Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Waltham, MA
Bikes: Waterford 1900, Quintana Roo Borrego, Trek 8700zx, Bianchi Pista Concept
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Whenever I pass horse (mule, ox-?whatever) drawn carts on tour, I allways slow a bit & give the handler a "howdy". I don't fully pass the animal until the handler has had a chance to perhaps reign in there animal. Mind you I'm not concerned about my health/safety, much more of the folks in the cart should the animal bolt.
Cows, sheep, goats & horses in the road I just make my way through, unless there is a hearder about. If there is a hearder, I may ask (usually hand signal) if it's OK for me to weave through, or wait (I can ALLWAYS use a break).
With larger animals (Cows, OX, horses in particular) I try to be as smooth as possible, avoiding freewheal clicking&shift clicking if at all possible.
[edit*2] Adding: I've only seen an animal bolt once, it was a harnessed mule from a farm field next to a mountain cafe I was stopped at having some ?sausage(I hope)+carbs +coffee. Let me tell ya-had that happened while I was still riding I would have pooed me pants! Scariness.
Last edited by Camel; 07-05-05 at 05:46 AM.