This is a public service announcement, this is not a test.
These are the top 15 dangers of cycle touring from conversations I’ve been having over the past few weeks.
- Acts of God
- Getting lost
- Geezas from Horror Films
- The weather
- Human predators
- Night time
- Day time
From reading the blogs of people who have traversed this route, I’m actually rating Dogs at the top of my personal “danger” list.
Long story short, I read a first-hand account of a person being chased down a lane and ripped off his bike by a pack of German Shepherds and mauled (on the same route as the one I’m going on!?). Luckily his friend was there to use his own bicycle as a weapon to battle the dogs. After being dragged around like a carcass this bloke escaped with gaping wounds in his shoulder and thighs and required “911”.
Now that petrified me, so I had to immediately research what to do WHEN I land myself in this situation.
The following list is advice I gathered online, so if you’re in a scary dog related situation remember the following: …