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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Ever been bitten by a dog while on a bike

I was at a hotel once talking to this lady that had a what seemed like a very frendly dog with her. When I started the bike the dog turned into Kujo and bit the $hit out of my leg. He got a couple of bites in before I got out of there and chased me out of the parking lot. I really didn't do anything about the attack cause the lady was so sorry about what had happened. Sure wanted to kick the crap out of the dog though. Good thing I don't carry!

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I had one run out from the side of the road and try to get me, or maybe it was just chasing the bike. Either way I gunned it and easily moved away from him. He chased me until I got out of sight though.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 05:08 PM
 
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I had one run out at me, so I stopped the bike, got off, and he stopped and just stared at me: he didn't know what to do! I thought that's what would happen, and I got a good laugh out of it.
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never bitten... but had one that would run out in front of me everyday on my way in from work... almost caused me to go down a few times..... till one day i let him get close to me and i kicked him into the ditch... i never seemed to have a problem with him again...
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Just think of riding since 1945 to now, also think of way back then there was no control over dogs & believe me many a dog has caused me to prang a m/c.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-29-2004, 08:22 AM
 
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No, but I've been charged by a very pissed off, possible rabid Oppossum.

My wife and I were riding 2 summers ago on some back country roads. Damn thing wouldn't get out of the way so I had to stop. Before I knew it It started going for my leg. I had to hurry up and shift my weight to the other side and pull out before it got me. Try and explain that one to the ER Docs.
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Since getting my bike last summer, I've only had one dog come at me. I was rounding a 90-degree left turn when I saw him charging across his front yard. (Having seen the dog many times since, I know now he's a much smaller dog that I thought he was the first time. ) Anyway, I far enough through the turn to gun it and easily get away from him.
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I have a maze of dog VS m/cist stores in my riding days.

Really last was when dogs were properly constricted to one's home & never out of the home other then on a leash & even the owner had to carry along the dog's crap bag & scoop it up.

I'm coming up this twisty hill to my home & this twit actually sicked his German Shephard dog at me, so I went down a gear & turned up the wick.

Sure enough he did it a week later, so this time I am looking for this incident, went down two cogs, turned up the wick & with right leg & boot out the dog went flying as I nailed it in the shoulder.

RCMP casually told me he put in a complaint as I had intentially kicked (only tried to "kick" a dog once & that is a different story & experience) so it had to be put away as that badly injured. They simply asked him what was his dog doing out on the road chasing a m/cist under the town's laws? End of complaint.
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The MSF course teaches to slow a bit, let the dog start his charge on that trajectory, then gas it. The dog will remain on his original planned path to intersect and by the time he adjusts, will have missed you.

That's all well and good and reasonable attempts to avoid any animals should always be made but be prepared to just hit them. I know that sounds harsh but the reality is such that you won't be hitting many animals with reasonable avoidance efforts made. Panicked avoidance efforts are probably more hazardous to you than hitting the animal. Stay relaxed and try to have the bike upright at what would be the point of impact. If the animal's there, oh well. If not, great.

The idea of hitting anything living causes you to go into panic mode and can cause you to lock up the brakes or go off the road. You're more likely to go down from your own panic reactions than from just hitting it. Most animals you'll encounter in the road can be hit without going down and with minimal if any damage to the bike, deer and moose excepted. If you're looking down at it you can probably hit it. If you're looking up at it, well.....

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riding, got lunged at, bite out of my leg, i had a passenger, kept control of the bike, went back and the dog was gone.

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