|Who's a good dog? Who's a good dog?|
What really caught my attention, after the red hair and the electric conveyance she's riding, was this enthusiastic and lively dog trying to pull the whole ensemble along. The dog is hooked up to a Springer dog-bike attachment system, AND a secondary/backup leash-around-the-waist/belt backup system. I wanted to ask about that. The Springer (I learned) has some sort of safety release so that if the dog goes one way around a pole or bollard while the cyclist* goes around the other side, they don't wind up in some kind of World's Spinniest Dog and Cyclist videos show. So I guessed that the backup leash is needed because (or in case, depending on level of caution) the dog comes off the safety release. Hey, I would do that, I carry extra lights, and backup batteries for the extra lights. I carry a spare tube for a 700c tire even though I don't even have 700c tires. So I am entirely in favor of an excess of preparedness.
In figuring out what exactly the dog-bike attachment system was, I found this video. I've jumped to the good part: my safety orientation would preclude me from hooking up four medium-sized dogs to once bicycle, but I'm glad they did: dogs love to run in a pack.
*I recognize she's not a cyclist at this moment, but I'm not sure what the operative noun is--scooterist? mopediatrist? e-cyclist? electroveloquist? velocimpeder? phlogistonator? Yo: red?