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    Default New bike!

    My old push bike got stolen a couple of months ago. I was pretty devastated because I bought that bike in Belgium for lots of money and brought it with me on the plane over 10 years ago. But last week I bought myself a new bike. And it has fork and seatpost suspension, so I can ride it a bit harder on the dirt without worrying about my fragile bones too much. Yay!

    And I forgot how great it is to have a bike for dog walking. We took both of the dogs for a long ride. Banjo jumped into the pond into the neighbour's frontyard when we got back, she was that hot. :laugh And they both slept so soundly for most of the afternoon. And my daughter and I enjoyed it much more than walking.

    Banjo did lose us once, when she was chasing birds on the oval and didn't pay attention to where we went. I was yelling for her but she couldn't hear me and I could tell she had no idea which direction we had gone in. Fortunately, she doesn't panic when that happens like my previous dog would. I rode back until I was within hearing distance and she came running. After that I think she stayed pretty close for the rest of the trip.

    I look forward to longer and more pleasant walks with my new bike!

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    awesome stuff beloz..... i love taking jonah fora ride.... i know i cant run for 10 kms, but on the bike its not to bad....... jonah loves it too.... as soon as he sees me getting the bike out of the garage his tail goes 100 miles an hour.......
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    well wheres the pic of the new bike.. ?
    I am so terribly unfit, I would die if I tried to
    ride a bike.
    My kids school is like a 7 minute walk up the road
    and I have only ever walked them twice in the 12 years
    we have lived here..
    Infact, one time I walked up to the shop, 10 min walk and
    rang the husband when I got their to come pick me up..lol
    I am shockingly unfit...and I must admit it's embarrassing .

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    my OH and I got bikes recently, I remember them being a lot easier to ride, I nearly died the first time we tried them out. It appears I'm shockingly unfit as well now Lucky, lol, I was always full of beans as a kid though.

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    I wish i could do this with Mojo......he's a tyre biter no matter what i'm on. Bike, skateboard...even the ride on mower. Does my head in....so walking it is. Luckily he loves a loose lead as much as i do and rarely pulls. Although now he's discovered he can cock his leg like a boy dog should he stops next to every tree, bush, post etc, etc.


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    Banjo is mostly off lead when we ride, but I have been riding with the JRT on lead in parts and it is a bit of a shock when he decides to suddenly stop to mark his territory. Fortunately, my weight wins over his... But I always worry about hurting him. A bigger dog could easily pull me off the bike if they do that!

    I find riding less tiring than walking. I usually ride quite slowly when I'm with the dog. Though I love the occasional sprint and used to race my old previous dog home on the last stretch. She usually won... Once I've finished making the bike into a city bike (I'll post a pic then), I will start riding to work a couple of times a week. That will be a bit of a shock, because it means I will have to keep the pace up and it's a bit further too. But I love riding, always have.

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    Sean, Have you thought of trying a muzzle when riding a bike - muzzle on the dog I mean.
    Nev Allen
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    No i havnt mate ....i might just try that. He'd still get himself in the road of the bike but if i did it with the ride on mower i guess he'd get sick of trying and eventually leave me alone and then realise it wont work with the bike aswell while he's wearing one. Cheers for the tip !

    Now to find a muzzle.....


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    check your top draw....... im sure you'd have one in there
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    Thats better mate...LMAO. !!


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    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

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