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Old 04-22-07, 09:48 PM   #51
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That's not bad. If you attached the body harness at the bottom to the bottom of the mess bag it might be even better. But, I understand putting a hole in the mess bag might be a drawback. He might want to jump out after another animal.

I use a seat belt (body) harness here fastened at the bottom under his chest. I put a swivel on it so he can turn around. He can't get out but can stand, sit, and lie down.

Is that Bailey's water dish behind him? Awwww...I lubs the Bailey!! We need some video of Bailey in action. BTW, Bailey for president! Woof woof, woooooooooooooooof wo wo wooof!
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Is that Bailey's water dish behind him? Awwww...I lubs the Bailey!! We need some video of Bailey in action. BTW, Bailey for president! Woof woof, woooooooooooooooof wo wo wooof!
Yep that's for water and snacks. It turns out to be a big pain to undo the harness and put him on the ground for a fast drink or a snack. I have to be super carefull I have a lousy back. It makes a fast drink stop much easier and faster. And it does not spill into the trike when it is hanging off the back.
I don't remember if you saw any of his videos (not on the trike). The Youtube search engine should find them if you search
"2manybikes" or " Bailey Corgi Dog". There's maybe six (?) videos.

It's just getting nice here now, I will record him on a trike ride soon. Haven't decided how to do that exactly. Aim camera back while riding? I have a nice mini tripod that will attach to the bike anywhere.
Just thought of that now.

BTW it is totally hilarious if we are riding in the dark and another rider is nearby or coming up from the back. They REALLY don't expect a loud bark to come from something moving along. Passing someone is even worse. I need to video that too.
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awww man i opened this thread thinking this was about cyclists booting nasty yippy small dogs... dissapointed.
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At least one thing seems to be consistent among all races: Pretty girls are often the dumbest.
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awww man i opened this thread thinking this was about cyclists booting nasty yippy small dogs... dissapointed.
I think you're looking for the thread about people booting nasty cyclists who like to hurt dogs, dude. Try the search function.
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I think you're looking for the thread about people booting nasty cyclists who like to hurt dogs, dude. Try the search function.
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Yep that's for water and snacks. It turns out to be a big pain to undo the harness and put him on the ground for a fast drink or a snack. I have to be super carefull I have a lousy back. It makes a fast drink stop much easier and faster. And it does not spill into the trike when it is hanging off the back.
I don't remember if you saw any of his videos (not on the trike). The Youtube search engine should find them if you search
"2manybikes" or " Bailey Corgi Dog". There's maybe six (?) videos.

It's just getting nice here now, I will record him on a trike ride soon. Haven't decided how to do that exactly. Aim camera back while riding? I have a nice mini tripod that will attach to the bike anywhere.
Just thought of that now.

BTW it is totally hilarious if we are riding in the dark and another rider is nearby or coming up from the back. They REALLY don't expect a loud bark to come from something moving along. Passing someone is even worse. I need to video that too.
I'll try to remember to check YouTube but I tend to forget such stuff. I thought that waterdish was ready for Bailey to drink from while riding so he can be super relax and chilling in the backseat with a drink and shades on. Now you have to train him to wave a paw to all the ladies jogging and you're set. Come to think of it, a dog in the backseat is pretty cool. Looks better if you actually (not sure if you did already) make a rear gun turret for Bailey. Also a dog on a bike is good bio-security to a degree from having people want to steal your bike. Well some dogs probably won't do jack other then be a good audio alarm but some will jump the burgler if you can train them.

BTW what is the max size dog if you wanted a "tail gunner" (my new term for dogs in the backseat! ) on a bike that won't upset the balance of the bike when turning and such? I used to own an Airdale but she passed on two years ago. She was about ~50-55lbs. I'm thinking of raising another Airdale when the time comes and the bike thing really is interesting. Puppies are always chick magnets!
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At least one thing seems to be consistent among all races: Pretty girls are often the dumbest.
Not sure but that dog probably weights like ~7lbs I think. I never owned a toy dog before. I don't think the harness would hurt the dog of that size/weight as the pooch is not that heavy to cause harm. I'm sure it was just a snap shot of a moment she had the pooch up. I'm sure most poeple would have thier dogs walking on the ground and only carry them temporary/momentary to board a bus/call/etc.
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sexist and racist! good show.
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I'll try to remember to check YouTube but I tend to forget such stuff. I thought that waterdish was ready for Bailey to drink from while riding so he can be super relax and chilling in the backseat with a drink and shades on. Now you have to train him to wave a paw to all the ladies jogging and you're set. Come to think of it, a dog in the backseat is pretty cool. Looks better if you actually (not sure if you did already) make a rear gun turret for Bailey. Also a dog on a bike is good bio-security to a degree from having people want to steal your bike. Well some dogs probably won't do jack other then be a good audio alarm but some will jump the burgler if you can train them.

BTW what is the max size dog if you wanted a "tail gunner" (my new term for dogs in the backseat! ) on a bike that won't upset the balance of the bike when turning and such? I used to own an Airdale but she passed on two years ago. She was about ~50-55lbs. I'm thinking of raising another Airdale when the time comes and the bike thing really is interesting. Puppies are always chick magnets!

New Video all done! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMLQY4LlXFs Bark and Roll !

The trike is easier to carry a heavy load that moves around than a bike. Especailly when going slow in close heavy traffic. Bailey is about 34 lbs. I have seen another Corgi in a rear basket on a bike that looks as if the dog is a little heavier. Not sure. The trike basket is wide and Bailey can rush to one side to see something, the weight really shifts. I don't think a 50 lb tailguner would work. That much on the rear rack and the bike will want to do a wheelie. But the rear rack tail gunner had a narrow basket, maybe that is better.

I think you would need a kid trailer. Maybe an Extra cycle would be OK for a two wheeler.

I should put a little parasol in Baileys basket like a tropical drink.

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At least one thing seems to be consistent among all races: Pretty girls are often the dumbest.
Moronic men who really have a talent for opening mouth and inserting foot also seem to know no racial or ethnic barrier. How egalitarian.
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sexist and racist! good show.
Stereotypes often have roots in reality.

Which is one reason all those "dumb blonde" jokes are so funny; they're not too far fetched. Asians don't have blondes, they have the next best thing: the dumb pretty girl.... as shown in that pic.
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Moronic men who really have a talent for opening mouth and inserting foot also seem to know no racial or ethnic barrier. How egalitarian.
Well, join the party. You're sexist, and you put your foot in your mouth too, so you're not too far off,
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All of this may be true, Zeuser, and you are certainly entitled to your own opinions, as am I. I just want to take the time to extend my gratitude to you for making this forum a welcoming and positive place for the 5% of forum members who are women. I'm also particularly appreciative that you're doing your part to contribute to the sort of environment that makes women want to register here as a member and participate. Believe me, statements like the one you made yesterday really go a long way to make women feel like you and the other guys want us around. Thanks!
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Now you're really being a feminist. You know... there are plenty of dumb good looking men as well. It just happens that the pic was of a dumb pretty looking girl that's all.

Don't be a hypocrite. Everyone's a sexist and a racist in some shape or form. Anybody who denies it is living in a dreamworld. The important thing is to not turn your sexism and racism into fanatism. Being PC (Politically Correct) shouldn't obstruct someone's right to free speach. So long as said "free speach" isn't "hate speach", then it should be allowed. I don't believe any of my comments have so far qualified as hate speach, so I'm doing just fine.

I'm sorry if you somehow feel offended by my remarks but... you know... freedom of speach. If you want free speach, you'll have to tolerate someone else's free speach that goes contrary to yours. That's the price to pay!

And I don't think my remarks have anything to do with keeping females from joining the forum. You're drawing conclusions based on non-relevant facts.

Unlike you, I welcome all types of comments and remarks and won't try to suppress someone else's free speach because I somehow feel it will keep "my kind" from joining the forum.

That being said, go ahead and say what you want. Your perfectly entitled to do it.
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Those look cool! I have a 7# mini pin... I take her for a walk, and after a mile she wants me to cary her.... what a woose. Yep, Lucy is the only daughter my wife is going to get!
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Great ideas and a great read. Thanks to all!
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I don't think a 50 lb tailguner would work. That much on the rear rack and the bike will want to do a wheelie. But the rear rack tail gunner had a narrow basket, maybe that is better.

I think you would need a kid trailer.
I'm working with my puppy (ASCII, an 8 month old, 55 pound ridgeback mix who will get to about 65 pounds) so that she's not afraid of being around bikes, in hopes that I can haul her around on a Burley flatbed trailer in the future when she calms down a bit. There's no way I'd want her weight up high on the bike while riding.
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How to take the dog for a ride-baskets?

I've been searching the forum and can't find anything. Who out there takes your dog on rides? Do you have a basket or carrier? I have a 24lb Boston Terrier who loves to cruise on anything with wheels and I'm trying to find a way to take her. Thanks for any info.
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I've tried a number of alternatives before finally finding the right solution for me and my dog (25 pound cavalier king charles spaniel).

When she was a puppy she fit in my jersey pocket. Then we progressed to a front-pack. That didn't work because I had to splay my knees to pedal. So then I got a clamp-on basket for the front. 20 pounds of dog on the handlebar makes for poor bike handling. So then we tried a BOB trailer. I didn't like her being so low behind me. The final solution (and the one we've been using for almost two years) was to zip-tie a milk crate onto the rear rack of my touring bike. She loves it, I can touch and see her, and her weight doesn't effect the bike handling (except when she gets too excited about seeing a squirrel). About a year ago I had a custom rack made my Joesph Ahearns that includes a tubular basket with a wood panelled floor to replace the milk crate.
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Shaun, the guy on Cool Fuels on the Science Channel, seems to have some kind of open-top backpack for Sparky, his terrier. He rides everything from electric bikes up to electric choppers with him on the back on the show.
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Guy in the cube next to me has an 18 pound English Jack Russell which rides in a milk crate strapped to the CETMA front rack on his bike.

(I've got a 55 pound Ridgeback puppy, and I'm hoping by end of summer to acclimate her to riding on a flatbed trailer. She's way too big for any rack.)
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Front basket was awesome for my 12lb ****zu. I'd put her in a backpack inside the basket. Also carried her in a backpack on my chest when she was smaller.
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