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Today I rode a century and didn't pepper spray any dogs.

Old 07-14-18, 01:52 PM
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Today I rode a century and didn't pepper spray any dogs.

Just felt like saying that.


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Old 07-14-18, 02:03 PM
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Did you also refrain from dog spraying any patches of peppers during your breaks?
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Old 07-14-18, 02:13 PM
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Did you see any dogs on bikes though?
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You must be hugely disappointed. it's hardly a bike ride if you don't abuse living things.

UniChris has the best response so far.

I'd say six posts max until the committed "manly arts of self-defense" crowd takes over.
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Old 07-14-18, 02:18 PM
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That's ruff.
I'd be barking mad.

Try harder next time...
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Old 07-14-18, 02:20 PM
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I walked my dog today and did not encounter Tim.
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Old 07-14-18, 04:32 PM
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I rode a century today,, too. I saw a dog on a black bike, panting like crazy.
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Old 07-14-18, 04:34 PM
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I haven't had to spray a dog with Halt! since I left the East Coast.
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Old 07-14-18, 04:39 PM
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I once sprayed a dog in Reno, just to watch him cry.
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Very brave, when I eat dog road kill I at least have to have pepper spray and salt.
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
I once sprayed a dog in Reno, just to watch him cry.
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Old 07-14-18, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
I once sprayed a dog in Reno, just to watch him cry.
Donít take your spray to town, son; leave your spray at home, Bill.
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I got sprayed by a cat today.
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
I once sprayed a dog in Reno, just to watch him cry.
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Old 07-14-18, 07:48 PM
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I once had 2 dogs and a pony chase me for a short bit.

Having to ride where dogs are such a threat that spray must be carried is not something I would enjoy. To each their own though.
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Old 07-14-18, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
I walked my dog today and did not encounter Tim.
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Old 07-14-18, 11:45 PM
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I carried some capsaicin balm but didn't find any dogs with sore muscles that needed a back rub.
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Old 07-15-18, 03:58 AM
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My dog once got sprayed by a skunk ... been calling her stinky ever since.
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Used to have dogs chase after me regularly as a kid. As an adult cyclist it has happened only once in the past 25 years. Rarely see dogs running round out like that anymore. At least in my neck of the woods.
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I once had 2 dogs and a pony chase me for a short bit.

Having to ride where dogs are such a threat that spray must be carried is not something I would enjoy. To each their own though.
Like the cyclist that have to ride on the rural high-speed road. Not everyone has a choice.

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Dog gone it, this whole thread gives me reason to paws and rethink my no spray policy.
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Old 07-15-18, 07:24 AM
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Dog with paprika and just a hint of cayenne tastes so much better.
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Speaking of dogs, I HAVE been chased when out on some rural rides and it is UNNERVING.
Someone with a crooked nose who "knows" told me that varying my speed was more effective than running flat out for getting away from a pursuing mongrel. He claimed it had something to do with them not being able to judge speed changes because of some sort of depth perception deficit... Guy turned out to be a total a-hole, so I'd be happy to throw that nugget into the crap pile of his blow-hardery.
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Old 07-15-18, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Used to have dogs chase after me regularly as a kid. As an adult cyclist it has happened only once in the past 25 years. Rarely see dogs running round out like that anymore. At least in my neck of the woods. Like the cyclist that have to ride on the rural high-speed road. Not everyone has a choice.
That's true for me as well, and I live in the rural South where one might expect more loose dogs. I don't know if leash laws are better enforced or it's a cultural change among dog owners but loose dogs seem pretty rare now.
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I have had many aggressive encounters with dogs and thankfully I have never had to spray one.

...yet.
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Old 07-15-18, 12:23 PM
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I'm going to try again on the 28th.

This time I'm going to run the gauntlet on Pine Rd in Rockmart, GA. This road is usually good for some canine volunteers.

There is an option to do 22 miles on the Silver Comet Trail and there should be some dogs available along this stretch. This 22 mile MUP segment comes late in the ride so there is time to decide. If my canister isn't empty by mile 70 then I might opt for it.

Wish me luck.


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