Speaking of dogs on a more positive note than being attacked by them, has
anyone else tried pull-gliding with a dog?
I’ve done this a few times now and it’s awesome! You can get going really
fast if the dog is strong and enthusiastic enough.
-Kris. — “Kittle, Peter” <email@example.com> wrote:
> I also ride with my dog; often, she’s the incentive to go out and ride
> when I don’t feel like I have the time. She’s a lab, and gets antsy, so
> I know it’s time to let her run. We ride on singletrack in a large
> (3600+ acres) city park where the dogs are allowed off leash, and I’ve
> only had to dismount once because of another dog–and that was a puppy
> that unexpectedly leapt into my wheel path. But the dogs in the park are
> generally used to seeing other dogs and lots of mountain bikes and
> equestrians, so they probably aren’t representative of the ones who come
> careening out of driveways. These latter types have taken me by surprise
> a few times on my (two-wheeled) commute, and I carry a can of doggy mace
> as a precaution. I’ve not had to use it yet, and hope I won’t need to in
> the future–but if a really big, ferocious dog came at me, I wouldn’t
> hesitate. Don’t get me wrong–I wouldn’t blame the dog, but the owner
> who let it run free in the streets–but I also wouldn’t let the thing
> attack me.
> Just my $.02.
> Peter Kittle English Education Adviser Department of English CSU, Chico
> Chico CA 95929-0830 ph: 530/898-5305 fax: 530/898-4450 email:
> firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.csuchico.edu/~pkittle
> > ----------
> > From: email@example.com Reply To:
> > firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 2:25
> > PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Dog and unicycle
> > incidents
> > I take my dog with me when I go out on my unicycle, and normally find
> > dogs don’t bother with either of us. I think being scared of dogs is
> > the main problem, like others have said, dogs sense this, but not
> > showing fear is easier said than done. I think the best thing to do,
> > is to try and ignore the dog if possible, and to try and not draw
> > attention to your self if you are worried about any dogs near by. I
> > can’t do any tricks, so by just riding down the road as I would on a
> > bicycle keeps me out of trouble.
> > Taking you dog along when you go out on a unicycle is a great way of
> > walking your dog. The only problem I have is that my dog (a border
> > collie) tries to bite the tyre some times, this seems to be good fun
> > for her, but is quite distracting for me.
> > Innes
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