Thursday, October 11, 2012
It might have something to do with trying to bunny hop a 2x4 when I was a kid and landing on my face because I caught the front wheel....
After riding down the rock garden, another guy rode up and asked if anyone ever rides the feature, I told him that I just did but it took some practice. I showed him a little trail that creates a little loop making it easy to ride repeatedly, then I went on my way. The next time around the trail system, I came to the same feature, and the guy, Zack, was there working on it. I stopped and gladly gave him some pointers.
I continued on enjoying the warm fall weather and fresh air when I was suddenly being accosted by a doberman, barking, lunging, threatening... off leash. The lady said he has never bitten anyone, to which I responded" Not yet".
I went on my way, and rounded another bend only to be accosted by the same dog, off leash. This time I picked up a big stick and wound up to smack the dog across the face. The owner called the dog off and it retreated. I told the owner that I felt threatened and I would be calling the police if the dog ever did that again.
That's when the question popped in my head, if I walk down the trail, screaming and yelling, getting up in someone's face, they would most likely call the police. But somehow, if its a dog, its ok. I don't get it. Dogs are fine, friendly dogs, but when a dog becomes a threat the story changes.
Posted by Stephen at 6:30 AM