I’m an experienced unicyclist on/off road and thinking of cycling along some canal tow paths on holiday. Having never really cycled them before due you think it would be ok on 36"? or would I be having some swimming opportunities en-route?
“What that dog there on the end of this 50’ piece of string I’m holding? No that’s not my concern, he’s just being a dog is all. You know they like to run about. I’m sure you and everyone else can somehow make your way safely around my 100’ circle of stupidity…”
Yes I can - I can push you in the canal but due to your lovely long lead you needn’t worry about the dog getting wet. Now how do you like them apples?
If I know that there is a chance of me riding on a tow path I try to google map it first to see what sort of surface there is to cycle on. Then I take my 26" or 29".
Be aware there are a few canal paths that don’t allow cyclists
As Mikefule says, Watch out for numpties and don’t bang your bonce on the bridges.
When I was primarily on my 29er, I never had a problem with bridges/crazy people, but on the 36er I have to be a bit more careful. While I CAN duck under the bridges round here, it’s a close one and I usually jump off purely out of fear
The 36er absorbs the bumpy path a lot better than the 29er though, so much smoother ride!
Riding along a river path near Cambridge (like a tow path) I dismounted because of a large, free-range dog. Its owner drew it close to himself and said, “It’s alright, he’s tame.” I replied that I always give dogs a wide berth (especially on the riverside). In response I got, “My dog is well trained. You’re a nasty, nasty man!” Quite comical really!