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    Touring with TWO BIG dogs!

    These guys are hilarious! I can't imagine lugging two big dogs 17,000 km!
    WE DID IT! Our little family of four cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina! The trip of a lifetime for sure. www.familyonbikes.org

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    What could be more fun than touring with your dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris! View Post
    What could be more fun than touring with your dog!
    Yes, but I am waiting for the tell all tale (no pun intended) book scripted by the K-9's!!!! LOL
    05 Brodie Energy

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    Actually, one could have the dogs pulling their share. At least let them run (well trot rather) uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanM View Post
    Actually, one could have the dogs pulling their share. At least let them run (well trot rather) uphill.
    It appears that they do if you look at their gallery. The dogs seem to end up chained to the side of the bikes on the steep climbs.

    http://s457.photobucket.com/albums/q...lsize=db52.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by accordionfolder View Post
    It appears that they do if you look at their gallery. The dogs seem to end up chained to the side of the bikes on the steep climbs.

    http://s457.photobucket.com/albums/q...lsize=db52.jpg
    What the need to do is teach the dogs to pull them up the hill....now that would be impressive. But honestly Nancy I would rather tour with a dog than a couple kids anyday

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    We plan on touring with our dog soon. He's in between those two dogs' weight-size, by the looks of it. So, I'm feeling better about the prospect of my dog fitting in a trailer. We too, will have him run alongside us up larger hills, when we take him. We'll be riding our soon-to-arrive tandem and my wife is becoming more weary of the prospect of dragging the dog AND all his stuff around. So, here's hoping that the dog stays home.
    I like to ride bikes. I miss living in the city though, where it was all a bike's ride away. City dwellers: appreciate it. :D

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    I considered taking my 20 lb dog on our upcoming cross country tour - but decided against it. I figured the hassle of always making sure he was secure and safe would limit our destinations and freedom too much to make it worthwhile.

    My wife wishes I would take him with me, he barks a little too much when I'm not around.

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    Our poodle has been with us on 3 short tours now. He's a peach. He rides in the milk crate and chills for many, many miles.
    We got another now and I just started to condition her to the basket. They really keep the critters away from the tent!
    Here is a vid I made of him a while ago for our training stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/redstarp.../5/gYYk2cDmCf8

    At this point I don't think i could go without him!

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    Lol, that's a cute picture of them, they have a TON of stuff and those big furballs too. Can't imagine lugging those things up hills, lol.

    Combat decoy: Loved the video. You and your dog are best buds I see

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    Ive got a 210 Lb Mastiff. If I could figure out a way to get him on a trailer I would take him absolutely.

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    A *true* tour companion. One that loves you no matter how slow you cycle, bad your cooking is or bad you smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtclifford View Post
    But honestly Nancy I would rather tour with a dog than a couple kids anyday
    HA! I would love to tour with a dog - we had planned to take our (little) dog with us on this trip. That being said, I can't imagine lugging two fairly big dogs all over!
    WE DID IT! Our little family of four cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina! The trip of a lifetime for sure. www.familyonbikes.org

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    Just got a trailer for my dog and took him on it's maiden voyage today. He seems to like it. I didn't pick the trailer, it was gifted to me, so I'm not 100% about taking him on tour with it, but it's still a good starter trailer that will serve some purpose either way. Here's a picture, if I can get it to work...


    How well do those plastic mag wheels hold up? Terribly? Depends on treatment? It's a rubber tire with tubes, but the wheels itself is plastic I think.
    I like to ride bikes. I miss living in the city though, where it was all a bike's ride away. City dwellers: appreciate it. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by YULitle View Post
    Just got a trailer for my dog and took him on it's maiden voyage today. He seems to like it. I didn't pick the trailer, it was gifted to me, so I'm not 100% about taking him on tour with it, but it's still a good starter trailer that will serve some purpose either way. Here's a picture, if I can get it to work...


    How well do those plastic mag wheels hold up? Terribly? Depends on treatment? It's a rubber tire with tubes, but the wheels itself is plastic I think.
    your dog seems to be having a good time! you know, "juss chillin'"

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    The two dogs I grew up with, lost them to old age. They were the best companions anyone could ask for

    It must be awesome traveling with your best buds.

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