Neil is headed down the steep embankment in front of the house to illustrate how well the new brakes will work.
The brakes are locked and Neil is standing on the back with no forward movement at all. There you have it!
Now that the snow is gone,(Can you believe it? It's only March 15th!) we're ready to begin using the training cart again. Neil has done some amazing improvements that we are anxious to try out behind the dogs. If you recall from previous posts, the band brakes on the cart were so terrible that only one out of four was likely to work at any given time and I had to drag various sizes of tires behind for resistance to help slow the team down. Not to mention the terrible screeching noise made by the one functional brake.
Now, I am happy to report that we have a fully functioning cart with huge honkin' rear tires and hydraulic disk brakes! The new tires and brakes need to be installed on the front, but at the moment we are ready to roll as is!