Bikes and Dogs Don’t Mix

There are many factors and reasons on why I learned how to ride a motorcycle. I learned with the help of my HS boyfriend to overcome my fear, to learn a new skill which helps me cruise around fast and cheaper than taking a car and have something new as a form of recreation. Riding a bike was hard first as I didn’t know to balance myself. In the first place, I didn’t even know how to ride a bike so I didn’t have any idea. It was overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it, it will be just a piece of cake.

I am always cruising around my neighborhood without distractions for months but last week, I ran into these dogs, one looked like a Teacup Pomeranian and the other which I was certain that it was a boxer pitbull mix. I wasn’t threatened with the cute, cream Pomeranian chasing after me but the other dog surprised and made me panic a little bit. He is solid black, big, muscular and looked really angry and ready to bite my leg off. Good thing that I already have a good balance on riding that enabled me to protect myself while accelerating quickly. It was a rush that day. That happened to me twice already and I’m not planning to get bitten for the third try. I’ll just reroute on the other street to avoid those dogs.

I told some of the members of the club about what happened to me and they weren’t surprised on my experience because they told me that it always happen to them from time to time especially when they least expect it. They added that riders should always be expecting something to happen to prevent and avoid them and never panic as it will not help you and it just will further aggravate the situation. The asked on how I reacted and they applaud on how I handled myself.

When I got home, I told my mom about the dogs on the street. She was surprised that it was the first time that these dogs attacked me because many people have been complaining about them. Those dogs even chase cars and people jogging early in the morning. The problem is no one’s coming out to claim that they are their dogs. I think, they chase people and moving vehicles as a misplaced energy or anger. Rumor has it that the dog owner just got divorced and left town quickly and due to spite, he left his wife’s dogs on the street. That made me wonder how do the dogs eat and where do they sleep. Maybe they need to be in the pound if no one would get them.   Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs too but they’re slowly becoming a menace to our neighborhood. I don’t want to wait until someone gets bitten or be killed by them. I’ve already called and notified the nearest pound in our area to get them safe and us as well.

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