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Old 07-02-18, 06:26 PM
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I toured California last summer. Began in the San Joaquin Valley. Worst place I've ever biked - besides having my bike stolen, day after day had dogs chasing me. Dogs in the countryside, dogs in town. Can't tell you how many times I called the cops. Some of them I saw come out to the property to take care of the matter, but when the owners are foreign born and the entire valley is owned by them and there's a lone cyclist on a road which never sees bicycles, what are they going to do? It got to the point that I would ride all day with my pepper spray in hand. The problem was, once I stopped, the dogs did too. They wouldn't never get close enough for the spray to actually hit them. I do NOT recommend buying the kind which you can find in Walmart and Sport 5. The company (whose CEO is not interested in hearing from the consumers) makes it poorly and you need 2 thumbs to get the stupid lever to press down.
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