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Offline Suarez0523

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Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:01:58 PM »
Hello all, I have a Siberian Husky that loves running next to my bike.  Can she go in any of the bike trails in Florida?

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 01:53:46 PM »
i have seen dogs with riders at croom and maybe boyette (not for sure about that one)

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 04:18:42 PM »
I'd do it at croom and maybe Boyette but as I understand it, all animals are supposed to be on a leash.
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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008, 04:41:00 PM »
and, I've almost plowed into a dog once on the trails, which was awkward....but then , I doubt I would see someone run their dog down abyss..lol
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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008, 05:26:44 PM »
and, I've almost plowed into a dog once on the trails, which was awkward....but then , I doubt I would see someone run their dog down abyss..lol


Actually, Harvey has a dog that I have seen him ride with at Boyette. Yes, on the Abyss too!

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2008, 06:02:54 PM »
Id just be careful out there.  I could see a Husky overheating very quickly.

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2008, 11:53:00 PM »
You are right about the overheating, but she is getting used to it.  She only runs in the morning when it is a little cooler though.  Thanks for the help everyone.
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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008, 11:31:50 PM »
Dogs at Croom are OK, I don't think it would be very smart taking one to Boyette because the trail's are narrow and can be very Dangerous for someone going the opposite direction or someone trying to pass you. I tried to ride with a friend who said his dog stays right behind him. After his dog stopped suddenly in front of me for the third time and almost made me fall a second time , I left and rode alone. If a dog is in front of you he will meet the oncoming rider first, what is that rider supposed to do when he meets the dog head on going down a drop, even if it's on an easy two way trail. If the dog is behind you you don't know what he does. Just my 2cents.
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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 08:18:30 AM »
I have run into people riding with their dogs at boyette and wilderness parks and it is no fun. the dogs start chasing other riders (me), they get in the way on the trail, and are hard to control. I was out at Boyette thursday trying to ride and here was a dog out there by itself and kept following us and getting in front of me. I ran into it once because it stopped when it heard thunder and it almost wiped me out. I think they are dangerous and should not be out there. I love dogs, but I dont think the bike trails are a place for them...

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2008, 08:27:48 AM »
2 weeks ago I saw a gator close to the parking lot at alafia that was big enough to eat most dogs, that would be my biggest fear this time of year.  The heat can also be brutal.  If I take my dogs out, it is in the winter on a weekday.  Ft Desoto has a really nice off leash dog area on the beach if your dog likes to swim, the dog park has a hose station to wash em down on the way out too.   

Did anyone else see a dog at boyette yesterday that darrin mentioned?  Did it look like a stray?

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Re: Can I bring my dog to any of the bike trails?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2008, 10:41:51 AM »
I saw one around noon, had a collar on and went and layed under someones truck.
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