This week I've been riding..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by palinurus, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    This:

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    Ms P's idea. I wasn't sure about it at first, learned to like it after a few hours.

    Note parking: "it's OK, I can swim to the bank from here"
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Nice. Did you make anyone walk that plank?
     
  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    They've always looked romantic and cosy. How are they in real-life?

    Does it wobble side to side? Is it creaky and damp?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    :rofl:

    Surprisingly I didn't spend the week talking like a pirate.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    They move a little if moored in deep enough water, but not much- you only notice it when moving around or when another boat passes. Creaky? no, damp- not that I noticed.
     
  6. longers

    longers Veteran

    Well done Ms P. Did you take bikes?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Nope. The towpath along the oxford canal is terrible, worse than a cyclocross course on a wet day in November.
     
  8. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Loads of them out today on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire, some absolute beauties. Always fancied it but Mrs UD has a phobia about such things.
     
  9. Trumpettom001

    Trumpettom001 Well-Known Member

    I used to admire them when cycling along the towpath.. I got a chance to pilot one from leamington to rugby ( i think about 20-30 miles along the route we took)... took two days, and unfortunately didn't have the bike with me to ride it back..

    Love the idea of living in one - it's wonderful in the summer, just horrible in the winter.
     
  10. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Where are the pedals?
     
  11. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    i have always fancied a barge holiday
     
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