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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Suburban Mountain Biking

Recently, Rachel and I have somewhat been neglecting our beautiful Weimaraner, Mia. With all the new things our little 7-month old is doing lately, and with my lack of running, we just haven't been getting her the exercise she needs. Weims are pretty high energy dogs, but as long as you let them burn their energy they are an absolute delight.

Since I'm sidelined from running due to a knee injury, but can bike without any pain at all, I've decided to start training Mia to run alongside me on my bike. Rachel and I had no plans for a Super Bowl party for the first time since we've been married, so I took advantage of the time. I hopped on my mountain bike for better control (those skinny road tires can be hard to balance on when a 80+ lb dog is pulling you different directions) and Mia and I headed out! She seemed pretty scared of the bike at first, but we kept after it and as long as we were moving she did just fine. I've got a leash that I can wear like a belt so I can keep both hands on the handlebars, otherwise I'm sure I'd crash.

We stick mostly to multi-use paths (MUP) near the house, but also do some off-roading along some bandit creek trails at the park. It's actually a lot of fun, especially when I can see the excitement and pure joy in my dog.

Since it was Super Bowl Sunday and there was absolutely NOBODY else outside, I let Mia run around off-leash for a while. She was loving it! I put together a short video of our adventure.

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