Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

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ruckmaj
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Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby ruckmaj » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:32 am

Apologies if the thread already exists,

FYI, the bike track between Rouse Hill and Windsor is a bit horrid at the moment after all that rain on Sunday night.

Fair amount of rocks and mud across the track and at some intersections. Nothing new really, its normally pretty messy.. It's just that little bit more dangerous now if you hit a mud patch and not see it.
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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:10 am

Couldn't you just ride on the road shoulder? That's what I've done a few times. Early in the morning it isn't too bad.

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby Arty » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:26 am

Ride on the shoulder every week & its fine, plenty of room

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby Xplora » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:33 pm

Brave soul riding on the share path... very brave!

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby ruckmaj » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:50 pm

haha yeah. i know. I've done it a couple of times but i tend to ride in the evening when traffic towards windsor is heavy.

the amount of brain dead people who walk along that path amazes me. just in their own little world walking towards you in the middle of the track..
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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby Tbanger » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:14 pm

Confirmation that the mud and gravel also extends into the Breakdown lane, and is dangerous there as well.

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby Xplora » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:36 pm

ruckmaj wrote:haha yeah. i know. I've done it a couple of times but i tend to ride in the evening when traffic towards windsor is heavy.

the amount of brain dead people who walk along that path amazes me. just in their own little world walking towards you in the middle of the track..

To be fair, this is typical pedestrian behaviour. Arguably typical human behaviour too!

That's why I prefer on the road. Cars are more predictable. Sometimes annoying but predictable!

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby tez001 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:38 pm

Did Old Windsor Rd for the first time today, and it was a pretty good run. I ended up then heading across to Richmond Rd and down to the M7 path.
Having said that, I know they are upgrading Richmond Rd although the shoulder of that heading south is a shocker!

Dont think I'll be doing that one for a while.

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Re: Old Windsor Rd - NW Sydney

Postby vosadrian » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:57 pm

Richmond Rd is pretty bad all round for a cyclist at the moment. It is worst at the Blacktown end, and that is being upgraded, so hopefully will improve. I avoid riding that road at the moment. My parents live at Windsor Downs which is off richmond road. I currently go to Windsor road out to Windsor and then across to richmond road and back east to Windsor downs which adds 10-15kms but is much safer riding.
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