A few weeks ago we posted about how much fun we have roading our dogs off the bicycles.
http://willowyndranch.blogspot.com/2010/05/exercising-vizslas-can-be-fun.html Though we are quite concientious about wearing our PPE while riding horseback, we've been a bit more lax about doing so with the dogs. I tend to wear hiking boots, gloves and a face shield (for spraying rocks).
Yesterday Janet decided to run Hank and Scarlet (who I usually road) on the bike. She wore the boots and eye protection, but neglected to wear gloves...
Now I ride a mountain bike with knobby tires, a suspension, dual brakes and weigh somewhere around 100 lbs. more than Janet. She rides a "cruiser" with big fat road tires and a rear coaster brake. When she gave the dogs the release, they shot like from a cannon with the reduced load. It took about 40 yards and they were at full speed - at about 50 yards the bike started sliding and at about 52 yards Janet augered into the gravel road at probably over 30 mph. The result - two dogs dragging a (surprisingly durable) bike a mile into a field, a trip to the