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Old 11-28-07, 10:52 AM   #1
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Does Anyone Cycling With Pets

I often cycle with my yorkie in a pet holder on the handle bars. She loves to look around as we ride and she gets miffed if she sees the bike and I don't take her along. Anyone do anything similar??
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Old 11-28-07, 11:38 AM   #2
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oh yeah in the electro threads someone rides a corgi around

name is 2manybikes, dog is Bailey
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Old 11-28-07, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have a german-shepherd/huskey who trots along beside me pretty much everywhere I go. I can point to either side and give a command, letting her know what 'formation' I expect to travel in.

Not today though... the view outside is forcing me to consider cross-country skiis for my commute rather than the trusty bike. It's a blizzard out there! I just need to get her a "skijoring" harness so we can do this:

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We've got one dog that would probably love that, but I don't have a basket to suit. (Other dog gets carsick in the car, so not promising for him!).
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Old 11-28-07, 12:45 PM   #5
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found mine on line, not sure of the address though
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Old 11-28-07, 01:16 PM   #6
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'2manybikes' totes Bailey, a corgi
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Old 11-28-07, 03:56 PM   #7
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This past Sunday I saw a guy on an old 3-speed riding the bike path in Marina del Rey. He had two small dogs on leashes that were running alongside him on the grass next to the path. He also had a baby trailer attached to the bike; I can only surmise this was for when the dogs got tired so they would be able to get home without overdoing it.

My wife thought it was pretty cute.
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Of course. Got a trailer so the dog can sit in and ride. When I come to a big hill, out she comes with the harness to pull me up the hill. At the top, she gets back in.

Just kidding, but I have thought of it. I usually walk my dog with my bike. She is trained to be at the back wheel, about 2 feet from the bike. I typically have a leash on her, but when we get to the park, off comes the leash and we go fast.
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We've been subdivided out of the possibility of letting pets run loose, but when we were out in the country, a friend and I often took our dogs on mountain bike rides of 10-15 miles, and occasionally longer. I live in the Sierra near Reno, with climbs to 8000 feet all around, and the dogs easily kept up on the flats and climbs. We had to wait for them on the downhills, but they enjoyed the rides and usually wanted more.
These were good-sized dogs, a lab cross who could run like a greyhound and a husky mix. No experience with little yappers like Yorkies. Weren't they originally bred to be bait?
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My two dogs run next to me on a 6 mile out and back closed dirt road whenever I get a chance.
maybe once every 2 weeks or so.
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I take my ACD mountain biking most Sundays. He is good for about 6 miles.
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We've been subdivided out of the possibility of letting pets run loose, but when we were out in the country, a friend and I often took our dogs on mountain bike rides of 10-15 miles, and occasionally longer. I live in the Sierra near Reno, with climbs to 8000 feet all around, and the dogs easily kept up on the flats and climbs. We had to wait for them on the downhills, but they enjoyed the rides and usually wanted more.
These were good-sized dogs, a lab cross who could run like a greyhound and a husky mix. No experience with little yappers like Yorkies. Weren't they originally bred to be bait?


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Riding with My Dog

I have a 15 pound Jack Russel mix that I ride with when it is warm. I do it 2 ways. First, I purchased a pretty thick dog bed meant to be strapped down to the back rack that has a built in clasp to secure to the dog's harness. It cost about $50 and is pretty comfortable for the dog, but he is straped in. On two ocassion, my dog tried to jump out and was caught dangling by his harness bouncing off my rear wheel spokes. He probably won't do that again becuase I now also strap him down from the top of the harness to my seat post in addition to the the use of the clasp at the bottom of the bed that goes to his stomach.

More recently, I have attached a milk crate to my rear rack for commuting purposes and it makes it easier to carry the dog. I just put some cushioning all over the milk crate and then bungie an upside down wire sliding drawer that I got from the Container Store to the top of the crate and it is perfect. The system is very secure and safe and I don't strap the dog in. He is caged in. Works well but he cannot look out to the sides as I am riding the way he can on the dog bed. While safter, it doesn't seem to be as much fun for the dog. It works well and I get great complements eveywhere I go.

I just adopted a sister for this dog who is a little smaller. Once spring comes I am hoping I can fit her into a basket for my handle bars and ride with both at the same time.

We have taken rides to hikes and it is great!!! I love riding with my dog.
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Old 11-30-07, 02:32 PM   #14
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I've not tried it but have heard good things about the Springer.

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A friend of mine always carries her dog. It's one of those small, white dustmop imitators. Sometimes he rides in one of those grocery carrying panniers and sometimes in a backpack. Sorry, no pictures.
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My border collie is dumb and tries to "round up" the bike when we take her and tears up her pads on the asphalt. Though she is brilliant at everything else.
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My dogs weigh in at about 100 lbs each, not taking them on the bike, but I do see on guy on the road near my home pulling a burley-type kiddy trailer with what looks like a German Shepard riding in it. Riding around Portland, OR, i see lots of dogs in either baskets or trailers. But, Portland is kind of wierd (in a good way).
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Another cool Bailey shot - where is that - it almost looks like the Cape Cod Bike path, but you're in Rhode Island, right?
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bailey pic

looks like the cape but may be a bike trail in rhode island, i hear there are some great ones their
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good things come in small packages. and Chloe doesn't yap, she just rides along looking at the flora and fauna, she knows when she has a good thing.
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Another cool Bailey shot - where is that - it almost looks like the Cape Cod Bike path, but you're in Rhode Island, right?
Yes RI. This one is nicer than any of the ones on the Cape.
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Here is Chloe on her mountain bike.

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Here is Chloe on her mountain bike.

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Is that a regular bike bag?

I love riding around Truro if that's what your forum ID means. Have you ridden Martha's Vineyard?
It's the nicest I have ever seen.
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I don't, but I saw this picture of a monkey on the back of a bike. He could could come in handy to slap trouble makers and can serve as eyes in the back of head for bottle tossers.
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