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Discussion in 'Hacks' started by PackMule, Dec 20, 2007.
He did watch "Christina" with me the other night. Perhaps he learned a thing or two...
Finally got my rig on the road today .
Here the passenger is practising leaning for right handers .
All in a days work for a German Shepherd .
Towser the lurcher, has doggles but prefers to ride with the soft top up in all but the warmest of days, they are a bit of an anomaly a soft working dog.
My dogs can't walk 10' on a leash without tangling them and me into one giant ball of leashes. However, due to riding so long in the hack, they took to being pushed in this 3 wheeled stroller pretty well. Darn dogs haven't learned to push the thing yet though. I usually take it for a mile long ride for evening exercise and everyone hoots at them being pushed inside it. I get almost as much UDF with the dogmobile buggy cruiser as I do with the dogs in my Ural hack. We enjoy walking at the Veteran's Park in Arlington, Tx.
I shot some video with Murph wearing a dog collar camera mount recently. Unfortunately, the collar mount was too big for his neck and let the GoPro slide down to the side too easily. I found a way to mount the collar with a harness and put it on his back for this video. Unfortunately, anytime he raises up I get a lot of sky shots to edit out of the film. Murph likes to duck down and look out the door of the hack, so some of the video shows more than just his hairy head. I may have to adjust the camera up a bit more to capture some better video, but it was fun in seeing things from his view. I may have to get Murph a buzz cut in the future though.
Had fun today with Murph riding and woofing. Dusty also woofed, but the camera was set with a suction mount to show how Murph usually rides in the hack.
So far with my Lurcher I have just been riding with the hood up on the sidecar. Turns out the hood has a top speed of around 70MPH, I looked down on my way back from work and the cover had blown right back and the dog was sat in unsecured he was good as gold and stayed tucked down behind the screen but it had me worried. I have now replaced two of the front side car tub to frame fixings with ring nuts on the inside so I have something to tie off too, I can also run one or two leads from the back under the seat. So do I run all of those to a central ring with a short lead up to a chest harness or the back ones to a chest harness and the fronts to his collar or all the leads straight to a harness. He seems to like to ride either totally on the seat or with his back end on the seat and his front legs on the floor looking out the screen.
My Border Collie 'Kipper' completed his first IBA SaddleSore 1600k (SaddleSore 1000 miles) ride last weekend. Not a bad effort for an 8 year old mutt.
Very cool. Did he get a certificate too?
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He will be on the certificate I receive, but cannot become an IBA member in his own right as a 'pillion'. He's done 13,000 kms in the rig since last Christmas, and many thousands before that in a pillion box on the back of the R1150GS and my earlier R1150R.
Posted elsewhere, but repeated here because this is the hack and pup thread ...!
Bruce getting his lean on ...
Last year my wife was attempting to adopt a German Shepherd. Many dead ends when dealing with many adoption agencies. We then inquired about a beautiful girl named Bella who was rescued the day before she was to be euthanized. She had recently had a litter and she was roughly 2 years old and was dropped off at a rescue shelter anonymously, that's all they knew about her. She was located in Tennessee and we in Massachusetts, so she had to transported up to the east coast. After many phone interviews, house visits and countless emails Bella "came home" just before Christmas. I can not say what a joy she is and how she has an endless abundance of love to give. She does not appear to have been abused or neglected - just abandoned.
Our last German Shepherd was my faithful monkey :) So naturally Bella would be offered the same position. It has been several months of baby steps into the sidecar, short trips up and back the drive way slowly up and down the street and this weekend we finally mustered up enough enthusiasm to take full on adventure ride! She loved it (how can't you right??!) Anyway enjoy some shots - Our ride was to the local rescue league fundraising event - how appropriate huh?
If you have the chance to adopt a pet please consider doing so, saving a life of an innocent animal is about the most selfless thing you can do.
This was her first big ride from this weekend: (My son at the Wheel in this shot)
Here's our Christmas card (with our two Pugs):
Lilly at our local unofficial dog park, behind the Texas Dept. of Transportation thus - TX Dog.
Messed around with the GoPro today and shot this while taking Bryson to the dog park.
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Nice video with the GoPro. Your dog looks absolutely in heaven riding in the car.
On you way to take a pic for another topic
Bryson must have a strong bladder - fifteen minutes ride just to have a leak..!!
...but in case anyone is interested, Doggles 40% off:
Kind of misleading since they raised their price 25% over MSRP.
That being said they are $4.90 cheaper than directly from Doggles but Doggles has a code for free shipping.
Got 'em from Amazon for under $10 with shipping.