothes and all.
Most of the time I can get a dog to leave me alone with a sharp, loud NO!! (and fast peddling). Other times it goes for blocks or even a good mile one time. This morning I had an experience where the only thing that save me was a sharp "crack" across the nose of a beautiful German Shepherd, which sent him off yelping..... I have a friend who carries Pepper Spray (which I understand doesn't always work) & I've heard a few other ideas.
I would like any suggestion/ideas/solutions anyone has come up with. I really love dogs & I really love my body intact.
I would also like to apologize for the analogy I used in the first para if anyone was offended. I also really love & respect the females of our species