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4/1/08 9:25 A

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Ha! That is hilarious :) I will also keep the water bottle method in mind--I hadn't thought of that!

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3/31/08 9:38 P

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Thanks for the laugh! I haven't had that happen in a few years so I kind of forgot about how much "excitement" that can cause.

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3/31/08 8:52 P

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Good idea using the water bottle to squirt the chasing dog. I'm going to remember that.

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3/31/08 8:05 P

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good stuff, thanks for sharing! :)

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3/31/08 5:20 P

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Your story made my day! You can only get through some experiences with a good laugh. And I thought the 2 little poodles that chase me were bad. Every time they do from now on I will forver keep you in mind!
Thanks for sharing and making me smile!
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3/31/08 5:08 P

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Yes, a chasing dog is great motivation. On Saturday I had the same situation except it wasn't a pit bull it was a large longer haired dog barking and chasing. At first I thought it was just chasing after the other dog in the yard, that's what it was doing the first time I went by, then all of a sudden it turns on an intercept path toward me. My heart started pounding and I started pounding on the pedals. It is amazing how fast you can go with the right motivation. After I got clear of it my legs were shaking for a couple of miles.

Maybe I should get a big dog to chase me when I am running.....

Anne

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3/31/08 4:59 P

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(Cross posted from bikeforums.net)

I was finishing up a 20+ mile solo ride plodding along after a looooong incline (can't call it a climb...but it still sucks it out of you), mind turned inwards, inane music playing in my head...when another cyclist blows past me and calls out "Good Morning!"
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I screamed like a little girl! Startled the pooey out of me. If I'd been paying attention as, I should have been, I would have noticed his approach in my handy helmet mirror.
Adrenaline surge #1

and now for motivation....

Same ride. I was 4 blocks away from the house. I found out that, on the level, I can get up to 27mph on my bike! All it takes is a pit bull tearing out of a yard and giving chase.
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I'm glad it wasn't older as I was able to finally get it away from me by squirting it with my water bottle.
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Very fast for the fat guy...nothing but a vapor trail. (big BROWN vapor trail)
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Edited by: MAKOTODFW at: 3/31/2008 (16:59)
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