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Old 07-09-18, 01:45 PM
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I carry bear spray on every ride. I've used it several times on dogs that get within range, which is 15-20 feet. I'm not interested in guessing the dog's intentions, or hoping its owner has the dog's rabies vaccination up to date. The spray deploys as a fog, and to date, has stopped each dog in its tracks. I don't believe that the dog suffers permanent damage, but if it does, I'm okay with that. I'm not okay with crashing because of a dog running under my front wheel or because I'm kicking the dog in the face to try to make it back off. I hate effing dogs and their stupid owners who don't keep them on their own property.
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