Big hearts and expansive lungs make for great athletes. Pointers were bred to go all day long in the field, looking for game. That translates into a high-powered cycling companion whose vicious tail wagging lets you know all's right in his world. Watch that your dog's birding instincts don't take him near cars.
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5. Pepper spray isn’t your only tool. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with dogs. Devi Lockwood, who is carrying pepper spray while cycling around the world, says she’s found an alternative method that works well: “The best piece of advice anyone ever gave me is to channel that I am a big, scary dog—that I am the bigger dog and nothing can mess with me.” Lockwood says she hasn’t been bothered by a dog since adopting this method.
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I was chased again today by a dog as I cycled along a back road, hence I googled the subject to try to get some understanding and this is why I am here. This is the fourth time. I have seen some advice that advocated slowing down or stopping. This I am not likely to do. Big dogs freak me out. Strangely, all have been German Sheperds. One I kicked in the head as I tried to out run him. The other three I did outrun. One thing I always do however, is report the incident to the city’s animal control department. They always go out and while they can’t issue fines on my say so, they have issued fines of $150 per due to no dog license and one house they staked out to catch the dog in the act of chasing which brought court action. They always get back to me with feedback so I know whether or not it is save to go that way again.
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An Instagram post by Carmichael stated he was attacked and bloodied Wednesday by two big dogs. The images - showing his hand, leg, shorts, cycling jersey and gloves covered with blood - put the spotlight on an unleashed-dog problem that continues to plague trails, parks and open space through the Colorado Springs area.In Germany it was a big thing, everyone was doing it. Mom won a bike so she decided to try it our with Katie. The best thing learned was respect for a bike. Mom let Katie tip over the bike (a planned crash) which set Katie up for life. She isn’t scared of bicycles, but she also knows never to get to close or cross in front of one. As for running next to it, Mom didn’t like it at all, so it only lasted a week or two. Some people and dogs love it, but we get plenty of exercise walking and running with Mom instead.That challenge first came in 2011, after Searvogel had cycled more than 27,000 miles to break the one-year record for his Big Dogs Ultra Cycling club.Whether change starts with big dogs or new roosters, Wangsgard believes race directors and sponsors won’t reach their potential until USA Cycling unleashes a new plan for equality in stage races. While challenges of equality are nothing new to the women’s pro peloton, Wangsgard’s dilemma calls into question the advancement of all cycling, especially within the U.S.