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Old 12-01-07, 08:38 PM   #1
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Road train

It was going to happen, the question is, why did it take so long and why did I try it on a day when I feel so rotten?



and the movie version - the photographer has been spoken to but seeing it was his first time taking a movie, I've forgiven him ... sort of.



And the ride report? Quite stable and quite rideable. Mind you, going down hill was a lot better than going up hill I've only done 2km like this, but the experiment will be repeated in earnest in the near future.

You should have seen the faces lined up along the fence of the retirement village

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COOL pic. Looks like a Pomeranian bring up the rear. I'll bet your (grand)daughter loves the dog (and you of course)

edit - I appears from another post that it is indeed your daughter.
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Ah, those Auzzies, always got to be a bit different. But that's why we love them.
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COOL pic. Looks like a Pomeranian bring up the rear. I'll bet your (grand)daughter loves the dog (and you of course)

edit - I appears from another post that it is indeed your daughter.
Grrrr on the grand daughter bit I remember a couple of years back, the Lions club were prowling the streets with Father Christmas in tow, selling their fruit cakes. Their fruit cakes are as good as Mum's so I took the lass out to buy one ... and to let her say hello to the old bloke in the red suit of course. He said all the right things ... then asked if she was enjoying having a day with 'Granddad'. She corrected him immediately ... and his face went even redder It was almost worth it for that reaction

The wee doggie is a German Spitz - the Pomeranians were developed from the German Spitz, basically just the toy version of the GS that managed to gain a new name along with the new breed. He loves his rides in the trailer.

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It looks like everyone was having a great time....great pictures.
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I must say the lass is a cutie. And the wee doggie as well.

Great pics.
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Put a helment on that dog otherwise withstand the wrath of the animal rights folks!!!

Of course had it been me I probaly have bungeed the critter to the rack above the rear wheel and ditched the carrier.........just kiddin of course.
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That pic, and the movie version, just made my day. I'm not sure who's having the most fun, but that Pomeranian sure is grinning!
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Richard ...
great pic
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Great pic...

"Grrrr on the grand daughter bit "

Don't blink or the time will be here for you to...
the up side is then you get to ride with her
I blinked and the time went... so now I ride with her

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What fun!!! The pics and video made my day. And Leigh's is wonderful, too.
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Cute! Love the whole idea of a train -- and you all look to be enjoying yourselves immensely. Thanks for sharing!
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not to be the safety nazi but.....................the dog should really have a helmet on.















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Dude, you are sitting on your butt coasting and she is out of the saddle doing all the work, what is the deal?
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Then there's the Metal Cowboy...

http://www.metalcowboy.com/Gallery/G...anada/canada_2
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I saw the very same bike train this year at the Brandywine Tour, here in SE PA. I was put to shame as he/it passed me. I followed for maybe half a mile, but he slowly pulled away. I'm so slow.
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>Dude, you are sitting on your butt coasting and she is out of the saddle doing all the work, what is the deal?<

Man I didn't go to all that trouble of breading a strong granddaughter so I'd have to work
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Did you really put on the trailer for the dog?
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Riding a Tandem- I keep getting the comment that the Stoker is not pedalling. With a tag along- I think that is definitely the case. Then to pull a further trailer with a dog in it is lunacy.

Still- I suppose it is good hill traing as even the slightest slope must be a nightmare.


And staying on Family rides-- I often see family groups out with Dad riding a good quality bike and Mum with the youngster in the seat on the back of the bike. Only problem being that Mum has got the rubbish bike with the bent wheels and high gearing.

WHY?
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Good show, Richard. Nice way to get the whole fam damily on the road.
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Did you really put on the trailer for the dog?
Yeah. He likes his trips. How else is he going to get to soccer games? And you'll notice I didn't mention what a great chick magnet it is.

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what a great chick magnet it is.
How does the wife feel about this? Of course one "Hi Daddy" from your daughter will have you standing there alone.

My puppy is 90 lbs, so if wants to go anyplace, he can use his own four feet.
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