Three dog day

What is it with this month and the damn dogs, anyway?  Is this what Eliot meant when he said April is the cruelest month?  Are we in the dreaded dog days of April that everyone talks about?

Being chased by three dogs today really does seem unfair, considering.  No bites at least, but it’s enough to elevate our stress levels.  It’s going to be awhile before Rachael and I pass a loose dog without a rush of anxiety.

Otherr than that though, today’s ride up the North Fork of the John Day was awesome.  Just the sort of ride we came over here hoping to find.



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8 response to "Three dog day"

  1. By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 17, 2020

    You’re in the dog zone….on our TransAm ride it only lasted for a few days but it was what it was!! Stay safe!

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: April 17, 2020

    Good choice of music! I’d be so spooked by your first dog encounter, I probably wouldn’t get on my bike again in that area. You have strong nerves! Not even pepper spray or whistle with you?

    • By: Rocky Posted: April 18, 2020

      It would be hard keeping me off my bike and I did get some pepper spray. I’m also looking really closely at the routes we are taking using satellite view to see if there are farms etc that look likely to have dogs. We’ve been lucky to find several rides in the National forests.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: April 18, 2020

    Looks like spring is coming to eastern OR in those pics! Glad you are still allowed to drive somewhere to ride; we are only allowed to recreate/exercise from home.

    And glad your dogs this time were barkers – I’ve never worried about them as much as the stealth snarlers who seem to always be looking for flesh 🙂

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 19, 2020

    OMG… Did I detect a Facebook profile there on your last page. Looks like great cycling in eastern Oregon.

    • By: Scooter Posted: April 19, 2020

      Yes, I see I inadvertently blew my cover. I don’t really use FB though. I’m just registered so I can access other pages like this one.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 19, 2020

    That North Fork doesn’t look much like our North Fork (fortunately). 🙂

    Dawgs . . . . 🙁

    • By: Scooter Posted: April 19, 2020

      You have a North Fork too? I thought that was just an Oregon thing.

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