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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:35 pm
by g-boaf
syu wrote:Lights weigh tens of grams and don't look pro.


Nice try, but that's a miss. It's usually the teenagers on their mountain bikes or BMXs that ride along at night with no lights. Though I've also seen on another cycleway some older guy get really annoyed at someone for having front lights on a bike, while this grumpy old guy was riding along in the dark with no lights at all. :roll:

Everyone else I see on the M7 at night has lights on their bikes, and they are all on road bikes. And I am riding on there a lot of times now at night, so I do notice.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:43 am
by fishwop
syu wrote:Lights weigh tens of grams and don't look pro.

I guess that explains the ubiquitous gel wrappers strewn along the cycleway. They must weigh at least a gram each.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:50 pm
by syu
fishwop wrote:I guess that explains the ubiquitous gel wrappers strewn along the cycleway. They must weigh at least a gram each.


Ah, a man after my own heart.

g-boaf wrote:Nice try


I know, I know, my comment was like 3 years old. What I should have said was there's no room on the aerofoil topped carbon bars or kamm-tail seat post to strap on a light. Still don't seem pro though.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:55 pm
by g-boaf
fishwop wrote:
syu wrote:Lights weigh tens of grams and don't look pro.

I guess that explains the ubiquitous gel wrappers strewn along the cycleway. They must weigh at least a gram each.


Yuck... Those things are usually awful...

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:00 am
by xavdav
I am ok g-boaf,just battered and bruised. Still in observation in Liverpool hospital as I had a bit of bleeding in the brain. Thanks to the guys that stopped to assist me. One of them has my bike since I lost conscienssness.his name is Peter and I would like to talk to him as n order to recover the bike. If anybody knows him, let him know please.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:28 am
by find_bruce
xavdav wrote:I am ok g-boaf,just battered and bruised. Still in observation in Liverpool hospital as I had a bit of bleeding in the brain. Thanks to the guys that stopped to assist me. One of them has my bike since I lost conscienssness.his name is Peter and I would like to talk to him as n order to recover the bike. If anybody knows him, let him know please.
Glad to hear you are doing ok xavdav, sounds like a nasty fall.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:57 am
by g-boaf
xavdav wrote:I am ok g-boaf,just battered and bruised. Still in observation in Liverpool hospital as I had a bit of bleeding in the brain. Thanks to the guys that stopped to assist me. One of them has my bike since I lost conscienssness.his name is Peter and I would like to talk to him as n order to recover the bike. If anybody knows him, let him know please.


That's good to know you are alright, when I came past and saw you I was pretty worried. I think the Marconi group might know who has your bike, they were talking to the other guys that were with you. I don't always see them but they are usually always down at Prestons around 7:00am-ish.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 pm
by g-boaf
That nasty sharp bump on the south side of Cowpasture Rd bridge has been fixed recently.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:30 pm
by g-boaf
Take care on the bridge over the M4, north side where there is a rather large drop (if you are going quickly). One poor guy went down today there.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 pm
by g-boaf
There was a serious accident tonight on the M7 cycleway down near the southern-most of the S-curves near Brenera Road.

A lady out riding tonight was hit head-on by one of a group of motorbike/trail bike riders apparently on the wrong side of a curve. They then failed to stop. The rider seemed okay considering the accident, but her bike was a complete wreck with some of the most severe damage I've seen.

So be super careful on there.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:48 pm
by craigus74
g-boaf wrote:There was a serious accident tonight on the M7 cycleway down near the southern-most of the S-curves near Brenera Road.

A lady out riding tonight was hit head-on by one of a group of motorbike/trail bike riders apparently on the wrong side of a curve. They then failed to stop. The rider seemed okay considering the accident, but her bike was a complete wreck with some of the most severe damage I've seen.

So be super careful on there.


First time here, and a regular runner/sometimes rider on the m7 cycleway.
I was at Ash Rd athletics field for some running training and was terrorised by these 2 clowns. Took some video, called police. Bikes took off at speed along cycleway. Police eventually attended and told me that these 2 caused an accident. Video footage of the bikes was given to the police.

Thoughts are with the rider - hope she wasnt too badly injured.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:26 pm
by g-boaf
Some guy lit a fire in the bushland just south of the bridge over Cowpasture Road. :x What on earth was he thinking. By the time we went back the RFS had fortunately extinguished it. With the gusty conditions today that could have taken off.

craigus74 wrote:Thoughts are with the rider - hope she wasnt too badly injured.


Thanks for getting the video footage, and apparently she is doing better. We did see a trailbike rider tonight in full face helmet (looked a bit older) come across the bridge over the M7 motorway at the top of Elizabeth Drive and then go hooning off down the cycleway headed south... Made me wonder.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 am
by fishwop
A section of lights out about 1km north of Elizabeth Drive, about 300 metres or so long, right at the top of a climb in either direction. It's absolutely pitch black so be careful if you are riding at night without lights.

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:14 am
by g-boaf
The M7 people have done a lot of resurfacing of the track around Eastern Creek especially in the vicinity of the bridge over the M4 motorway. Excellent!