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I was chased by a goat!

Old 03-07-10, 07:07 PM
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I was chased by a goat!

When out on my ride in beautiful rural Oklahoma today, there was a goat standing in the middle of the road. I rode around it, it started running along! Now I've seen everything. I'm just glad I beat it!
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Interesting. Did the goat have a power meter?
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Oh wow. That totally beats my story of almost running over a little dog that was chasing me. Congrats! You HAVE seen it all!
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If you walked away from said encounter without cheese, for shame!
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Old 03-07-10, 07:17 PM
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wow. that beats the German Shepard, Beagle, and Rottweiler that chased me yesterday (all at different times)
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Old 03-07-10, 07:20 PM
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it was old
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it wanted to eat your tires
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Is this another Oklahoman caught with a goat wearing fishnet hose/perfume thread?
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You didn't try to stare at it?
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yep, I've been chased by a goat, and (also in Oklahoma) a pig. big ol hog. he was mean looking but he wasnt' very fast.
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It's spring. It probably just wanted to mate with you.
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Funny.
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Originally Posted by trinamuous View Post
it wanted to eat your tires
No, it wanted the carbon fiber.
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I'll be working in Oklahoma over the summer, thanks for the heads up on the local wildlife.
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There are no bad goats. Just bad owners.
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Originally Posted by bike eagle View Post
There are no bad goats. Just bad owners.

True, but in all fairness to the owner of this particular animal I am pretty sure there are no leash laws that mention goats.
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that's pretty funny OP. If you couldn't have beat it, you would have to be directed to the over 80 forum. Goats only run about 10-12 mph. I've got a bunch of them myself and have yet to lose a race to them. Yet.
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There are no bad goats. Just bad owners.
My fiancee owns four and I disagree. Stuart is a jerk!
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A couple of months ago a few of us were near the bottom of a long down hill, when we see a walker with a couple of "dogs". As we get closer, we notice the dogs are actually goats. Really pretty goats, with groomed coats and ribbons on their collars. But no leash. Fortunately, we had enough time to slow down, separate from each other, and roll past slowly. They both started to walk over towards us as we passed. Just some wacky lady out walking her goats.
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Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
When out on my ride in beautiful rural Oklahoma today, there was a goat standing in the middle of the road. I rode around it, it started running along! Now I've seen everything. I'm just glad I beat it!
I hope you waved then.

Otherwise, that goat will be posting on here how, yet ANOTHER stuck-up roadie didn't wave as he rolled by.
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Theme song for said chase (stolen from SNL/WU):

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Originally Posted by knobster View Post
that's pretty funny OP. If you couldn't have beat it, you would have to be directed to the over 80 forum. Goats only run about 10-12 mph. I've got a bunch of them myself and have yet to lose a race to them. Yet.
It was a struggle to keep up and all, but I did have a rolling start!

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I'll be working in Oklahoma over the summer, thanks for the heads up on the local wildlife.
You will see all kinds of animals around here. It's the unchained pitbulls that you have to worry about. But that's what pepper spray is for.
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It's spring. It probably just wanted to mate with you.

Hey, my goatee isn't that long. I'm not Brad Pitt or anything. (but I am ugly enough for a goat)
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I hope you waved then.

Otherwise, that goat will be posting on here how, yet ANOTHER stuck-up roadie didn't wave as he rolled by.
Crap, I knew I forgot something.
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In SoCal we have a leash law for goats. I see owners walk their goats all the time.
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