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Old 07-03-18, 09:34 AM
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Pepper spray sounds good in principle, but if I'm dodging or outrunning a dog, I don't have the third hand necessary to operate a spray without hitting myself or other riders. I used to ride in AR, where, once you were out of town, there were loose mutts everywhere. Some chased noisily, some stealthily, some bordering on suicidally, some just waited for you up the road. For the "waiters", I found the best approach was to get up to speed, aim straight for them and yell loudly when you were close. I found that this rocked them back on their heels sufficiently that they never caught up. Other than that, just staying alert, and being prepared to drop the hammer at short notice
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