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Yikes!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aperitif, 1 Jul 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Not nice, hope she recovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    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...
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Blimey - and here we are moaning about taxis / busses / WVM etc.

    Hope she's okay!!
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    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 !
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I couldn't 'bear' it if something like happened to me.
     
  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Zoiks!:ohmy:

    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)
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    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...."
     
  8. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    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.:ohmy:
     
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Wasn't there something in Richard's Bicycle Book (I last had a copy in 1980 :o) about killing a rabid dog by jammimg its head in your back wheel and then pressing the pedal???
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Ouch, that smarts!
     

  11. No that's wrong...you only severely cut by doing it like that - it leaves the dog with a fixed weal.
     
  12. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Makes our wildlife look thoroughly domesticated!
     
  13. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    I saw a few hares and a deer on my ride today, oh, and I got stung by a wasp last thursday.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    But strangely enough not on a Friday evening throughout the length and breadth of the country!