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PostSubject: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Hey guys. I've been doing the rollerblading thing with my two (mostly my male, since Jenna is still young) but my brake is gone so that's been put on a halt. I've been saving up money lately, but was wondering, has anyone ever tried a gokart frame to do this type of mushing? You know, one that has a brake hooked up, but no motor on it? Those scooters are so darn expensive, and gokart frames are a dime a dozen down here.

I can't really think of any 'cons' to using a gokart frame, but then again, I've never used any equipment larger than roller blades so... xD Opinions?
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:25 pm

I have a friend who uses a go-kart and she swears by it. I don't personally like feeling so trapped sitting in the kart myself, and I think the go-kart itself weight as much or more than my cart that I run 4 dogs on. So if you can find one that's light enough I'd say give it a try-
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:37 pm

That sounds awesome lol I'm making plans to get my huskies pulling a four wheeler this year, we never get snow so I have to get creative.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:34 pm

I thought about getting a go cart but i'm not sure. I like the more open ones.

I'd say give it a try. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:52 pm

MayaAndSophie wrote:
I thought about getting a go cart but i'm not sure. I like the more open ones.

I'd say give it a try. Smile

You've got a nice little team started lol, have you worked with the three of them on mushing yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 pm

SkylerWest wrote:
MayaAndSophie wrote:
I thought about getting a go cart but i'm not sure. I like the more open ones.

I'd say give it a try. Smile

You've got a nice little team started lol, have you worked with the three of them on mushing yet?
If you look at the "maya gave me a scare yesterday" thread i talked about taking all three out on my bike. Maya slipped her harness though so I'm going to wait till her custom x back comes in to give it another try. I want to get a rig sometime and have been talking to my dad about making one. We may make one once spring hits. Smile

Other then that I take Kay and Sophie out on my bike, they're great at stopping when I say and when they see a stop sign. They'll ignore other dogs when I say leave it unless Bridgette is out, she's a husky. Then they go crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm

I'm working on the same thing for Saphire. My brother is helping me build a cart. Hopefully it will be done by this weekend and I will post pics for all to see. Then we can compare notes.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:03 am

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I'm working on the same thing for Saphire. My brother is helping me build a cart. Hopefully it will be done by this weekend and I will post pics for all to see. Then we can compare notes.
Cool, can't wait to see it. idk when we'll make one, that is if we actually get around to it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:29 am

Yeah Florida doesn't get much snow lol. The biggest thing I've come up with so far as a hinderance is mobility. Unless I get something with a large trunk area or a small truck, transporting it might be an issue to get to trails. We shall see. I'll be hunting to see if I can find something.
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PostSubject: Re: Question for Urban Mushers   Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:14 am

Wolfbandit wrote:
Yeah Florida doesn't get much snow lol. The biggest thing I've come up with so far as a hinderance is mobility. Unless I get something with a large trunk area or a small truck, transporting it might be an issue to get to trails. We shall see. I'll be hunting to see if I can find something.
I'm getting a dog scooter, can't wait! If mobility is an issue you could look into one, it'd also be lighter. Smile
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