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Offline TCS

Re: Free Ranging Dogs and the Cyclist
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2021, 08:59:52 pm »
Wild dogs??? I have lived in Budapest for 20 years and never heard or experienced wild dogs. Not in Hungary, Austria, Slovakia,... It sounds like an urban legend to me, or a one-time event that has been over-blown.

Dervla Murphy recorded in her classic cycletouring travelog "Full Tilt" that she was attacked in a Yugoslavian snowstorm by either wild dogs or wolves.  Hmm, 1962?  She handled the situation by doing something that will get you reprimanded on Bike Forums if you mention it, and possibly get your post removed.

IIRC she applied the same remedial action to a fellow who broke into her little hotel room in SW Asia.


PS - Her account of arriving at the Wali Ahad's palace in Swat is, for my money, the funniest cycletouring story ever.
"My name is Pither.  I am at present on a cycling tour of the North Cornwall area taking in Bude and..."

Offline TeresaC

Re: Free Ranging Dogs and the Cyclist
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2021, 09:50:43 am »
Pat Lamb:  How do you mount the Halt to the handlebar?

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Free Ranging Dogs and the Cyclist
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2021, 03:51:57 pm »
Pat Lamb:  How do you mount the Halt to the handlebar?

Halt! makes (or used to make) a plastic clip; one side clipped to the bar, and the other one held the Halt can.  You made sure you mounted the spray end facing forward.  Then when Killer attacked, it was a simple matter to grab the can, aim, and spray.  Didn't really matter whether the can came off the clip, or the clip came off the bar (I've done both).

I don't know if that clip is still made, or where you could find it now.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Free Ranging Dogs and the Cyclist
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2021, 03:58:23 pm »
Pat Lamb:  How do you mount the Halt to the handlebar?
I just clip mine to the little pocket on the handlebar bag.  "Usually" I have plenty of time to get it unclipped, unless Killer is one of those silent, you only hear the toe nails clicking on the pavement types.