So I went out for a ride on my dual sport today up at eagle ridge power lines road that ends overlooking Buntzen lake.
The problem with this area is professional dog walkers like to take clients dogs up there.
So far this has not been a problem as they usually hold the dogs when bikes come near and I slow down and give them as much room as I can.
Today however was different,as I went though a corner about 1/3 of the way up the road two pitbull type dogs came tearing out of the woods after me and chased me for almost 2 k's.
Luckily I was able to out run them but they were right on me for awhile and almost caught me at one point.
When I got to the end of the trail I was concerned as how I would deal with them if I came up on them on the way back.
I had a small lock knife in my backpack that has a clip on it so I stuck it in my boot as a last resort.
Now understand I really do not want to hurt these dogs but when faced with two attack dogs I may have no choice.
Lucky for me I never saw them all the way back to the beginning of the trail at which point I talked to one of the dog walker ladies who said she though it may have been another dog walkers clients dogs.She said she would talk to him when she saw him and was pleasant and understanding about my concerns and in agreement that we all need to share the trails responsibly.
This incident made me wonder if I should have some type of protection available at all times when in the woods.
I have never come across a bear yet but I have run into other animals and this is my first time being chased by dogs in the woods.
All I can say is I am glad I was able to outrun them as it was pretty much a logging road although not a very smooth one.
I am just not sure how to prepare for this happening again?