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    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
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    Problem - Solution.

    Problem - Can't pick up dog anymore, back and neck problems.
    A ramp made from any material that gets the dog up into the basket weighs
    as much as the dog. Too heavy to lift and a pain to carry on a ride. I made a
    few different ramps last year. All too heavy.

    Solution - Lower entry height to basket, make shorter ramp.
    A door in the back of the basket lowers the entry height.
    The shorter new ramp is light enough for me to lift, and fits folded under the
    basket for travel.

    Why didn't I think of this last year? ~!@#$%^&*()_+_)*&^%$#@!



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    Get a chichuahua . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Get a chichuahua . . .
    Excellent ! Why didn't you call me last year ?
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    Awesome.
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    I have a problem with my hands and sometimes I can barely lift Buster into his basket.



    He's lost the use of both of his back legs so a ramp wouldn't help us.



    He loves bike rides and goes crazy if I leave on one of my bikes without him.
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    Now you need to rig up a treadmill that drives the rear wheels so Bailey can help with the riding...

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    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear about his legs and your hands. I bet he loves the trike. It must be the highlight of his day, not being able to walk around. I wonder how many dog-trike owners are on this forum? There are two or three others where I ride.
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    Yo 2many, had not spotted you and Bailey on the bike path lately. Glad you 2 are rolling again.

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    Dog caretaker...for some reason the old girl is afraid of bikes.

    But! Will haul ass a 1/4 mile for a 100' ride on the golf cart

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredfoxterror View Post
    I have a problem with my hands and sometimes I can barely lift Buster into his basket.



    He's lost the use of both of his back legs so a ramp wouldn't help us.



    He loves bike rides and goes crazy if I leave on one of my bikes without him.
    Maybe pull next to a deck or porch for loading? Kind of like a loading dock?

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

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    Love these dog-kids!

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    2 manybikes, that is truly awesome and deserves the smile of the day award............

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    Yo 2many, had not spotted you and Bailey on the bike path lately. Glad you 2 are rolling again.
    Thanks.

    Bailey gets pretty hot if it's much over 70F. The new rig has only gone a few blocks. As soon as it is close to 70F we will be riding. I worry that I may have overheated him in past summer days

    PS I got a new Fuji Feather from Art. http://fujibicycles.com/bike/details/feather
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