During this year’s Transcontinental Race I was chased by countless packs of dogs and was very traumatized by it all. There is nothing worse than having food poisoning, being exhausted from cycling 24+ h, and trying to dodge dogs. I fantasized about what to do with them but some of my more effective solutions—like taking my rifle with me—are not feasible. Let along legal. So I’ve decided to try a very, very loud horn—at around biting level.
After doing a lot of research I found the Hornet 140 decibel horn which claims to be the loudest bike horn you can purchase. It is seriously loud. To the point where it hurts. I ordered the horn with an extra-long trigger and that allowed me to mount the horn anywhere on my bike. I put the trigger up at the handlebar. The photos below show my setup. Will it work? I have no idea. Hopefully I will not need to find out. But one thing I do know, is that any dog that has a go at me will at least have trouble hearing cyclists in the future!