Originally Posted by Airwick
Masiman, One question. This is the extended size doggy tote. She's beautiful but wondering how safe you feel it would be to tow across country with the two wheels and wide behind sticking out? I was thinking no problem for a lot of roads but made me nervous last night thinking about some of the roads we've come across on the Southern Tier.
I have the family model and use it for my kids. I have only pulled on shorter (50mi or less) local or supported rides. In some ways I feel a little safer with the trailer. People tend to give you a little more space. Frankly, I would liken it to just starting to ride on the road. You are very nervous at first. Every car seems too close. After awhile you think you have a sense that you will be okay. You come to accept that if you are going to get hit, there is nothing you can do about it and it will very likely not be your fault. Again, I don't have to go out on narrow roads as you might encounter. A narrow road would not be so bad. A narrow road with traffic and/or blind corners/hills....that would be nerve wracking. I hardly ever ride with the flag. I would if I were doing open road riding.
I really like that the trailer has 700c rims. If you are touring, it makes it alot easier if you have one size of tires and tubes for spares.
I just looked at your website. Very nice! You tour on your enlish style bike? You just don't see that here. I think you will really appreciate the weight of the dogs moving off the rack and into the trailer. Although they may seem so much more removed from you than you are accustom. Send me a PM if you plan on riding to the Wash DC area. There are some pretty good trails that can get you through the heart of the city (at least east-west). Both my neighbors have Jack Russel's.
Last edited by masiman; 02-09-07 at 11:29 AM.