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  1. #1
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    I survived my first metric century

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    The ride was only supposed to be 60 miles, but we got off track several times. It was a comedy of errors. In the end it was 61.5 so I rode around the parking lot several times to make it an even 62.

    During the ride I got to use my mtb skills going over a wooden bridge that about rattled my teeth out. Got chased by a dog and watched a car come within inches of hitting my partner.

    But all's well that ends well. I felt pretty good at the end and was quite proud of myself. I should be able to do okay at Hotter N Hell next weekend.
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    I was going to offer a carefree "congrats!" till you got to the "chased by a dog!"....my nemesis! So I have to ask! What breed? how long did it chase? how did you get away!?.........Trying to rebuild my courage for road bike adventure touring......which amuses a lot of folks cuz i think nothing of ridge-line rocky, rooty single track at 3000 ft...

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    Re: I survived my first metric century

    It was of the mutt variety. I have to say I let my partner take the brunt of the dog. She yelled, "No!" and the dog focused on her so I went around and took off.

    That wasn't near as scary as the time we were chased by a pitbull. That time truly scared me.

    PS. Her firm No!s seemed to put him in his place and he let her go.
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    good to hear- I was hoping it was not a "followed us for a mile, almost ate our legs" story! I am trying to become more confident with dogs but I have had some scary close calls....

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    Re: I survived my first metric century

    Quote Originally Posted by tealtreak View Post
    good to hear- I was hoping it was not a "followed us for a mile, almost ate our legs" story! I am trying to become more confident with dogs but I have had some scary close calls....
    I got a real chuckle out of that. I admit that I worry more about dogs causing me to crash than I worry about an actual attack. My first dog encounter involved a squirrel getting stuck in my front wheel spokes because a dog was chasing it and the dog kept chasing it even after it got stuck.
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    Congrats on the metric, doggies and all!
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