Dog Lead Hazard - Grr!
Out last evening for a nice 20 mile ride around the lanes of East Hants. Was coming downhill along a lane and in front was a car parked on the left and a woman standing by it talking to the driver with her back to the road. Plenty of room for me to go past, so I thought, and I kept going at quite reasonable speed. When I was very close to the car I suddenly noticed that the woman was holding a thin dog lead, one of the sort that unwinds, the dog being on the opposite side of the road hidden in the undergrowth. You’ll be glad to know that I managed to stop and stay upright, so no injury to self or dog but I think I have 2 flat spots on my tyres now. I pointed out the woman that it was a highly dangerous situation, but was rather annoyed when she and the bloke in the car seemed to think the whole thing was amusing.