An epic bike ride, fit for dog royalty

Our Australian Cattle Dog, Biscuit, had a great day last week. His humans whizzed about the apartment, talking excitedly and stuffing things into bags. He probably guessed that they were going to take those strange-smelling clicking things and be gone for a long time. But then, something different happened.

It must be unsettling to have your personal mobile home collapsed and promptly removed by your humans.

It must be unsettling to have your  mobile home collapsed and removed by your humans.

 

I think that’s when he realized he was about to be whisked away on an adventure. He began to whine. And pant. And follow me everywhere. 

If I make myself as annoying as possible, you'll totally take me wherever you're going, right?!

If I make myself as annoying as possible, you’ll totally take me wherever you’re going, right?!

Getting ready to getting to the bike path was a 3 1/2 hour Pain. In. The. Ass. That’s because we needed to go to a path that was good for bringing a dog along with, which meant going 35 miles out of the city. 

Look at Mildred. Showing her beauty to the world. I wonder if anyone on the highway noticed her, or if the drivers were too busy texting.

Look at Mildred. Showing her beauty to the world. I wonder if anyone on the highway noticed her, or if the drivers were too busy texting.

The second that car went into park, Biscuit started whining. And panting. The last time he went for a bike ride in his mobile home was last fall. As Jason put together the pieces and I escorted Biscuit inside his chariot. That only made things worse. 

Biscuit’s whining intensified into loud, high-pitched they’re-trying-to-kill-me yelps.

If there were more people walking about, I would have seriously been worried about them calling the authorities for suspected dog abuse. Jason had nay-sayed bringing Biscuit from the beginning, and I started to wonder if I had made a huge mistake in insisting that he’d do just fine.

Okay. Time to go. “He’s going to scream his head off for a bit,” I warned Jason as I tossed Biscuit his bone. “Yup.” he replied. Then it was time for the first pedal stroke…and…

~*~ {{ s i l e n c e } } ~ * ~ 

Blissful silence. I could not believe it. I was in shock, I tell you! Once we were moving, Biscuit was one happy camper. 

I was overdressed (as usual) and got too hot within the first 5 minutes so we had to make a quick stop for me to take one (…of three) layers off. 

Yup. 70 degrees, and it totally makes sense to wear a long-sleeved shirt, a short-sleeved shirt, AND a tank top. Brilliant idea.

Yup. 70 degrees, and it totally makes sense to wear a long-sleeved shirt, a short-sleeved shirt, AND a tank top. Brilliant idea.

 

Biscuit started whining as soon as I got off my bike–he must have gotten upset at the thought we were ending this ride so early. But we were back to pedaling in no time, and he returned to his bone-chewing. 

Biscuit love the entire ride. I mean, LOOK at that face! Do you see that? Here. Let me give you a close up. 

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Still not convinced that’s his I’m-Having-An-Adventure face? Okay. How about this. 

The Chariot-Riding Adventures of Biscuit the Cattle Dog!

The Chariot-Riding Adventures of Biscuit the Cattle Dog!

He only gets those wrinkles under his eyes when he’s been smiling and happy for a long time. The last time I saw this face was when we went on a 1.5 mile adventure walk by the beach.

Anyway…we did 20-miles that day. And, of course, the last 2 miles included a rainstorm. Jason said he had to pretend he was in the Tour de France going up a mountain just to make it through the rain carrying Mr. Lumpington. (Guys, Biscuit is like 50lbs!) But, at least I had prepared us a yummy post-ride snack, inspired by Skratch Labs and Local Thyme. 

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Want to know what gear Biscuit has? 

~ Petsmart rawhide bone
~ DoggyRide Bike Trailer, Novel (link)

~ DoggyRide Luxury Pet Mat (Yes…for real) (link)
~ DoggyRide Cargo Roof Rack (link)
~ Cargo netting from somewhere I don’t remember  

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4 thoughts on “An epic bike ride, fit for dog royalty

  1. Great ride! Biscuit just likes to go fast! Funny, back when my kids were younger I had the same issues, except a rawhide bone didn’t really help settle them down during the ride, but a juice pack and gummy bears did!

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