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Offline Hogboy

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« on: November 03, 2011, 11:39:57 am »
Had a close encounter of the canine kind this fall and found that my standard evasion technique still works well.

Big brute of a farm dog saw me coming and was poised at the roadside.  I veered out to the middle, waited a sec, and then started a trajectory straight at him.  For some reason, this locks them on the spot ("hey, dinners comin' right to me!").

At the appropriate moment, you gas it big time and suddenly veer back towards the middle of the roadway.  If you time it right, Rover stays where he is and you continue on.

Much easier to do when there's no traffic or other interference to factor in.

The time has come to travel while the oatmeal-eaters tarry at their fort. To this end, I have chosen a train of stout dogs to pull a toboggan of trade goods. We are eager to proceed and the dogs are baying at their tethers.

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 11:47:25 am »
You may need to adjust something if you are freezing space/time...As soon as that poor pooch is out of your space/time wake, he is going to drop like a stone all confused and require years of therapy...Or end up on the other side of a wormhole in some distant alternate universe where cats are the sentient species and enslave dogs...We don't want PeTA after you!

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 11:51:04 am »
That's a dog? I though it was a small woodchuck!   :))

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 11:52:21 am »
That's a dog? I though it was a small woodchuck!   :))

I thought four-legged Gremlin (pre-midnight feeding), Furby or Tribble...  :rotflmao:
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 12:02:01 pm »
Mogwai?



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Re: Dogs
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011, 02:20:37 pm »
Any animal I can kick more then 5 feet I hit straight and level, except armadillo.   Even bigger objects like a deer might be better off taken on the same way since it is the braking and swerving stuff that gets us in trouble sometimes.  Seen the Connie split a deer and keep on going.  Also seen a bike flip end to end five times from being hard on the brakes when it struck a small deer.
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Re: Dogs
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 10:29:35 pm »
This one caught up to me and now rides a 250 Ninja!   :)

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Re: Dogs
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 11:40:02 am »
I tell my MSF classes that, "If you could eat it in one sitting, run over it." ;)
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