Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 1 Jul 2008.
Not nice, hope she recovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeez - the worst I've ever had to contend with are sheepdogs!
Pretty salient comment about it not being a good idea to organise a midnight race next to a salmon spawning river though...
Blimey - and here we are moaning about taxis / busses / WVM etc.
Hope she's okay!!
eek - see we should stop moaning. This sort of thing isn't uncommon - I've read a few american forums in the past and it does come up some times
We just get stupid sheep over here !
I couldn't 'bear' it if something like happened to me.
I own a copy of a weight zoological study entitled, 'Bear Attacks - Their Causes And Avoidance'. I bought it at a jumble sale in Peckham. As you do.
The book says the only real way to deter a bear that is intent on chewing on you is, if you even get the chance, to jam two fingers as hard as you can into it's nostrils! B)
TDr1nka (on being attacked by ferocious two tonne grizzly) - "I say old boy, would you think me an awful bore if I asked you to hold off savaging my arm for just a minute or two? I have these two fingers you see and I'd just like to shove them into your nostrils."
Bear - "Grrrrrrr...."
Ivor Cutler has similar advice on being attacked by lions in one of his Jungle Tips in Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2. He suggests you stuff two pebbles up the lion's nostrils and run off.
Wasn't there something in Richard's Bicycle Book (I last had a copy in 1980 about killing a rabid dog by jammimg its head in your back wheel and then pressing the pedal???
Ouch, that smarts!
No that's wrong...you only severely cut by doing it like that - it leaves the dog with a fixed weal.
Makes our wildlife look thoroughly domesticated!
I saw a few hares and a deer on my ride today, oh, and I got stung by a wasp last thursday.
But strangely enough not on a Friday evening throughout the length and breadth of the country!
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