Edited by Jonah Street, 19 April 2012 - 09:18 PM.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:37 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:56 AM
glad you were able to get away, not a good time to break down or run out of gas....
Its crazy how dogs chase motorcycles, ive been chased a few times (nothing like you) and it always freaks me out for some reason.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:06 PM
I've encountered Dogs in Mexico and Central America a few times, been riding bikes down there since the 80's. Usually a pack of half dozen will lie in wait. Coming into Creel (Copper Canyon, Chi) there are 4 or 5 dogs there to greet you. These aren't your usual little Mexican Chihauhau's. Some Gringos must have brought some big boys down there and let them go.
These were prett BIG; various Mutt mixes that resembled Rhodesian Ridgebacks, German Shepherds, and a few big hound mixes ect. Riding through you had to dodge them. I'm good at this as I've done it since I was a kid. I take one at a time and, if possible, head straight at them, make them change their line, then at last minute, turn sharp away, and watch out for the next one. I've bumped a couple doing this, never run one over. The guys to watch are like the one that almost got you ... they swoop in from the side, in your blind spot. This is where I've been nailed (lightly) once or twice. Most Dogs down there don't chase motorcycles ... but once in a while you get those that really like it. Creel gets tons of bikes all year round.
But it's much worse if you are on foot, at night, in absolute pitch dark. When I lived in La Libertad, El Salvador I used to walk home from town. I always used the old Mexico trick of reaching down for a rock. It works! Even in pitch black of night! Never could see the dog ... just hear them charging you. Scary!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:09 PM
Edited by gavin198, 18 April 2012 - 11:11 PM.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:47 PM