Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Hell-hounds Abide on Greenway Trail
Did I miss something? Or was I just unaware that the Greenway trail is an off-leash area? Well... dog owners... it's NOT. I have no issue with dogs per se. I like dogs for the most part... except when massive hell hounds like this one attempt to dismember me as I pass by on my bike! I very nearly had my right leg turned into hamburger when I had the sense of mind to use my new-found cyclocross skills to dismount on the opposite side of the bike, pick up the bike and prepare to fight for dear life. This product of toxic waste and fur charged me no less than five times and was uncontainable by it's bewildered owner. After informing the owner in louder-than-inside-voice language that if the dog actually bit me i would be responsible for sending it back to whence it came, i attempted to leave the scene by crossing the road through traffic. Just about to the other side, i realized that the drooling devil was still intent on pinning me down and was charging me again strait through the moving cars! This time I hopped on my bike and easily outran the tyrade, reaching 50km/h pretty quickly.
At least I escaped unscathed- but seriously, dog owners, keep your f@##$$#ing dog on a leash around Winnipeg's walking and cycling paths.