Get a can of "bear spray", at about $50 per can. He will not chase you again after a nice spray down. Pretty much industrial pepper spray.
Originally Posted by RoboStraub 919
Two things I can think of my dad who is an avid cyclist uses K9 specific spray deterrent. Something like pepper spray, but has some ingredients that drives dogs crazy I guess. (Not that regular pepper spray wouldn't)
Also, you could use a "non-lethal" bullet if you usually are carrying. i.e. Compound rubber. However, I dunno how laws are in Texas, but discharging a firearm in public/city limits back in my hometown is a big deal. Unless you feel that your life is threatened. I dunno, the first round in my "Home defense" magazine is rubber compound, the rest are Hollow's. Everybody deserves one chance. ha!
FYI, the "Bear Spray" and the "Dog-specific" OC spray are the same stuff that the cops carry and use on uncooperative people. it's not even better/stronger necessarily, just marketed for those other purposes.
I'm a bit unclear on whether this gigantic dog is just a nuisance or if your feeling threatened by it.
if it's a nuisance, call tha cops (again) and file an accident report...try to get some $$$ from the owners to replace your frame sliders.
if you are feeling threatened, then smack the thing with a 2x4 or similar blunt instrument, or OC spray it...these will work....or just shoot it. Yes, it's not really the dogs fault, but I wouldn't feel too badly about it. the cops should
back you up on it...but be sure you kill that sucker dead, don't just wound it...gigantic scary dead dog = credible threat, wounded doggie = sympathy for the "poor doggie" and it's owner. This will NOT endear you to your neighbor! If the dog's really a menace, its best you do it now, rather than wait for it to maul a 6 year old.
A few years back, I had to shoot my neighbor's German Shepard that was running loose. It was chasing my girlfriend's horse, and I had talked to the neighbor about it a bunch of times, called animal control, etc ... after I shot it, I picked him up and delivered it back to my neighbor, who I woke up to give the dead dog back. I wasn't even rude, just business-like. He called the Sheriff on me (no big suprise) but the sheriff didn't have a thing he could do to me about it. He also didn't want to ticket my neighbor, and that caused me some anger...so be it.
Goo luck solving this problem, make sure to let us know how it works out!