Bike Joering

Bike-Joering MTB "Steppenwolf-Timber"
Bike-Joering MTB "Steppenwolf-Timber"

A widely used variant of the off-snow-mushing is bike joëring. Here, the dog, similar to Dogscooting, connected by a damper control line at the head of the bicycle. On command, he draws the wheel with a driver that supports the ride active, especially on hills.

 

This rather sporty version requires a good command obedience of the dog and a sporty driver. Quite high average speeds are achieved. Usual harnesses (X-Back, Safety etc.) are used. The length of the shock absorber leash varied. I take about 1.85 m long leashes. This has the advantage to guarantee sufficient distance from the wheel while driving and run. Long leashes (> 1.90 m) are in vibration again and again.

Self built bike-antenna

Self built bike-antenna
Self built bike-antenna

The shock absorber leash should be strictly held by a support structure above the front wheel to be tangling the leash with the wheel, and thereby avoid falls and injuries to drivers and dog. There are appropriate designs to buy, for which the plastic brackets and spring bars of metal are used.

 

I'm using a homemade version: a plastic tube of 22 mm diameter (tube for power lines) which I've cut a little longer than the front wheel diameter. Through this tube shock absorber, the free end is held, at the end of the snap hook is then looped (the other end is attached to the steering head of the wheel). A rubber band, with two metal hooks on the ends, is then wrapped around the steering head and the handle bar and attached to it. The other end, with the remaining hook is hooked into the open pipe end. Alternatively, you can also take him to drill a hole in the pipe and secure the hook in it also.

The length of the gum should be such that the tube is tilted slightly upward, above the front wheel. If the dog with the harness hooked on metal hooks and then exercises to train the rope is drawing the tube so far over the front wheel that sufficient spacing is provided and a safe travel is possible.

 

The first very shaky-looking design is by the train the dog's very stable. In addition to the extremely low cost of the material has good flexibility in favor of this variant, if it indeed comes to complications.