Tour De Neighborhood
October 18 | 3 Comments
I’ve never really enjoyed riding bikes, maybe it’s because my paws are too short and never reached the pedals, but humans love the sport. Well, the skinny ones, anyway. Now someone’s figured out a way that we can all enjoy a good, old-fashioned bike ride.
It seems dog owners are barking the praises of Glen Malmskog for coming up with a unique way for them to ride their bike and schlep their pooch at the same time.
The 49-year-old Mesa resident invented the Saki Seat, a dog seat for canines 40 pounds or lighter, to rest between the legs of any confident bicyclist.
I will say that it looks a lot more comfortable than a standard bike seat. This one doesn’t have a pole with a little pad at the end of it sticking up your butt.
So what caused Mr. Malmskog to create this innovative seat?
After 30 years of ice hockey, slalom skiing, racing motorcycles – and a head-on vehicle collision – his orthopedic surgeon advised him to try something else.
“That was pretty much the catalyst of what became the Saki Seat,” Malmskog said. “I enjoy sensory-rich activities that involve motion and challenges.”
You know what? I enjoy sensory-rich activities that involve motion too, like rapid eye movement when I sleep.
The only downside I see to the seat is that you need to be 40 lbs or less. Alas, unless I go on a Calista Flockhart diet, I won’t be riding on the open trail anytime soon.
If you’re a mid size dog or smaller, go get your owner to visit http://www.sakiseat.com/ and start bonding with them on the road.