December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Skateboard; dog (large breed ); leash; canine harness; helmet; padding recommend (elbow, knee)
The gist: Kick and glide on your skateboard or longboard while occasionally grabbing a “boost” from a canine companion.
Find empty parking lot; suit up human (helmet, padding) and dog (harness, leash). Initiate motion by kicking off on board; whistle or command dog to run! Hold on tight — many large breeds will bound and run, and low-resistance skateboard wheels offer an easy pull. Work on voice commands for starting and stopping as well as quick exits off skateboard if you’re aimed at a curb. Kooky as it sounds, “dog-boarding” can be a safe thrill, and many dogs will love the chance to run “full speed ahead” with their human in tow!
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Ad Hoc "Alleycat" Bike Race
Mimic the routine of a professional bike messenger.
Skateboarding with Dog
Kick and glide on your skateboard.
Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can.
Open Water Swimming
Triathletes do it. You can too! Ditch pool laps for a lake swim.
Trails? Pff. Who needs trails when you can walk in the woods!
Bike to Work
Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Get your flashlight ready. Hiking in the dark is a whole new world.