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Old 06-03-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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So I cycle a lot in the spring, summer, and fall. 99% of the time it is on back county roads in the middle of nowhere. I've not had any issues with people but if been chased by several small dogs and and had a damn big German Shepard on my heels yesterday. It got close enough to just nip my leg before I get a little down hill section and pulled away.

So what type of concealed carry options are there for someone in spandex that isn't I huge elastic belt holding in heat when it's already 90 degrees out? It wouldn't really have to be completely hidden either. If it stuck out a little on the right side, the chances of someone seeing it would be slim to none. The smallest hand gun I have is a Ruger SR40C, so it may require a purchase of something a little smaller too. But a reason to buy another fire arms wouldn't exactly break my heart either.

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I would suggest loosing the spandex, if not for CC, do it for humanity!


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I'm not a cyclist, but my dad is. He always has a bag mounted on the frame that he carries some extra supplies in, maybe you could use one of those for a gun
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Cycling cargo shorts are what I wear(*). The pockets aren't huge, but plenty big for a 380 or subcompact 9. Or you might consider some kind of fanny pack or similar.




* And they cover the spandex. God help anyone who would be so unfortunate as to see me wearing spandex.
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So I cycle a lot in the spring, summer, and fall. 99% of the time it is on back county roads in the middle of nowhere. I've not had any issues with people but if been chased by several small dogs and and had a damn big German Shepard on my heels yesterday. It got close enough to just nip my leg before I get a little down hill section and pulled away.

So what type of concealed carry options are there for someone in spandex that isn't I huge elastic belt holding in heat when it's already 90 degrees out? It wouldn't really have to be completely hidden either. If it stuck out a little on the right side, the chances of someone seeing it would be slim to none. The smallest hand gun I have is a Ruger SR40C, so it may require a purchase of something a little smaller too. But a reason to buy another fire arms wouldn't exactly break my heart either.

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I carry a pepper spray dispenser in one of the back pockets in my jersey. I've been bitten twice while biking and have carried one ever since. I would question how accurate or effective you could shoot a firearm looking behind you while steering a bike with one hand. Shoot a cloud of pepper spray in the general direction of an attacking dog behind you and the dog will suck it in. Probably won't have to worry about him coming near you ever again.

I also remember an article years ago in Bicycling magazine saying to just squeeze a shot from your water bottle into the dogs face and most dogs will stop coming at you. I never tried that one. Trust the pepper spray.
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a cyclist shoulder bag? MzGrn stopped me from wearing Fanny Packs reversed the first year we were dating. There are plenty of "Man Bags" out there. I have two from "Bear Paw," prob. a S.E. Asian knock off. The larger of the two could fit a full sized 1911 and at least 2 spare mags in the main pocket(3 zippers) or my LC9 and all my spare mags(7), or my S&W 439 and 4 Mags, my smaller one fits my LC9 and 4-5 spare mags, Colt Cobra and 3 speed loaders, or my 439 and 3 mags...


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So I cycle a lot in the spring, summer, and fall. 99% of the time it is on back county roads in the middle of nowhere. I've not had any issues with people but if been chased by several small dogs and and had a damn big German Shepard on my heels yesterday. It got close enough to just nip my leg before I get a little down hill section and pulled away.

So what type of concealed carry options are there for someone in spandex that isn't I huge elastic belt holding in heat when it's already 90 degrees out? It wouldn't really have to be completely hidden either. If it stuck out a little on the right side, the chances of someone seeing it would be slim to none. The smallest hand gun I have is a Ruger SR40C, so it may require a purchase of something a little smaller too. But a reason to buy another fire arms wouldn't exactly break my heart either.

I'm open to any options or ideas.

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