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Old 03-05-20, 12:32 PM
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Today, I was the prey

Working from the house today, I took a lunch time ride. What a beautiful day it is for such a thing here in Southeast Texas.

Pedaling, pedaling, pedaling, I went up a small hill at a local park and kept my speed low as I got back onto the concrete . . .

What's that sound? Coming from behind? The sound of claws trying their mightiest to grab hold of the street and provide maximum acceleration for my predator. A silent predator, just moments before laying in wait. No utterance made, simply an ambush by a blood thirsty beast.

As I accelerate away, the beast still follows. I let it pace me from behind as it has reached maximum velocity, but its stamina appears sufficient for a lengthy chase. What a determined little beast, all of maybe 12 pounds. Run, run, run little dog.

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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Working from the house today, I took a lunch time ride. What a beautiful day it is for such a thing here in Southeast Texas.

Pedaling, pedaling, pedaling, I went up a small hill at a local park and kept my speed low as I got back onto the concrete . . .

What's that sound? Coming from behind? The sound of claws trying their mightiest to grab hold of the street and provide maximum acceleration for my predator. A silent predator, just moments before laying in wait. No utterance made, simply an ambush by a blood thirsty beast.

As I accelerate away, the beast still follows. I let it pace me from behind as it has reached maximum velocity, but its stamina appears sufficient for a lengthy chase. What a determined little beast, all of maybe 12 pounds. Run, run, run little dog.


Last dog that attacked me couldn't have weighed more than 6 pounds. Charged me from a right angle as I was climbing a hill, so speeding away wasn't an option. I had to stop dead because I was afraid she was going under my wheel. Her owner was running after her trying to get her to stop, saw me hop off the bike and I think he feared I was going to be mean to her. I just yelled "hey" at the top of my lungs and she charged right back into the house very fast.

Almost as funny as getting charged by a ground hog.
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awww probably wanted it's own bike

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Where, behind the rabbit?

Amusingly, when I ride my velomobile, dogs (even the larger ones) tend to shy away and seem to be afraid of it. When I'm on my recumbent bike, they want to chase, though.
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Where, behind the rabbit?

Amusingly, when I ride my velomobile, dogs (even the larger ones) tend to shy away and seem to be afraid of it. When I'm on my recumbent bike, they want to chase, though.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter_rabbit_incident
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Old 03-05-20, 02:39 PM
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Dog chase thread. Subscribed.
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It's been raining so much here. I wonder if dogs chase kayaks?
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Don't 'Wake-n-Bake'
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I used to ride on a country road, where at the bottom of a slight hill stood a farm. And regular as the sun rises, two farm dogs seem to take great delight waiting in ambush for me to pass by. They were more noise than teeth, but still was a great motivator for the hill climb to safety!
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
It's been raining so much here. I wonder if dogs chase kayaks?
I'll take "Doing the Dogpaddle" for $500, Alex ...
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SE Texas? I heard Chupacabras are in your nick of the woods. Could have been a young'en but still deadly.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter_rabbit_incident
Swamp Boat 1? Is that USN or USMC?
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Old 03-05-20, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
SE Texas? I heard Chupacabras are in your nick of the woods. Could have been a young'en but still deadly.
Ever see a chupacabra ride a bicycle? Chased by a dog?

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Old 03-05-20, 04:35 PM
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Just dial it up to 400 and teach him a lesson.
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Kinda similar story. But I think the outcome would have been much different if the predator(s) on my heels had caught up.
I was out riding with a friend from out of town, showing him the sights in NYC. We started out in Lower Manhattan around midnight and rode over the Brooklyn Bridge into downtown Brooklyn and were going past the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This was about twenty years ago, back when it was desolate and creepy as heck there at night.

So we’re riding by and we see a pack of what look to be stray dogs just hanging out there in the middle of the night doing whatever packs of stray dogs do in the middle of the night there. They just watch us until we are almost past them. But, just when I start thinking we are all good, they take off running after us!

Obviously, I got away uneaten. As did my friend. But Jeezum Crow! I was scared out of my mind lol
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Old 03-05-20, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Just dial it up to 400 and teach him a lesson.
Coolest chase I ever had was by a dog that would have laughed at your 400 watts. 1977, at the height of my racing days, I was going downhill and passed a house at the back of a big front lawn. Dog was on the front steps and saw me as I passed the walk. 20 feet behind me at the corner of the lot after I accelerated for all I was worth. Quickly beside me. Then it just paced me down the hill. No bark, no growl, no move to either get ahead or get close to me. Never passed my BB. But we both knew that if there was a finish line anywhere on that hill, I was taking second. The dog was just cruising. When the hill leveled out, he turned around and trotted home. Job done.

15 years later, my neighbor got a whippet. Looked very familiar. Like my pursuer, a classy dog. And also a rocket.

Ben
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Old 03-05-20, 06:43 PM
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Last Sunday I was on my way home from a fantastic ride to the coast and as I rounded a corner on a MUP , a Great Dane about the size of a small horse was galloping towards me from a right angle growling/barking and dragging a leash behind him. A woman was yelling at her beast from the other side of a 6’ chain link fence. I have no idea what the situation was ,but, the dog responded to her at the last moment and I was spared the jaws of death! Man, I was relieved , there was no way to outrun that thing. Joe
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A very good cycling friend, alas now deceased, related to me a descent at speed into Ajaccio, Corsica, when a dog tore out of a house and had the misfortune to decide to have a close discussion with the spokes of the front wheel. Friend Christian came off (broken wrist) but the howling of the dog without its snout, brought out its owner who seeing what had happened went back to the house and returned with a shotgun, fortunately to finish off the dog, though it was a shaky moment for my pal.
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Once cycling in the Santa Cruz mountains back in the 90's I had a pretty vicious dog chase me. As I was scurrying to get away I looked back and saw he only had three legs...this made me all the more tense because I figured he was probably dedicated enough to lose that leg chasing the last guy...
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Ever see a chupacabra ride a bicycle? Chased by a dog?

https://youtu.be/N9cJ-fHg74A

I think that's a very good metaphor for some of the Bike Forum threads.
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Had the same thing happen the other night, no growling or barking, but I heard his nails hit the pavement when he took chase. Only difference is, I know the dogs at that house, and the smallest one is probably 60lbs. Not sure which one it was, they have three that love to come off the property after cyclists, but I wasn't waiting around to find out. Wish I had a power meter, I would love to see what my output was for that section!!
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Whole host of 'em:

https://cycliq.com/videos/animal-enc...v=7516fd43adaa
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Originally Posted by James Christie View Post
A very good cycling friend, alas now deceased, related to me a descent at speed into Ajaccio, Corsica, when a dog tore out of a house and had the misfortune to decide to have a close discussion with the spokes of the front wheel. Friend Christian came off (broken wrist) but the howling of the dog without its snout, brought out its owner who seeing what had happened went back to the house and returned with a shotgun, fortunately to finish off the dog, though it was a shaky moment for my pal.
Tarantino could put that in a movie.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
It's been raining so much here. I wonder if dogs chase kayaks?
I was paddling my kayak across a small lake in Northern Ontario Canada when a fellow in a boat came up to me and asked if that was my dog. It was. I had got my dad to drop me off at the start of my trip and this was the end of it and he was back to pick me up. He had brought my dog with him and she decided she'd join me. Fortunately she was a terrier/lab cross and was not a full size lab and Iwas able to pull her into my kayak.

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