We’ve been doing well on our plan to avoid driving the car as much as is ‘reasonable’ this summer. Basically, within the city and for daily use we use bikes. Outside of the city, we’ll take the car if we don’t have the time. Over 1 hour of biking and we’ll consider if we could bike or we’ll just use the car.
Our puppy comes with us. He used to ride on a basket at the front of my bike. This has limitations. Namely if Dad and the kids went out, the puppy stayed home. The puppy is full grown now. The basket was straining under his 15 lbs.
So we explored other options. Wike, the company who made our grocery shopping trailer, the city shopper, happens to be located in Guelph. We stopped by their ‘factory’ and talked with Anna and Bob and they helped us come up with a way to continue to take our puppy with us. We have plans to further modify this basic trailer so that it will have some storage capacity and a place for the puppy, kind of a trailer inbetween the city shopper and the use of the pannier bags. One day, I’ll post how we doctored up the trailer, but for now, enjoy these pictures. It has been a great day weather-wise here!
More pictures at Flickr, use the link on the right if you are interested!