so i'm cruising along and up ahead i see this big dog sprinting down a long lane toward the road ahead of me. he stops and crouches looking ready to attack, directly in my path. since he's looking very aggressive and not barking i decide not to run and give him a target to chase. he barks and jumps all around me, so i just walk and try not to turn my back on him. not much fun, but i didn't fear for my life.