On my usual route this afternoon and what looked like a Mastiff was laying along the edge of road. I get all the way to opposite side of and pick up the speed some hoping that he'll ignore me or at least I'll be fast enough to just blow by. When I got close to him he launched and somehow got directly in front of me and seemed to stop. It's hard to say really other than I wound up T-boning him at 20+. The dog ran under a house and disappeared, I guess he changed his train of thought after taking a shot like that in the ribs. I went to the door of the house he went under and no one would answer, so I went to the neighbors who were outside and they confirmed that he lived at the house he was hiding under.
I called the cops and animal control, the cops showed up in a couple of minutes but animal control had gone home for the day but the officer told me he would hang around and wait on them and the owner.
Now I'm missing all sorts of hide on the elbows and knees and my left palm that was just healing from the last crash gets to start that whole process over. The only upside is that for it's flaws and cheapness the Prelude seems to be pretty well bullet proof. Just a some good scarring on the aeros and left brake lever, and a tear on the seat. That's the 2nd good crash I've had in the last couple of months and it's held up well enough. If I had bent a wheel or something I might have waited along with the police. I know those wheels are not expensive but it's really the principle of the thing.