M7 Safety Alert Thread

Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby biker jk » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:42 pm

moose85 wrote:Dazz's links are the correct maps...

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Which explains why M7/Westlink haven't issued a press release about closing the bike path. Still, the route does pass Prospect Canal which is supposedly closed. I also see the map shows the route goes down Silverwater Rd while the cue sheet says Holker, so go figure!
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:46 pm

It isn't supposedly closed, it is closed. There are huge concrete barricades across the entrances to it. I see they are going along Victoria Street and then up Trivett Street onto Chandos and then following the usual Parklands track.

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True. I've seen the actual maps - they are going quite a different route that bypasses the dam.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby BigBadWOLF » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Sorry guys My map was last years somehow i got the wrong link
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby ab012 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Did anyone go through what appeared to be a big blob of white paint at one of the underpasses on monday? I forgot to clean it straight afterwards and so am not having a fun time cleaning it today ;( ... anyone know what it is?
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby jesus13 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:24 pm

Rode through is last Saturday morning,didn't clean it off quick enough.
Looks like 2 new tyres.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby vosadrian » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:54 am

That white stuff was thicker than paint. I think it was space filler foam or something like that. It was at the under pass around Rooty hill way. My daughter rode here kids MTB straight through the middle of it and tyres are covered in it. Does it come off? It has gone hard now, so maybe I just let the tryes down and take it for a ride and it breaks up?
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby coops » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:46 am

ab012 wrote:Did anyone go through what appeared to be a big blob of white paint at one of the underpasses on monday? I forgot to clean it straight afterwards and so am not having a fun time cleaning it today ;( ... anyone know what it is?


viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6896&start=10425#p1025607

Hmm two times in a similar area within a couple of weeks. I think the local kids have found a new game to play...
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:33 pm

Time to stake out the place and nab them in the act? :roll: :evil:

By the way Coops, take a look at this:

http://www.ozishield.com.au/bikeshield.asp

Might be useful for our bikes even if it adds some weight. I've been thinking of it for my Giant which seems to have a very delicate paint finish.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Daniel@M7 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:53 pm

Hi all

To confirm the Ride to Conquer Cancer IS NOT on the M7 shared path this weekend 12 & 13 October 2013.

Thanks
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Hergest » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for the information.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby isabella24 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks Daniel, much appreciated. I was thinking of going for a ride on the m7 tomorrow.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Stevedefries » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:50 am

Hi guys, was attacked by the chook shed magpie yesterday. I don't know if its a different one or the one that got removed found his way back..... Felt like the same guy
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby biker jk » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:53 pm

I rode the M7 on Sunday and no magpie attacks. Also wasn't attacked by the Waste Management Centre magpie on my previous ride last Tuesday.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Andrew09 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:21 pm

Rode the M7 today and last Friday - no magpies sighted. Yippee!
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:29 pm

Good news indeed. I've been taking a different route due to this damn prospect dam closure, so only using between Elizabeth Drive and Prestons or Hoxton Park and Prestons. :(

I'm having less encounters with magpies too. Hopefully now we'll have far more peace in our rides.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby xavdav » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:10 pm

Got swooped on Saturday morning by the chook shed.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Stevedefries » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:04 am

Chook shed maggie swooped friend this morning
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby TimW » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:48 am

Stevedefries wrote:Chook shed maggie swooped friend this morning

was not there when i rode past a short time ago.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby biker jk » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:31 am

No magpies again today. That's my third ride since last Tuesday with no sign of the Waste Management Centre magpie.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby Stevedefries » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:37 pm

Looks like they are sporadic.... I was not attacked yesterday but was attacked Saturday.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby westab » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:51 pm

Just letting you know at blacktown there is heavy smoke at the moment from the bush fires.

I would humbly suggest riding in this may not be the greatest thing for your health.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby biker jk » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:52 pm

westab wrote:Just letting you know at blacktown there is heavy smoke at the moment from the bush fires.

I would humbly suggest riding in this may not be the greatest thing for your health.


I can smell the smoke in the inner east! With the heat forecast for today I finished my M7 ride by 10am.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby medium » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:53 pm

Darn, i rode into work this morning.....was planning to ride back but i don't want to die from smoke inhalation....anyone else braving it ?
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby westab » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:20 pm

medium wrote:Darn, i rode into work this morning.....was planning to ride back but i don't want to die from smoke inhalation....anyone else braving it ?


Yes I am as soon as I finish work - Would love a ride home but that involves Mrs Westab packing at least two kids in the car to come and get me. That said the extra kms I had planned are gone and I will be taking it easy.
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Re: M7 Safety Alert Thread

Postby g-boaf » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:36 pm

I hoped to ride tonight on there but the smoke was too bad.

Hope nobody here is affected by the fires. If you are, good luck and stay safe.
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