TBH, a dog chasing me on my mountain bike is a tad annoying even if it means me no harm, how the hell am i supposed to know it's friendly when its chasing. I had some stupid owner shouting after his dog & i nearly came off. He kindly informed that it doesn't bite, i told him in no uncertain terms that he didn't have control of his dog & that i'd nearly crashed as a consequence. I was totally fuxxed off with his never mind attitude, so i can empathise with anyone who's had a dog or 2 running either alongside or chasing me, i don't know what they are planning on doing as i don't know the animal. A mate was cycling in front of me & a dog ran alongside him, looked like it was just having some fun, but it decided to jump up & nipped my mate on the arm, nice
This is coming from someone who owns a dog. After that any dog that got in my way got run over or booted if the owner didn't have control. Rant over.
All 'chasing' is done under rules. Not allowed if they are kids, period, or the rider clearly declines to participate by body language or talking. I normally will say that the dogs might follow them, so inviting dialogue. In fact its not a chase so much as keeping abreast of the bike. They will normally desist of told to go away by the rider. Its the guys who do not want to communicate and send out vibes which attract the dogs to investigate, interestingly. Dogs are very good interpreters of human character.
The problem issue is if there is food in the offing and you just have to be aware as an owner if there is likely to be a situation. It is no longer OK to inflict your dogs on people thanks to pit bulls etc. I wish some parents were of the same mindset! This is why I rarely take them to car do's, like Stratty, as they would be a pain during the extended barbecue, for instance. No no for pubs. I never trust them anywhere near sheep. The things are bred to bring out the worrying element in a dog. Having two, even putting a hare up is a problem at times, as they are fast enough to catch them. Fortunately, so far these are virgin hunters, so no great taste for it.
Heating system PCB boards. Don't get me started. Its a con/rip off. Still there do seem to be naughty little fellows now making up there own boards/recon boards which work better.
Perhaps the Welsh Police were following you from Fareham by camera! Living in the middle of nowhere can have its advantages.
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