Yep, we went for a bike ride last Sunday. Mom bought a trailer for Torrey and a basket for me a few months ago. We haven’t had the chance to really use them until now. I loved the basket. I was on the handlebar of moms bike and I had great view and a comfy seat. Mom did a lot of research before she picked this basket, as she wanted one that was safe and durable. My basket is made by the Solvit company.
We really like this particular basket because it has a bracket that keeps it stable on the bike, plus it’s sturdy on the bottom. It also has three nice pockets for storing stuff, and a sun shade attachment if I get too hot.
Torrey got her own chariot, well mom called it a trailer, but I thought it looked like a chariot. She was pretty unsure about the whole thing. It’s been said before, Torrey is a creature of habit. Anything new and different is not her idea of fun, until she gets used to the idea. When we first got the trailer mom rode around the block with her, but that was about it. This bike ride was 10 miles, one way out to Moose.
On the way there we kept the top zipped so she wouldn’t be tempted to jump out. Mom and dad figures out that if dad rode behind mom, who was pulling the trailer, Torrey would relax more. But if dad went in front and Torrey couldn’t see him, she got all nervous and stuff.
We stopped at the visitor center in Moose, but surprise surprise, no dogs allowed. So we hung around outside while dad visited with an artist friend of his who was doing a demo inside.
We then left and went to Dornans, just up the road, and stopped for lunch. They had an outside patio so Torrey and I got to be there too. I guess the food was really good, I wouldn’t know though.
When we left to ride back home, mom thought she would try and leave the top open and buckle Torrey in. That way she could poke her head out and see what was going on. That lasted about 1 minute, even though she was buckled in, Torrey kept trying to climb out. After they got everything and everybody settled we headed home. It was a really nice fun way to spend the day. I think the more Torrey goes in the trailer, the more she will like it. Personally, I had a blast.