Two Wheel Tuesday: Leash 'em

Question: Why is it that when a place, in this case a park, experiences a new influx of large numbers of pedestrians, or hikers / trail walkers, there is an invariable and corresponding increase in the numbers of leash-less dogs? Look, people have long walked their dogs at Bonelli but, until last autumn or so, those dogs have almost always been at the end of a leash. Then, when the LA Times ran an article on what a great place the park is to hike in, and people suddenly "discovered" it, I started to see more and more off-leash dogs. There were three last night, but the worst were the two nervous little things, like squirrels on a street, that could not make up their minds about which side of the trail (and it was a true trail at this point) they should get out of the way to. Finally, I had to just stop, at which point the owners said "sorry." Why is it so hard to keep your dogs leashed in a public park? Trail etiquette!? Auugh!

Thankfully, it was Two Wheel Tuesday, and Las Hermanitas Tacos with a glass of the La Verne Brewing Company's new stout (you need to update your list guys, I don't see it on the website or F-book page), and a table shared with Ross and John was all I needed to get my mood back on track. Thank goodness for that.

last rays

purple mountain majesty

fence line single track

glory be

i was there

last dirt hill


  1. Unfortunately, this is a problem in almost any park. I'm not a dog person either, which compounds my frustration, and honestly I really don't want to hit a dog. The dogs are at the losing end too - they have a hard time deciding where to go - when their owners should be deciding that for them...on the end of a leash.

    1. Yes, you can't blame the dog for following scents, it's what they do. Always up the owner to be in control.


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