Originally Posted by happycheapskate
I rode mine today down some country road being re-worked by the county. Right now it's a dirt road and traffic is slow, good for motorized bicycle riding around the neighborhood. A big mean labrador at the end of the road came out of its yard to chase and growl. I thought I'd fixed this one's wagon, but it took an interest in my kid in the trailer. I hit it in the chest with a big old rock and it ran off crying back to its nest. Hooray. Hope that old pest learned (again) not to mess with me. :-)
A LITTLE HISTORY back in the LATE 190-S AND EARLY 1900'S Bicycling was what driving a car is today. Dogs were a VERY serious concern to cyclists. So Much that a small caliber 25-30 cal. rim-fire pistol with retractable trigger so it can easily be pocketed and withdrawn to deal with threatening dogs while on the "velocipede" the pistol was called the "VELO DOG PISTOL"