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What We Love About Palm Harbor: A Doggie Bike Ride

Suzy Q, Teddy Bear and Mickey D recently enjoyed the view of Crystal Beach from their trailer. Their owner, Tim O'Hara, had just taken them on a bike ride on the Pinellas Trail.

No doubt, Crystal Beach is one of the hidden gems in Palm Harbor. We recently caught up with Tim O'Hara, of Crystal Beach, who was chillaxin' at the beach with his dogs, Suzy Q, Teddy Bear and Mickey D. 

Tim had just returned from pedalling his three canine pals on a trip to Tarpon Springs, via the Pinellas Trail. How fun is that!?

Curious about Tim's wheels? He rides a Catrike, which Tim says is a recumbant bicycle that is handcrafted in Florida and is really comfortable. "It's like an easy chair," he said.

The bike is one of 10 that Tim owns. It is tricked out with a gps, air horn and a Go Pro camera mounted on a handlebar to get action shots of his dogs and bike rides. He says the bike can travel at a quick rate of speed, up to 35 mph without hauling his dogs in the trailer, and 15 mph with the dogs.

Patrick E. Brownspot July 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Where can I get a little Wookie? How big do they get and what do they eat??
Tim July 22, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Teddy B is 17 pounds and is full grown. He was a rescue dog, breed unknown. He eats home cooked meals. Here is a link to a video of the pups on the trail. https://vimeo.com/39938983
Anne Onomous July 22, 2012 at 02:16 PM
That is just too cool!
Paul Allen July 22, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Do your dogs stay in the trailer without restraints? It's a really nice setup you have there.
Tim July 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Paul, They do have restraints, but they have never tried to jump out while we are moving. The restraints are mostly on them just in case of a crash.

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