Dogs on Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Photos' started by gec343, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    Just been catching up on this thread, been busy finishing our Africa trip and then needed to work since we were completely broke when we returned to Europe.

    The dogs loved Africa and had no problems getting back into Europe and the UK. We flew from Egypt to France and then took the ferry to the UK. The UK require dogs to go as cargo rather than checked luggage and we don't trust transport companies with our dogs so want to have them with us until the very last minute, so a flight into Paris, one way hire car to the ferry, ferry as a foot passenger and then train to London. That was back in December and we still haven't prepared our bikes to ride legally in the UK, Africa did kind of kill them a little but they can be fixed once we find the time.

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    We were all very tired by this stage but still excited, we'd been doing it tough in Africa for over 12 months and travelled through 25 countries from Morocco down to South Africa and back up.

    Our Dog Carrier project is back up and running, we've secured a government assisted startup loan to allow us to go straight into production rather then trying Kickstarter again. Unfortunately we've probably missed the riding season but will start sales anyway and offering a huge discount to anyone who preorders. The carrier is made entirely in the UK and I've been working with some of the best engineering companies in Europe to ensure the quality of the product.

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  2. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Follow the packtrack on Instagram as well; if I ever start traveling with as smaller dog than Charlie Bravo, I may have to consider one of their rigs myself... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Kind of makes you wonder if CB ever goes back in her mind to the hell she lived through and thinks " man I sure do have a good life now"

    Because she has truly been on both sides of the fence.
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  4. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I've taken her back out to "the spot" many times on our trips through there to scope out any other possible dumpees, and you would think that the big doofus was going to Disneyland for all the angst she shows... her book is coming out this week, as soon as we get the cover issues resolved; self publishing is a beeyotch [​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. gec343

    gec343 Long timer

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    Will the book be on Kindle too?
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  6. shakeybone

    shakeybone Long timer

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    Let us know when the book is available and how to get it. I want one.
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  7. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Yep, just as soon as I get the cover squared away... and to think that the whole story started right here on ADV with a post on JoMomma, "insert your rant here". I was prepared to take it in the flanks from those guys in the basement, but still just had to vent; to my surprise, those FF's manned up like I have never seen, and I give them full credit for helping save Charlie's life. Now she has 27k followers on her FB page, but the guys and gals over here are my blood, and I'll never forget it. Charke the effing diem... [​IMG]

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  8. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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  9. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    How was the self publishing route? I might have to chat to you about doing something similar. No time at the moment though, will be a few years probably, we have a lot more travel to do yet anyway. Can't wait to have a read.

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  10. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    PM or call me any time, don't want to derail the thread anymore than I already have... I will say that it appears that, as in most things in life, the deck is always stacked in favor of the house; I decided to go the self publishing route as I could do print-on-demand and not have to buy a closet full of inventory. The downside is that the profit margins are not where I think they should be, but there you go. anyone else that has any input on this, would love to hear it...

    Now, back to the pics....

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  11. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    Serra da Leba, Angola

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    In the middle of Nowhere, Namibia (we did eventually find Elephants, a huge herd crossed in front of us, luckily the dogs stayed quiet).

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    Cape Agulhas, South Africa

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    Ethiopia
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  12. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    Then there was this day, we managed to get a free ride on a military plane in Angola. The photo's were not allowed so were done on the low down and not as good as we'd of liked. There were hordes of people on the flight with us that we believed were illegal immigrants from the DRC but we don't really know.

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    The dogs sat in the Hilux with some friends we'd made no long before.



    For the landing I had to stand outside the Hilux, when will you ever have another opportunity to stand completely unsecured during a landing.
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  13. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    That was a long day, we didn't include the GoPro footage in that video so here it is raw, we ended up riding side by side at 20km/hr for the last 25km, we got to our destination exhausted and drenched but proud we'd done it.

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  16. ThePackTrack

    ThePackTrack Been here awhile

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    I compiled the various legislations from Europe, the US and Australia after being told many times (by the misinformed) that having a dog on a motorbike was illegal in certain countries. I've searched long and hard and I'm yet to find any policy anywhere that states such laws, if anyone has more information then please let me know and if anyone has a policy that can be added to my list please share. I've tried to only use links to government websites so that I'm quoting fact and not someone else's interpretation.

    Click the link below to view the list.

    LEGISLATION REGARDING DOGS ON MOTORCYCLES
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  18. IronButt70

    IronButt70 You don't have to be crazy to do this but it helps

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    IMG_0473[1].jpg Just some I’ve captured during my travels.

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  19. fotokrvo

    fotokrvo Adventurer

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    I shot this at a recent ride it. That's one luxury accommodation!
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  20. Jimmythechiz

    Jimmythechiz Been here awhile

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    Was that one on here quite a while ago? I recognize the dog.This pic shows it better.