Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's go for a ride

For my Birthday last year, Hubby bought me a cruiser bike. We were out of town for my birthday on memorial day weekend having a great time in Dallas with my college besties. When we got home I found a box on my front porch that had a bike on it.
(Here is where she lived before we got our dining table. This is before I tricked her out w/ a bike bell and sweet basket.) 

 I was soo excited. I wanted a cruiser bike for a long time. My ten speed from when I was 12, just wasn't working for me anymore. The chain keeps skipping, and Matt pretty much refuses to ride it at all, and when he does, it isn't very pleasant. The bike came with a front basket, a cup holder and a large rear, ready for a future basket for the pup. I haven't ridden it too much because I am waiting on Matt to finally get a bike as well, so we can ride together. Also, I didn't want to leave Mac at home while I was riding because I knew  he would love to ride with me (or so I imagine). We tried one of us walking him while the other rode, but it just didn't work out. So for Christmas, Matt got me a basket from Cynthia's twigs. We finally could ride together, Mac and I!

(Here she is tricked out (bling bling). I forgot to mention we put lights put on her since its a requirement in our city. So she now has a white laser beam in the front and red lights in the back that can flash or be steady. I feel nerdy and fancy at the same time.)

I got Mac to sit in the basket on our living room floor so that he could get used to it for a few days, and he did great. (treats helped)

(Doesn't he look excited? note the sarcasm)

 So the next test was putting it on the bike and walking him around on it. 

He did very well, so we set off on a ride up and down the street.  

Now look back at the pictures, it is so funny to see him looking at the camera in all of them. He cracks me up. Especially the one where Matt is riding down the street and you see Mac looking back. haha. It could be confused with his creepy stare. Either way it is pretty funny.

Here are some more recent pictures from our bike rides. Since Matt and I are training for a 10k in April,  Matt would run, and Mac and I would ride alongside him. We tried this for a few days, then Mac got kinda heavy going up hills that weren't even really hills. All I have to say, is that it is a great work out riding with a 16lb dog on your bike. 

I am also thinking that we should have gotten the front basket for him since he is very nosy and likes to see everything. He often rocks the bike back and forth because he is trying to see.  We are still working on that with him as well with him staying seated. We keep loads of treats in the cup holder and in our pockets when we go out. 

Has anyone else tried a basket for their pet on a bike? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

U need to rig up Mariamgely's bike for Gaston now. Mack looks so cute in his doggie basket. U look like an American Girl doll now with your bike and Mack.

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