Dogs And Cycling

by Gareth
(Cape Town, South Africa)

I always used to get annoyed by dogs chasing me and barking while riding my bicycle around town. The trouble is, you can't just kick at them because they bike your shoe!

So I got myself some pepper spray. I struggled to find a way to attach it to the bike though, but then I worked out a good trick.

If you take an old bike inner tube (the black rubber kind) and you cut it with some scissors, you get a strip of stretchy rubber. Then you take the rubber and wrap it round your bike's top tube a few times and tie it off. Now take your pepper spray can and use the clip that comes on it to clip the can in easy reach!

I only had to use it once so far and it works! Poor doggie was not happy with me.

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Oct 26, 2015
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Mar 20, 2015
What A "Doggone" good idea!
by: Evan

I like this idea, Gareth. I've had the experience of being chased by a dog while cycling too, and it can be pretty frightening!

While I carry Pepper spray every day, I have always wished I could carry it more easily while cycling. With lightweight cycling clothing, there just doesn't seem to be any space to hang a can of spray.

I'm going to try this next time I take my bike out.

Keep well and Stay safe out there.

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