Thursday, June 24, 2010

Right side of the tracks

video

Last bikejoring trip with double dog-cylinder power assist, at least for a while.

6 comments:

Spokes... said...

I am moving off grid and wonder what you do for cold storage. Do you have a refrigerator and if you do what type? Any comment or suggestion will be most appreciated. Thanks!

Monica Celius said...

Selv på sin siste tur hadde Bibi-jenta sokker på. Det synes jeg er vakkert.
Monica

Northmark said...

Du så det! Ja, det skulle være en fin og behagelig tur.
Hun løftet hver labb da jeg teipet dem på. Akk.

C. S. said...

You could try this (if you can find the picture with this link...):

[IMG]http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q415/csmelig/DSCN0106_1.jpg[/IMG]

Anonymous said...

Her på gårdsplassen ligger ensomt og slitt fire grønne fleeezesokker og gul tape fra Bibbi (og Linka). Bygones are bygones....livet går videre. Fred være med henne og alle andre hunder som har potesokker på de evige jaktmarker......

Eileen A. Brodie said...

This makes me nostalgic for my very amateur 2-dog mushing days. I welded together a dry-land sled from bicycle wheels and an expanded metal mesh deck for carrying light loads. My two dogs, Eddie & Gracie, would pull very happily. Eddie would try to take the sled down the road by pulling the lines with his teeth, if I was too slow rigging it for an outing. He always thought I was not fast enough, even though it took less than 5 minutes to connect and go. (Maybe pumping up the tyres was too much delay for him, though.)He was a real puller. I clocked the two dogs with a calibrated bicycle computer, steadily doing 17 miles per hour. (27 kph.) I was sure to include a pair of strong bicycle brakes for the back wheels, near where I stood when I wasn't running/pushing behind them. Gracie would give the driver (me) a very disdainful look if she thought I was coming up on their backsides too much. In the winter in the Northern Sierra mountains of California, we would go up to the Alpha/Omega trails near 7,000 ft. elevation and go mushing in the snow with a lightweight wooden sled. I was very impressed with "dog-power." The dogs always enjoyed it and I never expected them to pull my weight, even though they could!