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Old 05-12-04, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dexmax
I would like to take my dog along..
But... he is a 68lb golden retriever!!! any sugestions?
How about a trailer? I've seen people do that around here and the dogs seem to really enjoy it.
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Old 05-12-04, 04:52 PM
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A couple in our bike club always take their pet with them on rides. Their previous dog had over 20,000 miles, but he had to be put to sleep last winter due to a health problem. Buster is on a short leash inside the crate just long enough for his head to clear the top. BTW Buster has about 800 club miles this year.

http://aabts.org/newsletter/may04.pdf Scroll down for a picture of Buster's first ride.
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Old 05-12-04, 05:13 PM
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if anyone is interested in a trailer, this would be great for a larger dog....and, it may be for sale...

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Old 01-14-07, 11:01 AM
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I have a German Shepherd, and I'm pretty sure I won't be carrying him on my bike any time soon. But I just read about a new device for running your dog. Have any of you tried the "Springer" coil-spring? Sounds interesting, and I'd like to talk about it at my German Shepherd Dog club I belong to.

http://www.springerusa.com/
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Old 01-14-07, 01:24 PM
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I have a 90 pound black lab/border collie mix I pull around in a Burley d'lite. I just say "wanna go for a bike ride?" and he is jumping all around, all excited.

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Old 01-14-07, 08:25 PM
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My hund loves to run with the bike. I keep him on a medium length lead, held by my left hand, and I train him never to cross the line of the front tire. I make sure he stays in the quadrant between the front tire and my left shoulder.

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Old 01-14-07, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jfmckenna
I saw a guy cruisin down the highway on a hog with a dog layed out on the gas tank. That would have been a picture. But anyway I don't have a dog anymore and my cats would disown me if I tried a stunt like that
You could wrap the *****cat around your neck as pictured:
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Old 01-18-07, 03:57 PM
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Old 02-21-11, 04:11 PM
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Hey, bouncybouncy, that looks perfect for me and my Shih-tzu. What' brand is it and where did you get it, if you don't mind sharing. That's why I joined this bike forum, to find a good idea for a bike seat/carrier for Sheba, who weighs about 13 lbs. A front basket is too unstable. Rear trailer I have tried--too distant for me. I'm pondering getting a trike, like some pictured here, or even a recumbent, with the springer or run-alongside leash. One that looks promising on Amazon is the Lets Go PetWalker for Bicycle. Amazon also has the springer for running alongside, with different sizes depending on how low to the ground your dog is.
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Old 02-21-11, 09:23 PM
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At least one dog did a century ride with his owner at the recent Tour de Palm Springs
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Old 02-22-11, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Cosmoline View Post
My hund loves to run with the bike. I keep him on a medium length lead, held by my left hand, and I train him never to cross the line of the front tire. I make sure he stays in the quadrant between the front tire and my left shoulder.
I used to ride with my sheltie running along side. That was till the day that she looked back, saw a pack of dogs a block behind us and ran under my bike. Fortunately she survived. The bike dropped, and when I stopped, I saw her running at top speed for home, while I picked up the wreckage.
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Old 02-23-11, 11:37 AM
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Our Shih-Tzu just got this trailer for Christmas 2010. We rented one for her on a Mackinac Island trip and she loved it so much, I got her one of her own off craigslist.
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Old 02-23-11, 12:01 PM
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TZUUUU!
My dog really wanted me to get her a Globe Live 3, and I could be happier. (Err... I mean she couldn't be happer.)



It came with a sturdy porteur rack. The rack is rated by the mfr at 20Kg, but I've carried cases of paper, worn-out HP Laserjet4 printers, and lots of stuff much heavier than the rating with no problems so far.


The dog bed was an accidental color match. The nice lady at my local pet store measured the rack and ordered it for me, and it slid right in, with no mods or straps needed. It's great because strangers frequently comment what a great idea that someone finally created a dog-bike.


Plus it also comes with a little picture frame on the headtube, so you can insert a picture.

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Old 02-23-11, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Janelizo View Post
Hey, bouncybouncy, that looks perfect for me and my Shih-tzu. What' brand is it and where did you get it, if you don't mind sharing. That's why I joined this bike forum, to find a good idea for a bike seat/carrier for Sheba, who weighs about 13 lbs. A front basket is too unstable. Rear trailer I have tried--too distant for me. I'm pondering getting a trike, like some pictured here, or even a recumbent, with the springer or run-alongside leash. One that looks promising on Amazon is the Lets Go PetWalker for Bicycle. Amazon also has the springer for running alongside, with different sizes depending on how low to the ground your dog is.
BouncyBouncy's post count is 43, and this post is from 4 years ago, so you may not get a response. But if you ask me, it looks like a regular child carrier - here's a selection from REI.
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Old 02-24-11, 12:04 PM
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Currently, I use an Outward Hound Legs Out carrier when riding with my Pomeranian. Started her out using a rucksack, but she decided off the bat that she did not want to see where we had been, but where we were going. Since she rides up front, she also wears a pair of Doggles ILS and a 'bike helmet' made from a plastic wiffle ball.
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Old 02-25-11, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cycletourist View Post
Min-pin = miniature pincher. The most annoying little dog on earth.
Quoted for truth. I hate those little bastards, and I own a mini-daschund.

On my long bike, I have a large Wald basket that mounts to the fork eyelets. I lay some cardboard in the bottom and then place a blanket on top. Her harness then clips to the basket. Doesn't give her a lot of room, but she still manages to wobble the fork a bit if she sees a squirrel. Put her in that for a ride to the local park, and then let her out on a leash, and do laps around the park with her running on the right side. Then back in the basket she goes and we ride the roads home.

If and when I ever go on a tour, I'm hoping to bring the little ***** with me.

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Old 02-27-11, 05:44 AM
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I have seen a number of people do it. I saw a guy who had rigged up a little wooden platform on top of his rear rack. His Jack Russel Terrier used to sit there. He was on a short leash. If he fell off, I guess he would strangle. I guess he never fell off. But I was on a multiday ride with them once. The little dog looked very happy with the arrangement. Who am I to question it?
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Old 02-28-11, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for all the responses to my question about carrying a dog while biking. Love the pictures!
Just some ideas: the Springer and other attached "leashies" have a rigid bar that keeps the dog away from the wheels, with a little play with an adjustable leash extension. If I keep her on a harness instead of a neck collar, she won't choke or strangle if she slips out of a basket. Also, if she goes swimming, I can drag her out or up the bank by the harness. Would never go back to a collar, ever!

Just my opinion.

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Old 10-14-11, 09:08 AM
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Here is a pic of me carrying him in his trailer while touring

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Old 10-14-11, 01:58 PM
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I don't have a dog, but I know someone who carries his dog in the front basket of his bicycle.
Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
What do you carry in that plastic casing that is mounted on the left side of the handlebars? Is it pepper spray to back off bad dogs?

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Old 10-14-11, 02:36 PM
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SIDE CAR!

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Old 10-14-11, 05:20 PM
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Here are my two guys!

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I've also got a picture on the computer from the movie Beethoven about th St. Bernard. There's one scene in the movie here Charles Grodin is biking with a full grown Beethoven riding behind in a trailer.
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I want to see him ride That bike in Those pants.
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Old 10-17-11, 02:44 AM
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I used bungie cords to hold an old oak basket on the back of my mom's rear rack for her 5 pound mini shih tzu. She just lays down back there or pops her head out once in a while. I take my pitbull out for rides all the time, but he runs next to me. I just hold his leash with my hand....and he can definitely pull me!
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Last year I rode the week-long Bicycle Tour of Colorado ride. Some folks brought their Chihauhau (sp?) dog along. (I think they had a family member with a car along too.) They had the dog at their tent place in the evening. I saw the gal climbing Wolf Creek Pass with the dog in a rack trunk. I think she passed the dog to a family member in the car before riding the descent.
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