Wednesday, March 3, 2010

'Cause you just never know....

Over the years, I've only had a handful of encounters with dogs while riding my bike. Only once have I ever come across a bear while mountain biking. And thankfully, I've never had a confrontation with an angry motorist. But these are all situations where, according to Competitive Cyclist, you might need a Kimber Pepper Blaster.

The best thing about this product is the write up in Competitive Cyclist. Here's a little snippet:

"We think guns are perfectly fine things to own. We shoot them periodically. We wish there were a form of biathlon that incorporated bikes instead of skis. But taking a gun on a bike ride just doesn't make sense. Foremost, they're heavy. It makes no sense to carry a 4lb weapon when you're astride a 15lb bike. Secondly, they're potentially dangerous to carry (read: Plaxico Burress). Thirdly, while we're comfortable with the idea of pointing a gun at an unwelcome human inside our home, it's tough to envision an uncomplicated outcome when you point a gun at an asshole at an intersection. So, in short, packing heat on a ride is unadvisable."

"Packing heat on a ride is unadvisable." I LOVE IT!!!!! Only in the states! I can't think of anything witty that can top the quoted paragraph, so I'll just leave it at that.

1 comment:

  1. Pepper spray (the real stuff) is actually illegal in Ontario - it's considered a weapon. However, 'dog spray' and some 'bear spray' is legal. Nasty stuff.