I just did not fancy heading out of town or uphill tonight so I took the bike for a quick blast along the tow path of the Caledonian Canal. This involves following Telford's finest from the swing bridge at Tomnahurich out to the seagates where the canal meets the Beauly Firth about quarter of a mile out from the natural shore. The path and the waterside are trig and well maintained with gates and bollards painted in the house colours of black and white. On a fine night like this its a great place to be - a bit like San Francisco Bay but without the gun crime.
This is what passes for urban riding in Inverness - just how lucky am I to live here?