I've never had a dog chase me that was determined to do me harm, but I know lots of people that have and they all say a squeeze from a water bottle in it's direction will scare off nearly every dog out there.
Riding away has been my first reaction, yelling also works well. I haven't had to use the water trick, but I like it.What better motivation to push yourself harder than to have wild dogs chasing you. Think of it as a good thing.
The only aspect regarding dogs, that concerns me every time, is when they try to drag their owners when they come after me. So to alleviate that problem, when I see a dog n' their owner, I go up to the dog. The dog almost always calms down after I do that.Have any of you ever had to use pepper spray on a dog chasing you? I never have before but I have this fear that some day I will have to and it may backfire on me, such as the wind blowing it back towards me and getting me.
Just wondering what you guys have to say on this topic.