Another plus point for 29ers.
After an unscheduled trip into the canal this morning I swam to the bank thinking that the Yeti had gone to rest with all the shopping trolleys and bits of old cars at the bottom. Imagine my surprise when I turned to round and saw it floating perfectly on its side. Dragged it out pretty dam quick and had a squelchy ride home, the only casualty being a dead phone.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Generally speaking the inland waterways are about 4-5 deep in the middle depending on silting
and as little as 2 inches at the side [ usua;;y non tow path side ] but i could not pull in at all places with an 18 inch draught and semi chine sides
you can stand up in it basically but the bottom is very silty
You stand a reasonable risk of hitting your head on the bottom i would imagine but it is likely to be soft
Dont try near bridges as that is where things generally get thrown in – all sort of weird stuff
Amazing what floats – gas bottles, old style tv’s were two that always surprised mePosted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
Caught front wheel on a strip of wood separating path from grass while moving to let walkers past. Grass had grown over wood
I’ve done exactly that myself. Luckily there was a narrow boat parked between me and the wet bit. According to the owner, made a ‘helluva’ bang’ when I hit it 😀Posted 4 years agogrumMember
It was bound to happen one day. Caught front wheel on a strip of wood separating path from grass while moving to let walkers past. Grass had grown over wood and it just tipped me straight in. At least they helped get me and the bike out.
Lack of manoeuvrability of oversized clown wheels caused the accident in the first place then. 😉Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
The very first “I was just riding along a tow path” that is actually true!
Be very glad you were on 29″ as they are the only bikes that float. In fact that was one of the key design points as they knew they would be bought by clumsy people with no idea how to ride properly. 😛Posted 4 years ago
They will also stop and refuse obstacles they don’t think you can do like horses do.
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