This made me remember something. A couple years ago I went for a bike ride with my girlfriend at the time. Out of nowhere a dog a dog ran up and bit her foot. Fortunately she was wearing shoes and only going at about a walking pace at the time. It hurt her a lot, mostly scared her, and didn’t break any skin because of the shoe. Practically knocked her off the bike though. I’ve been chased by dogs a few times, but I’ve always been going full speed to start with, so I just whiz right by.
A set of numbers I read a while back stated that 87% of dog bite fatalities are caused by pit bulls, hence the reason you think you’re always hearing only pit bull stories.
I always but always carry a little something for dogs or people that bite, or seem to want to. I suggest every biker do the same. The very second that dog would bitten me, would be the same instant that lady got to watch me do something very painful and destructive to her dog. Self defense is a right but it’s also a matter of timing.
Next time you see the dog waiting on you, prepare to stomp it to death immediately, so you’ll be ready! And if you’re one of those pacifist types, start wearing body armor and carry a rape whistle…
One last Dog note. Right below the west-side entrance to Riverview Park, there’s a fenced yard with two or three big German Shepherds that look like they would L-O-V-E to get out and get after a biker. So if you’re over that way, keep an eye peeled…
Being a dog person, I wouldn’t report it if the bite wasn’t that bad. The owner is no doubt an idiot, but what will happen is the dog will get put down or punished somehow and the owner gets about nothing. I would probably just move on with life.
@gg I love dogs. I had 3 of them. One small, on midsized, one German Sheppard. And my father in law had half wolf half German Sheppard and I was on real good terms with this dog (second in chain of command). the problem with dog that is not socialized (and this the owner problem) is that it would bite not only bikers but small children too. And if later happens it could create a lot of problems. I used to live in big apartment complex and played with guy of my age who has a severe case of stuttering (is it correct word?) because dog ran to him and barked when he was 3 years old. At the time he and I were 9 years old. But this is most visible problem. Brybot described situation when an adult had a psychological trauma. who is going to pay for all this? In my mind owner of the dog should do it. And dog should go through the training. And if dog cannot be rehabilitated then it has to be put to sleep.