Enthusiasm on Wheels
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Bikes: 1953 Schwinn Debutante, 1971 Hercules 3-speed, 1973 Schwinn Suburban, 1990 Huffy White River, 1990-something Bianchi Advantage, 1996 Trek 800
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My boyfriend is considering taking the framework of an old Burley trailer and attatching a travel-crate to it for the dog to ride in. Then you don't have to worry about your dog getting a wild-hair and bailing to go chase a squirrel.
I used to ride with the family dog in my handlebar basket when I was a kid...our dog was about a 15-pounder. It was no problem, but there are safer, saner ways.
Nowadays, I would totally want to be sure the dog couldn't bail. Monika was good about staying put in the basket, but some dogs are way more impulsive. I'd definitely prefer to go with some kind of trailer/kennel combination. Even a crate on a BOB would probably work pretty well, if you lashed it down well.