Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby g-boaf » Wed May 10, 2017 10:34 pm

Hergest wrote:We were stopped by someone doing a survey there last year. They wanted to know how often we used that path, how often we had to stop for a train etc. I thought something must have been planned, be interesting to see if there's any changes, it's only a little crossing after all and trains are rather infrequent. Mind you, it's a bit intimidating when a train goes through even though it's dead slow as you are right up close to it so maybe some gates will go in.


It's more annoying when the trip train (it goes from there to Port Botany I think) is coming past you down headed south, and you hope that it might have to stop... It's quite long and takes forever to get through. I've been caught by it once, but it has also been stopped once too (I got through ahead of it).

In any case, safety first. Those things are thousands of tonnes.

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Postby recumbenteer » Fri May 12, 2017 10:43 pm

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find_bruce wrote:This one or somewhere else ?


Yes, the one marked in blue on that map.


.....& hopefully the cyclepath at that rail crossing will be relaid to a much smoother surface, it's bloody horrible in the RV or on the trike....
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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Prospect Dam was closed this morning - the sign warned of wild dogs in the area.

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Postby tez001 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:32 am

g-boaf wrote:Prospect Dam was closed this morning - the sign warned of wild dogs in the area.


Closed this morning as well.

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Postby Hergest » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:09 pm

Dam was open this morning so either the dogs have been got rid of or disappeared.
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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby tez001 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:04 am

Parramatta - Liverpool path between Yennora station and Military rd closed until the end of the month. Just requires a small detour around that section.

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Postby Hergest » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:11 am

The cycleway railway crossing approaching Yennora is now open. It's been done neatly but there is quite a tight dogleg been put in on either side of the crossing with weldmesh panels. Fine for bikes but will be tight for recumbents. Velomobiles will be a struggle to get round.
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Postby recumbenteer » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:55 pm

Hergest wrote:The cycleway railway crossing approaching Yennora is now open. It's been done neatly but there is quite a tight dogleg been put in on either side of the crossing with weldmesh panels. Fine for bikes but will be tight for recumbents. Velomobiles will be a struggle to get round.


Do I start swearing now...or wait 'til I actually try & get the Jellybean thru there :?



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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby Hergest » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:57 pm

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Do I start swearing now...or wait 'til I actually try & get the Jellybean thru there :?



..............where's that battery powered grinder gone??


I went through this arvo and there's some nice new signs-Cyclists Dismount. Make sure you dismount the jellybean. Mind you, I didn't look too closely but weldmesh if only fixed as it often is with U clips and tex screws can easily be made to fall off the posts if it's run into often enough. Just sayin' :wink:
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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby g-boaf » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:05 pm

Up at Prospect Dam at the section of path between Reconciliation Road and the picnic area car park, spotted a pretty large and aggressive snake on Sunday morning. I think it was a black snake from the quick look at it that I got.

Kangaroos also on the hill, but nothing unusual about that.

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Postby recumbenteer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Hergest wrote:
recumbenteer wrote:
Do I start swearing now...or wait 'til I actually try & get the Jellybean thru there :?



..............where's that battery powered grinder gone??


I went through this arvo and there's some nice new signs-Cyclists Dismount. Make sure you dismount the jellybean. Mind you, I didn't look too closely but weldmesh if only fixed as it often is with U clips and tex screws can easily be made to fall off the posts if it's run into often enough. Just sayin' :wink:


It’ll require a grinder to “cut n remove” :wink: the screws & weldmesh....’n I couldn’t be stuffed “dismounting”....so it’s the road for me henceforth :wink: :roll:
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Re: Greystanes canal / western sydney regional park hazards

Postby tez001 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 am

Noticed the closed off section of the M4 cyclepath near Harris Park has been re opened. I joined on it just there, so I'm not 100% certain that it's all open till Granville.

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