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    Motorcyclist dies after striking a dog

    Story reminds me of one of our forum members who hit a dog. Of course the person in the story not wearing a helmet didn't help.

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    Man I hate stories like that, I'm sorry for him and his family. I hit a deer once on a BMW, it tore stuff up but I lived to tell about it.
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    Hitting anything above the size of an ant while on a motorsickle is potentially deadly.

    Humbling stuff. My dying wish is to be taken out by a wombat or something less pedestrian than a dog, a quail or a grasshopper.

    Seriously, how many epitaphs in this country contain the werd "wombat"?

    I rest my case.



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    I think we've all had our dogs get out from time to time, but there are people around here who barely even try to keep them contained. Animal control is not a lot of help either. If I get it by a loose dog, I hope my wife and kids take everything the dog owners posses and then some. It's grossly irresponsible, to the dog, to the family's kids that probably love the dog and to us as motorcyclists.

    Also, regardless of how I die, I want my epitaph to read, "I told you I was sick!" Although death by wombat would be hard to beat.

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    I have a good friend since high school. He says his epitaph will read: " Here lies the body of Peter ( last name ). For Pete's sake, get off my back ". Kind of catchy, and he probably will have it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Humbling stuff. My dying wish is to be taken out by a wombat or something less pedestrian than a dog, a quail or a grasshopper.
    If you drive one of these, you won't have to worry about it. It is specifically designed to deal with the quadrupedal marsupial that you speak of:







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    That is very sad to hear about the poor 33 year old. In the rural areas we ride in I worry about dogs quite a bit. We have been chased a few times but so far no contact has been made. It would not take much to really have a disaster.

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    Collective opinions on effective ways to deal with dogs?
    Agressive
    Vs.
    Just chasing (how do u know the difference?

    Im guessing throttle is best.
    Then bear spray(mounted sideways on handlebars?) Also good for bears.
    I always have a pistol, but its not readily accessible when im riding. Easy fix: serpa holster.
    Id hate to kill a dog for doing what comes naturally, BUT when that behavior puts my life/limbs in jeopardy: justified.

    Any other/better ideas?

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    @ lizrdbrth:
    "...Seriously, how many epitaphs in this country contain the werd "wombat"? ..."

    How many epitaphs in this country contain the word "werd"?

    No offense meant; just tuggin' on your chain.


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    "...I always have a pistol, but its not readily accessible when im riding. Easy fix: serpa holster...."

    or one of these:

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    This was actually covered in the msf course. They said slow down, then as the dog approaches gas it. Makes the dog take a bad angle on you. I've been chased by a few dogs, and it works... if you see them coming soon enough.

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    Werd!



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