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Old 06-04-19, 08:18 PM
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That's what I meant, somehow I remembered you using a trailer.
I don't remember what I did yesterday.
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Old 06-04-19, 08:41 PM
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I like the idea of a wire cover both to protect the pooch in case of a crash and to keep her from jumping out. I also like the trikes, which provide a nice platform. And especially the recumbent trike which has the added feature of better visibility for the passenger, but don’t see one in my future. I’ll look for a front basket with a cover.
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Love the pics in here! We have a Dachshund mix and a black lab mix. I take 'em both on my e-bike:
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I just returned from a quick holiday in Ireland and did IN FACT see a dog in a front-mounted milk crate a bike returning to Galway from Roundstone.

https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4355...7i13312!8i6656

right there in fact.

Didn't have time for the camera ... but I am now convinced that it is possible
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Our dogs are always 40+ pounds but I would adopt a small dog just so I could put it in a front basket with sunglasses. When I see them, they always seem to be enjoying themselves.
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Old 06-07-19, 08:59 AM
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Ms. Minnie on ATX Social Ride

Here is a photo of my friend, David and his dog, Minnie. Photo taken last night on the 10th Anniversary ATX Thursday Night Social Ride and posted with his permission.
She is a 13 year old rat terrier. Ms. Minnie has ridden with David all of her life, I do believe.
She has a milk crate lined on all sides and bottom with foam and rides in the back.
The bottom has a double layer of foam padding. David can put a freezer pack between the layers to help keep her cool in the summer or a heat pack for the winter.
She rides on the back of David's XtraCycle. Still, most folks I know that take small dogs with them on the bike use front baskets.
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Old 06-07-19, 09:45 AM
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I wonder if these dogs prefer a ride on the bicycle over a ride in the car?
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Here is a photo of my friend, David and his dog, Minnie. Photo taken last night on the 10th Anniversary ATX Thursday Night Social Ride and posted with his permission.
She is a 13 year old rat terrier. Ms. Minnie has ridden with David all of her life, I do believe.
She has a milk crate lined on all sides and bottom with foam and rides in the back.
The bottom has a double layer of foam padding. David can put a freezer pack between the layers to help keep her cool in the summer or a heat pack for the winter.
She rides on the back of David's XtraCycle. Still, most folks I know that take small dogs with them on the bike use front baskets.
What is that place? Looks like a giant warehouse without walls, I guess so people can play pickup bball even if it's raining? Or in the shade when it's hot?
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What is that place? Looks like a giant warehouse without walls, I guess so people can play pickup bball even if it's raining? Or in the shade when it's hot?

It is a tarp covered basketball court at Metz Park in Austin. There is another court nearby, at same park, where we have bike polo practice and matches. Then again, we also have kayak polo and unicycle football leagues, here.
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Old 06-07-19, 10:24 AM
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Basketball Bikes ???



My kids play basketball on rollerblades at this court as often as they can.
At home, we play basketball and throw the football on CycoCycles. We have four of them....

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What is that place? Looks like a giant warehouse without walls, I guess so people can play pickup bball even if it's raining? Or in the shade when it's hot?
I realized I was mistaken when I said a tarp roof.....think it used to be.
After looking at a few more photos, clearly these courts now have a metal roof and so yes, rain or shine.
This photo was taken before the lights auto shut off at about 9PM.
Lights went out and we stayed for another 20 mins or so before continuing the ride.
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Old 06-07-19, 02:16 PM
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I’ve always wanted to visit Austin. Looks like a good turnout for the event. The ACA Texas Hill Country Route is on my bucket list.
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Basketball Bikes ???
"Nothin' but net!"
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Old 06-10-19, 12:54 PM
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I have not tried this... but it looks like the dog likes it:

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Installed a Topeak front basket. Itís fairly small, but so is my pup. Easy to install, but a little too bouncy, such that every small bump is exaggerated. Iíll see if a strap will help stabilize the basket or else it will be returned. The puppy liked it a lot, but wanted to climb out all the time, so Iíll have to clip her in somehow with a harness. The basket simply comes off the mount making removal a cinch.


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^^^WIN^^^

That is the cutest puppy
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Installed a Topeak front basket. Itís fairly small, but so is my pup. Easy to install, but a little too bouncy, such that every small bump is exaggerated. Iíll see if a strap will help stabilize the basket or else it will be returned. The puppy liked it a lot, but wanted to climb out all the time, so Iíll have to clip her in somehow with a harness. The basket simply comes off the mount making removal a cinch.


Get a car seat belt Harness. One that has a strap in front of his front legs and another behind them. this passes under his chest. Fasten a ring with a swivel built in (Home Depot ) to the middle bottom of the basket.Then get a screw together carabiner, or what I have, a small screw together/apart chain link. Also home depot. The chain link takes longer to unscrew. The one I have is stainless. I like the chain link better.
With the short legs like his, and the swivel he can sit stand and turn around like my Corgi. test carefully to be sure he can't get out.
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Get a car seat belt Harness.
Personally, I don't like or use a harness to lock in my dogs. I have spent a lot of time training them to stay in the basket. If I'm hit by a car or fall down, I want them to be able to jump out. I think there's a greater chance of injury if they're locked in during an accident. I also hold their leash while I'm riding.
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[QUOTE=alan s;20982664]



OMG! Cuteness overload. Name?


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OMG! Cuteness overload. Name?


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Her name is Poppy, and she get tons of attention wherever I go. People come up and want to pet, hold, take pictures and take her home. Over the weekend I took her to Starbucks and was practically mobbed. OK, thatís a bit of an exaggeration, but she is definitely a starlet. Kids get really get excited to interact, and she reciprocates.

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Saw something like this last week on the path...

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