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04-10-2014 08:08 PM
jocoyn Sorry apparently Google Voice does not know punctuation. I am talking to my phone. I now realize I have to dictate the punctuation marks.
04-10-2014 08:05 PM
jocoyn I got my first bike helmet in 1979.... I worked at a bicycle shop and I saw plenty including the one the guy brought in it was split into and covered in blood it saved his life when he went through the windshield of the car back then the helmet companies would give you a free one if you would return the broken one for research purposes
04-10-2014 07:23 PM
Curtis
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I had a friend cut off the snout of a dog (obviously not intentionally dog ran into his front wheel while he was on a fast downhill run...killed the dog and messed him up pretty bad)
Oh no. How traumatizing.


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04-10-2014 06:34 PM
jocoyn Mine is obedient on lead but I want both hands on the handlebars and know that any movement by the dog is amplified if you are holding a line not to mention heads can turn into wheels and cranks and that can be very nasty. From a physics standpoint, even though the tow bar is more expensive, I do like how it is mounted lower. I would not let the dog pull though and would use a heavy collar. (I have a 2 inch leather collar I would use)

I had a friend cut off the snout of a dog (obviously not intentionally dog ran into his front wheel while he was on a fast downhill run...killed the dog and messed him up pretty bad)
04-10-2014 06:19 PM
Amurphy26 I'm really excited by these reviews. I'm definitely going to look in to getting something for my bike. My GSD is a chaser of anything that moves but loved the bike run I took her on so hopefully something like this will help gets us out more often.


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04-09-2014 02:48 PM
kiya I've been taking the dogs out with my bike for years and only use my leash. Oh well!
04-09-2014 02:31 PM
Lark I am excited to see this thread. I bike ride with my GSD, but I just have him on a leash. I can't wait to get a walky dog or tow leash. It looks way easier.

My dog does ok with cats, but he really has it in for squirrels. Just holding the leash means I have to be on high alert for them as we ride. He has darted in front of the bike a few times, but neither of us were seriously injured. I think he has learned not to do that anymore.
04-09-2014 02:07 PM
Curtis Glad your bike arrived! I don't have gears, but everything is flat in Florida. I dont think I know what downtube friction levers are.

Hope you are able to get out and ride, it is so relaxing. Especially in the evenings here when it cools off. Our mornings are pretty much reserved for tracking and OB training. By the time we are done and he eats, then rests a few hours after eating, its too hot to do much, so we end up hiking trails under thick canopies.

Fetch and walks/rides will have to wait til the sun starts to go down.

Have fun!

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04-09-2014 01:28 PM
jocoyn Wonderful testimonial.....The stories on Amazon are equally as nice.

My "freebie" bike came yesterday and I got it together. Need to adjust one of the brakes tonight and air up the tires a little more but am getting back to riding around. Bikes have changed so much. It has clicks to shift gears (my only experience was the old downtube friction levers which had no clicks or stops-I did try bar end ratchet levers once but they were so unresponsive I got rid of them).

Of course I was hoping I could sit on the seat and put my feet on the ground but it is such an unnatural and uncomfortable position that I have the seat set like on my old road bike meaning I have to be off the seat and straddling the bar to touch the ground. At least I can keep both hands on the handlebars which are flat. So I am going to get really really comfortable riding again first!
04-09-2014 01:09 PM
Blanketback Very nice! I have a walk-dog type of attachment for my bike and I liked it so much I bought one for my brother's dog - I mean bike, lol.
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