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I bought a trailer for Torrey and a basket for Roxy a few months ago. We haven’t had the chance to really use them until now. Roxy loved the basket. It attaches to the handlebar of my bike and she had a great view. I did a lot of research before I picked this basket, as I wanted one that was safe and durable. I chose this basket, the Tagalong Sport made by the Solvit company, for all those reasons.
I 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 it gest too hot.
Torrey got her own chariot too, the Solvit Hound About bike trailer. 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 I 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 I kept the top zipped so she wouldn’t be tempted to jump out. She seemed to do better if she could see Al behind her, and eventually relaxed into the ride.
We stopped at the visitor center in Moose, but there are no dogs allowed in the park. So after a quick rest, we set off back to the campground. When we left to ride back home, I thought I 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. I finally got her settled and she was fine the rest of the trip back.
The more we use the trailer, the more comfortable Torrey is with it.