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Route from Haymarket to Kings Stables Rd?

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  • Started 2 weeks ago by vioforla
  • Latest reply from I were right about that saddle
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  1. Rosie
    Member

    @unhurt - "canal all the way" - presumably by kayak?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. unhurt
    Member

    Bike mounted to pedalo driven by rollers, then lift bike off pedalo at Lochrin Basin?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. Rosie
    Member

    Amphibious commuting.

    Ride share - really fast kayaking with extra passenger behind on water skis.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. paulmilne
    Member

    I could almost see that as multi-modal commuting, given a secure bike lockup at Lochrin basin. Would free up some space for walker and other bicyclists on the towpath to scull, row, kayak, pedalo from further up.

    Or better yet, a way for Lothian buses to expand - Waterbus division, park and ride at Ratho, points further west? They do it on the Thames, why not the Union Canal?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    "I agree it's not a long walk, but I'm impatient. "

    How much more impatient are the "frustrated" drivers just itching to knock cyclists out of their way like skittles on those city centre roads?

    There are ways to make walking more fun: varying the route, "speed walking", sticking the cans on and listening to some tunes, etc. Apart from anything else, it's better exercise to walk a mile than to cycle it...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. LaidBack
    Member

    Make walking more fun?

    Scootering maybe. Big wheeled of course to avoid getting caught in cobbles.
    My SA lodger saw one of these scooters with big front wheel on towpath last week.
    Waterborne commute is restricted to 6 knots?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. crowriver
    Member

    "Scootering maybe."

    Fun downhill, not so much uphill. End up with one chunky and one withered leg? :-)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. sallyhinch
    Member

    Cycling from Waverley to Kings Stables Road down Princess St wouldn't be too bad though would it - it's three left turns (once you've come out of Waverley) so no need to tangle with the tram tracks, although I don't know what it would be like in rush hour - a wall of buses?

    On the way home, you could cycle to Haymarket as long as you were taking the bike with you on the train

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    @sally - no, not too bad, but almost certainly slower than getting off at Haymarket and walking.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    End up with one chunky and one withered leg?

    This is the content for which I come to CCE.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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