I spent part of my afternoon on a funny bike trail that runs between parallel canals, one defunct, one still in use. What's more, a river also runs parallel to the 2 canals. You can see this odd arrangement here.
The bike path is on the old towpath - where mules once walked alongside the canal, pulling the barges by long ropes.
The little strip has a "land that time forgot" feeling, and you can almost imagine the mules digging their hooves into the ground to heave that barge forward.
A fan of industrial history,
I find it oddly cool
To pedal along a path
Designed for mules.