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Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 12:26
by Oscar 12345
Every now and again I do come up with some ideas that I think might be good.... garage and storage room is full of hardly used products and provides evidence of this. Have recently found myself thinking that it would be a good idea to get a bike with a doggy basket on the front so that Otto and I can go for a ride on quiet roads. Be honest now, what do you think? Good idea or silly idea, not mentioned to OH yet as I know what his answer will be. =))

PS not been on a bike for 20 years :-\

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 20:19
by Schnauzer Sam
Sounds like it would be a fun thing to try. If you do go ahead - you must post some pics or video.

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 13:47
by Oscar 12345
It looks like I have exceeded all expectations. OH thinks it is the daftest idea I have had to-date =))

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 19:42
by Dawnspell
OH wanted to do that with Barney but he was too big for the bike baskets. Yes specific ones do exist for dogs. I think you'd best get a bike first see how you like it :D

If you live in Lincolnshire brilliant idea anywhere else has hills not good =))

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 21:16
by Schnauzer Sam
I had an image come in to my mind about this today Julie. It was of you free wheeling down the country lanes, with Otto gazing out of the basket, your legs off the pedals out on each side with Sacha Distel singing Raindrops Keep Falling on My 'Ed.

I had a chuckle to myself wondering how these things run through our heads :))

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 10:18
by Oscar 12345
Sam =)) you missed the bit at the end where I casually turn my head to look at what Otto is barking at and end up ploughing into the back of something. Have been told there is no room in the garage for any more rubbish :(

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 01:25
by Harley
My last 3 miniature schnauzers all enjoyed bike rides in the cargo basket of my 3 wheel adult trike... loved the wind in their face!! My newest mini is Harley... with a name like that he was born to ride!! Might have to get him some goggles... B-)

Re: Bikes and dog baskets??

Posted: 20 Dec 2020, 21:53
by Valentin01
I had a bad close call. I put my dog in a basket secured with a leash which I thought was short enough to keep her from jumping out - WRONG! Instead of leaping forward like I thought she might, she flipped over backwards and managed to hang herself out the side of the basket. Her legs got scraped by the front spokes before I could stop. I was lucky. If I'd been going faster she could easily have broken her leg or worse. Needless to say, the rest of the ride was nearly as traumatic for the both of us. I did realize after this that you can tie off the BOTTOM of a dog's HARNESS - don't even try it with a collar - and indeed make it impossible for them to climb or jump out of the basket. Of course they won't be able to move around much. to You also have to ride within you and your dog's combined limits. I wouldn't do it in traffic of any kind. And besides, my dog hasn't been bugging me to go for a ride.