A Frantic Copilot
It took only three spins of the pedals before I knew I was correct in my theory that a coaster braked cruiser style bike with wide handlebars is the preferred bike for riding with a large dog. As soon as I reached an intersection, I saw that I must release my pressure on her leash to brake the bike. Not good. Not to mention the twitchy rake of the mountain bike combined with the reduced leverage of more narrow handlebars.
Thankfully, Ilsa was very well behaved, and we rode on to the river to take a little swim. Still, not being able to brake and control the dog at the same time made me realize that a coaster brake is a must for riding with a dog on a leash.
Yes, I know about the Springer attachment. No, I don't want or need one.
I decided to keep the front derailleur.
In other news.......Guess who bought a bicycle........
The bike snark cometh. BSNYC aint got nuthin' on this 'un....
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