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Hughie
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:31 am

Megan, very nice and informative with the added pictures (the one of Cloud looks like he peed about 20 gallons).
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:50 am

Where do you guys get your mushers secret from?
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:53 am

I got it on Amazon, free shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:22 pm

Hughie wrote:
Megan, very nice and informative with the added pictures (the one of Cloud looks like he peed about 20 gallons).  

Pretty much sums it up, lol. He just gets so excited Smile

Ericobeasto wrote:
Where do you guys get your mushers secret from?

I bought it from here when I got my walky dog.
http://www.thedogoutdoors.com/mushers-secret-paw-pad-protection-wax.html
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:38 pm

What size of musher secret should i get. About how long does it last?
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:46 pm

Ericobeasto wrote:
What size of musher secret should i get. About how long does it last?

The medium size lasted me a year of normal use, until I went sledding. Then we were using it constantly with Cloud and the sammies, so for me the biggest jar will last me one winter. the medium jar will last me about 1 year of regular use.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:52 pm

I got a medium sized jar and I am still using it over half way full. But I only have one dog and just used it during the summer. But it lasts a long time and I use it very liberally.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:39 pm

Megan, Thank you for showing what amazing breed. We don't see very often over here.
Regarding the musher's secret, how often do you apply for them? every night in the winter period? and once a week in the rest of the year?
Also, I come across tuf-foot, do you have an idea for this product? It claims to helps the paws/ pads tender, I am not sure do we need it?
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:54 pm

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
Megan, Thank you for showing what amazing breed. We don't see very often over here.
Regarding the musher's secret, how often do you apply for them? every night in the winter period? and once a week in the rest of the year?
Also, I come across tuf-foot, do you have an idea for this product? It claims to helps the paws/ pads tender, I am not sure do we need it?

Personally for me, I just applied it right before we went sledding, rather than daily. I mainly used it for snowballing, so thats why I didn't apply it daily. I do use it in the summer though, daily, when the pavement is hot to help protect their pads. Although I walk them in early morning before the sun rises, and after sunset, to avoid hot pavement anyway.

No idea about tuf-foot.. hopefully someone else can chime in on that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:20 pm

Mobezilla wrote:

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
Megan, Thank you for showing what amazing breed. We don't see very often over here.
Regarding the musher's secret, how often do you apply for them? every night in the winter period? and once a week in the rest of the year?
Also, I come across tuf-foot, do you have an idea for this product? It claims to helps the paws/ pads tender, I am not sure do we need it?


Personally for me, I just applied it right before we went sledding, rather than daily. I mainly used it for snowballing, so thats why I didn't apply it daily. I do use it in the summer though, daily, when the pavement is hot to help protect their pads. Although I walk them in early morning before the sun rises, and after sunset, to avoid hot pavement anyway.

No idea about tuf-foot.. hopefully someone else can chime in on that one.

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:01 pm

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
Erica,

Would you mind to give a brief idea of the harness you have choose?

I haven't come across with this, does it gives better pulling or the opposite?

Only got it because Maggie had an x back with a belly band but kept backing out of it. I switched her to the recreation because of that. Also I was having a hard time finding harness that for her. It has nothing to do with pulling wise.
I buy mushers Secret with eBay.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:34 am

with x-back kind of harness the whole body is used for pulling and with harness like ManMat`s Long distance, only front part of body is udes for pulling.. that kind of harness is better for dogs who have problems with hips
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:36 pm

This is us (me, Paw Paw and Beowulf) bikejoring from 2-3 years ago, just to get an idea and see the X-back harnesses and lines taut in work. We now take all 3 dogs, and are about to add a 4th. Once I get a 4th harness, I plan to put the 2 huskies up front side by side, and my 2 GSDs in the back side by side. I'm so excited to take all 4 out together as a pointy-eared wulf pack and dog team!
 
Edit: oh, and I've never had any problems with the line going under my front tire, so we've never used a "noodle" or whatever people call it. My focus should be on my dogs as we run, and if they slow down or have to suddenly stop (to poo or whatever), my hands are on the brakes so I don't run into them. Plus, I want them pulling all of the time, so our line is kept taut to the best of my ability. I match their speed so they're constantly pulling my weight, and I only pedal when they require assistance up any hills.
 
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:47 am

Are we progress too fast, as we bikejoking almost 3 days a week, 2 miles each session? He seems really flat out these days and lost a bit appetite.
Da da Da.... Musher's Secret has arrived!
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This waxy product smells like a bit of lemongrass to me =D
I have just put this on my boy and he is really enjoy the massage like the other member's fur baby.
Can't wait to see the result!
Thank you all
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:04 pm

I took a picture yesterday when we were stopped.


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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:41 pm

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
Are we progress too fast, as we bikejoking almost 3 days a week, 2 miles each session? He seems really flat out these days and lost a bit appetite.
Thank you all

Well first how hot is it when you're biking? Maybe earlier/later times would help if its hot at the moment, I won't bike mine in temps over 60 degrees fahrenheit.

But if its not the heat affecting him, I would say maybe cut back to 2 days a week, although honestly that doesn't seem like too much as I started my guy about 2-3 miles 3-4x a week and it seemed a good starting point for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:07 pm

Hi Megan:

That's tricky as we just hit the border line of 60F ( 16 celsius). XP
Sounds like he needs to cut back a bit and spacing the gaps a bit further.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:39 pm

My Cascade Sled Dog Club recommends to NOT bikejor the pups in weather any warmer than 50F. I usually push the envelope and bike them when it is as warm as 65F, but not any hotter. And yes, we always aim to bike in the morning or evening, before/as the sun rises and after/as it sets. Running in the sun makes the temperature beat down on the dogs as they run, and even when the air is cold, the sun can make them really hot, specially the darker colored dogs with black or brown fur It just absorbs the heat and sun.
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:43 pm

Hi Erica,

Unfortunately, there aren't many soft ground for us to run. (Really want to join your trail, what a peaceful place) Majority we would be run on cycle path (hard surface), so we just have the Musher's Secret which is highly recommended from here. But do we need a booties? and would the dew claws be an issues?
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:23 pm

I do cycle paths too, I did one today. I use mushers secret, I have booties for snow but I use mushers secret like everyone else. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:49 pm

Smile noted
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:17 am

here is our weekend ride, 20km for 2 hours

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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:56 am

Da Dum....  sunny Just received this morning, surely both of us has been woke up by the postman Very Happy 
After an incident that happened to us a week before neither the rider- me  tongue  nor the runner- Charcoal's fault, we decided to give this a go and can't wait to try this out. So exciting!
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Hi, I have never done bikejoring or anything like it. I have a 5 month old Brittany Spaniel who has unlimited energy that I think might be great for bikejoring? Can someone tell me what is the first step in succeeding in bikejoring? I have seen a few videos on teaching left and right signals as well as stop ans so forth but was also hoping to find a mentor in or near Des Moines Iowa. I have always learned far better with a hands on class than one given over video. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bikejoring Newbie    Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:20 pm

welcome,
your Brittany Spaniel is to young to start biking with you, its best to let them grow to a yr old. you can start training the commands now while you are out walking to prep him for when he is old enough.
do some google searches for videos or look into some northern breed clubs in your area that do sledding or scooters and talk with them

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