Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

I'm going to need more Halt!

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

I'm going to need more Halt!

Old 10-24-09, 01:28 PM
  #1  
sknhgy 
Dirt Bomb
Thread Starter
 
sknhgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,752
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3156 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 34 Posts
I'm going to need more Halt!

Went for a 44 mile ride today on the Mississippi River Road, north of St. Louis. Very rural. On the way out, about 7 miles from home I passed through a small town and a pack of 3-4 dogs came after me. I stopped and yelled at them to go home. They backed off about 10 feet and barked. I tried to ride away and they came in close. Squirted one with water bottle which did nothing. Then I got two of them in the face with the Halt and they took off. All this time the owner was hanging out her door and trying to call them back.
Later, I passed a trailer and a small pack of Harriers came rushing out. I got the lead one in the snout with some Halt and they backed off.
Going home through the same small town, I almost made it all the way through and one of the dogs from the previous incident came after me. I got him good with the Halt and he stopped immediately.
There were at least twice that many dogs loose in their yards during the ride that didn't try to chase me. Everyone around here lets their dogs run loose.
Like I said, I'm going to need some more Halt.
sknhgy is offline  
Old 10-24-09, 02:43 PM
  #2  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 27,317

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1939 Post(s)
Liked 712 Times in 448 Posts
instead of the halt visit your local gunshop. get a small .32 cal revolver and some shot capsules for it.

on a serious note I have heard a spray bottle or small squeeze bottle of amonia works. check with the sheriff and see if there is a leash law in that town. not that it will really do anygood but if soemthing happens the law is on your side.

go a different way too
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 10-24-09, 11:08 PM
  #3  
DVC45
Senior Member
 
DVC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Pack some of this https://www.simplydogfood.com/Kibbles...s%20and%20bits

Throw 'em on the ground as they chase and keep pedaling.
DVC45 is offline  
Old 10-24-09, 11:28 PM
  #4  
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,981

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Might be a good incentive to practice your sprinting.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 02:08 AM
  #5  
CommuterRun
Conservative Hippie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wakulla Co. FL
Posts: 4,271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Don't know what the law in your state says about people controlling their animals, but I would be on the phone with animal control ... and get more Halt.
CommuterRun is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 06:36 AM
  #6  
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 30,036

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1500 Post(s)
Liked 456 Times in 271 Posts
Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
Went for a 44 mile ride today on the Mississippi River Road, north of St. Louis.
Mississippi River Road or Illinois River Road? I'm trying to figure out which small town you're talking about.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 07:11 AM
  #7  
sknhgy 
Dirt Bomb
Thread Starter
 
sknhgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,752
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3156 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Mississippi River Road or Illinois River Road? I'm trying to figure out which small town you're talking about.
Mississippi. Cops won't enforce leash laws. Sheriff told me to carry a fire extinguisher to spray dogs with.
sknhgy is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 07:20 AM
  #8  
jdon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,243
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 326 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Pack some of this https://www.simplydogfood.com/Kibbles...s%20and%20bits

Throw 'em on the ground as they chase and keep pedaling.
But won't they look forward to your next visit or do you lead them to the river Mr. Piper?
jdon is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 10:35 AM
  #9  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 27,317

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 142 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1939 Post(s)
Liked 712 Times in 448 Posts
OH now there is an idea! certainly after a few visits with the goodies on the ground they will expect it and never taste the rat poison. (didn't Elaine do that?) LOL
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 10:39 AM
  #10  
DVC45
Senior Member
 
DVC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by jdon View Post
But won't they look forward to your next visit or do you lead them to the river Mr. Piper?
Lead them to the river.
DVC45 is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 03:52 PM
  #11  
sknhgy 
Dirt Bomb
Thread Starter
 
sknhgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,752
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3156 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 34 Posts
I have found that one, maybe two doses of Mr. Halt right in the puss keeps them out of my personal space. They may bark after that, but they keep their distance. I say it is extremely rare to find a dog that bites; the danger is them hitting your tire and causing a wreck. That is what happened to me in August of 2008, and that is why I now apply the Halt liberally.
sknhgy is offline  
Old 10-25-09, 03:57 PM
  #12  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 31,517

Bikes: 2010 Catrike Expedition, 02 GTO, 2011 Magnum

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 859 Post(s)
Liked 281 Times in 142 Posts
Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Pack some of this https://www.simplydogfood.com/Kibbles...s%20and%20bits

Throw 'em on the ground as they chase and keep pedaling.
A 17.6 lb bag would slow me down some.
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"

10 Wheels is online now  
Old 10-25-09, 04:37 PM
  #13  
Atol
Senior Member
 
Atol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 639

Bikes: CAAD9-6

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
I have found that one, maybe two doses of Mr. Halt right in the puss keeps them out of my personal space. They may bark after that, but they keep their distance. I say it is extremely rare to find a dog that bites; the danger is them hitting your tire and causing a wreck. That is what happened to me in August of 2008, and that is why I now apply the Halt liberally.
....

wait what?
Atol is offline  
Old 10-26-09, 03:51 PM
  #14  
Billy Bones
Senior Member
 
Billy Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Shanghai, West Virginia
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Household ammonia and a squeeze bottle. HALT stings. Ammonia denies breath, a memorable lesson for all creatures great and small. There are no repeat offenders.
Billy Bones is offline  
Old 10-26-09, 08:42 PM
  #15  
sknhgy 
Dirt Bomb
Thread Starter
 
sknhgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,752
Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3156 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Originally Posted by Billy Bones View Post
Household ammonia and a squeeze bottle. HALT stings. Ammonia denies breath, a memorable lesson for all creatures great and small. There are no repeat offenders.
Sounds cheaper than Halt.
sknhgy is offline  
Old 10-26-09, 10:58 PM
  #16  
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Posts: 7,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
My old neighborhood that I grew up in had a terror-dog. It was constantly getting loose and biting us kids. REALLY biting - blood & gore city. All the parents had tried to talk to the Neanderthals that owned this child-chewing monster. To no avail. CHOMP!!

As an 11 year old kid, we kids had a group discussion. "Fred" (the damned dog) had knocked us all off our bikes and proceeded to eat us. Fred chased a 4 year old girl - and she needed reconstructive surgery. It was time for action.

When Fred was on his owner property - a rarity - he was behind a stockade-fence made out of wood. So that's where R.S. threw the raw hamburger meat that was mixed with D.G.'s Drano - the addition of being my contribution.

Voila! No more Fred.
Panthers007 is offline  
Old 10-27-09, 05:38 AM
  #17  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,718

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1230 Post(s)
Liked 333 Times in 221 Posts
Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Pack some of this https://www.simplydogfood.com/Kibbles...s%20and%20bits

Throw 'em on the ground as they chase and keep pedaling.
Yeah, make them associate you with food, so they're encouraged to chase you next time too.

Great idea.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 10-27-09, 09:35 AM
  #18  
helmut
Senior Member
 
helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
instead of the halt visit your local gunshop. get a small .32 cal revolver and some shot capsules for it.

on a serious note I have heard a spray bottle or small squeeze bottle of amonia works. check with the sheriff and see if there is a leash law in that town. not that it will really do anygood but if soemthing happens the law is on your side.

go a different way too
The best way to get rid of dogs is to drink from your ammonia bottle.
helmut is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.