M7 Safety Alert Thread

vosadrian
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby vosadrian » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:38 am

JPB wrote:Maybe trying to slow westbound traffic down so they arent cutting the corner?


It could be. The thing is that the guys who cut the corners are not going to change anything. They will ride the same way. But the danger is that someone coming out of the tunnel may now cross the oncoming traffic (potentiall at speed) with right of way and cause a crash with those guys who are flying and cutting the corner.

Now I am someone who uses the path and often rides pretty quick and cuts corners.... but I only do it when I can see around the corner, and I pick my times to quieter times when there is not many riders out. I will still go quick through this corner, but I will be more nervous about it now.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:01 am

vosadrian wrote:
JPB wrote:Maybe trying to slow westbound traffic down so they arent cutting the corner?


It could be. The thing is that the guys who cut the corners are not going to change anything. They will ride the same way. But the danger is that someone coming out of the tunnel may now cross the oncoming traffic (potentiall at speed) with right of way and cause a crash with those guys who are flying and cutting the corner.

Now I am someone who uses the path and often rides pretty quick and cuts corners.... but I only do it when I can see around the corner, and I pick my times to quieter times when there is not many riders out. I will still go quick through this corner, but I will be more nervous about it now.


Ah yes, I know the turn you are both talking about now. I'm careful around there any way because I expect people cutting that corner.

I make up my time on the uphills and the flat sections it must be said, I haven't seen the need to attack the corners.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Plenty of dumb behaviour happens on there, proof it's not "us and them" with the cars, if some people drive like they ride on a cycleway then they are probably some of the worst offending "drivers" too.

Cutting blind corners at max speed.
Riding 3 or 4 up into oncoming bikes making them ride over sticks/bumps on the edge.
Close overtaking in the same lane without even a shout when oncoming lane is empty.
Riding up hill head down struggling half blackout all over the oncoming lane.

There is no excuse for any of it.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby fishwop » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:16 pm

vosadrian wrote: Someone coming up the path heading north/east would come under the tunnel, and if they wanted to exit the path to quakers parkway, the would have right of way over people staying on the path heading west.


It is ridiculous that traffic continuing on the cycleway has to give way to traffic exiting. Someone has goofed with that marking, for sure.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:41 pm

There is a rat living at the Magpie tunnel corner, two nights in a row he has done a dash in front of me.
Cheeky bugger is going to cause someone to wipeout. Probably in league with the Magpie taking care of its off season.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby JPB » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:08 am

Jmuzz wrote:There is a rat living at the Magpie tunnel corner, two nights in a row he has done a dash in front of me.
Cheeky bugger is going to cause someone to wipeout. Probably in league with the Magpie taking care of its off season.


What corner is that?
Within my family Magpie Tunnel is the one with the exit that spits you into the middle of Glenwood because many years ago there was a magpie there that would harass my kids.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jmuzz » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:08 pm

North side of the equestrian.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby JPB » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 pm

Jmuzz wrote:North side of the equestrian.

Ahh yes, I know the one.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Jawa » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:07 am

g-boaf wrote:
thomas1987 wrote:Has anyone heard news that there was a death near M7 cyclepath (at moonrise lookout) recently? Heard the accident occured when the cyclist went down the steep hill and didn't see the speed hump.


Yes, I have heard it and I know who the rider was, but I won't say anything further to that. :( RIP to the rider, and I want to offer my sincerest wishes to his family and friends.

Incredibly sad.


It took a while but the story is now doing the rounds on FB etc
I didn't know the guy so not really my place to publish names or details but sad story nonetheless

Smooth tarmac and endless tailwinds mate, RIP

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby fishwop » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:08 am

Took out a blue tongue yesterday about 11am on the climb heading north towards the Richmond line railway bridge. Didn't see him till it was too late. He didn't survive unfortunately. Got him with both wheels. Slowed down on "The Blast Section" coming back as a mark of respect.

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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 am

Jawa wrote:
g-boaf wrote:
thomas1987 wrote:Has anyone heard news that there was a death near M7 cyclepath (at moonrise lookout) recently? Heard the accident occured when the cyclist went down the steep hill and didn't see the speed hump.


Yes, I have heard it and I know who the rider was, but I won't say anything further to that. :( RIP to the rider, and I want to offer my sincerest wishes to his family and friends.

Incredibly sad.


It took a while but the story is now doing the rounds on FB etc
I didn't know the guy so not really my place to publish names or details but sad story nonetheless

Smooth tarmac and endless tailwinds mate, RIP


Cycling NSW shared the news and the get together in memory of him. RIP. Hopefully they can get rid of that speed bump.

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