Along the lines of slowing down, then speeding up to confuse a chasing dog, I've been told to slow down, speed up over and over again until the dog loses interest. If the dog is committed to the chase, you get a fantastic workout. I've only had a couple chances to try it on my pedal bike, thankfully, and it's been successful. I want to learn more about this counter steering. Could have come in handy a couple of years ago in Maine as I rounded a bend going to 35 mph on my road bike to see a gray squirrel undecided if he should dart back into the woods or cross the road. He chose the latter and I squarely ran him over at the front shoulders with both wheels. Tough little guy, no sooner than my back wheel was off him, he was scurrying back into the woods. I'd recommend Trek bikes and have had two mtn. bikes by Jamis. Made in NJ, I believe. Solid frames.