Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:34 am

Thanks Max :)

I just checked that and I think that was the way I went. The park on the south side of the bridge has a play area with a large red sun shade yeah ? I took a photo of it to show my wife as I'm currently putting up a similar one at home (only marginally smaller ;) )
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:13 am

Comedian wrote:
2. Yep that's the safest way for us northsiders into town. That's why we're whinging all the time! It's kind of ok for confident riders but a showstopper for what would be utility cyclists in other parts of the world (children, families etc).
3. Yes it's pretty but it's a very popular rec route for joggers, walkers, family, so many times it's just impossible to transit quickly on the path.


Us west siders have to navigate Land St and Sylvan Rd to get from bicentennial bikeway to western freeway bikepath with similar issues I guess.

I could imagine the peds get in the way a bit as it is quite narrow for a major velo way. The peds who continually use the bike only western freeway bikepath are bad enough.

Our bike paths are more resilient to wet weather too. Still flood in extreme situations but the puddles don't hang around like they do on KBB.

Definitely worth continued investment IMO.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Huggies » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:55 pm

Did a late night ride from Toombul to Nudgee Beach. Very peaceful ride with no major issues. As far as wildlife goes I only sighted Possums, Plovers & Toads. No snakes :)
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Huggies » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:46 pm

Heading home tonight I was about to cross Shaw Road around 10 PM when some moron in white 4WD Ute threw a cup of cold coffee at me :evil: . It hit me on the shirt and luckily it wasn't hot.

They drove off in a northern direction and turned into Castor Rd. Meanwhile I was yelling various expletives and sounded my Airzound Image . Time to invest in some small video cameras for the bike.
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Postby winstonw » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:08 am

Huggies wrote:Heading home tonight I was about to cross Shaw Road around 10 PM when some moron in white 4WD Ute threw a cup of cold coffee at me :evil: . It hit me on the shirt and luckily it wasn't hot.

They drove off in a northern direction and turned into Castor Rd. Meanwhile I was yelling various expletives and sounded my Airzound Image . Time to invest in some small video cameras for the bike.


hmmmm... gee that makes me wild. gutless spineless brain dead.
Someone once threw a bottle at me, which hit the bike fortunately and not me.
Being very much into justice, I got the first 2 digits of the number plate and remembered the car make/model/color.
Over the following 2 days I drove up and down every street within 2km of where I saw this car go, and eventually spotted it in a driveway. I didn't report it to the police, but just left a note in the letterbox reminding the guy of what he did.
I didn't threaten to do anything, but just thought I'd let him sweat in his own guilt for the rest of his life wondering what I might do.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Oxford » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:19 am

winstonw wrote:...
Over the following 2 days I drove up and down every street within 2km of where I saw this car go, and eventually spotted it in a driveway. I didn't report it to the police, but just left a note in the letterbox reminding the guy of what he did.
I didn't threaten to do anything, but just thought I'd let him sweat in his own guilt for the rest of his life wondering what I might do.

:twisted: the best justice, him just knowing that you know where he lives and knowing that if he does something stupid again and it happens to you, that he will feel justice but have no idea who meted out the justice. keep 'em guessing. just like cameras, they know they got pinged by a cyclist with irrefutable camera evidence, can they really remember which one? so best to leave all of them alone, just in case.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Huggies » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Spotted another snake this afternoon near Nudgee Golf Course. Glad I didn't run over this Red Belly Black.

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Postby winstonw » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:27 pm

Huggies wrote:Spotted another snake this afternoon near Nudgee Golf Course. Glad I didn't run over this Red Belly Black.


I don't mind the red bellies so much, as they apparently eat the browns which are much more toxic to humans.
This one is small compared to some of the monsters I've seen down that way - up to 6 foot.
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Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Comedian » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:39 pm

Saw one myself just then!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Postby Huggies » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 pm

The bridge just north of the Shaw Road crossing is currently closed.

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This whole area is to get an upgrade according to this website.

http://www.citynorthinfrastructure.com.au/news.php
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Postby winstonw » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:15 pm

Huggies wrote:This whole area is to get an upgrade according to this website.

http://www.citynorthinfrastructure.com.au/news.php


Boy, I can't believe their 'solution' for the Shaw Rd pedestrian and cycle crossing.
in the pic below, the areas marked '1' are
"Feature landscaping to be prominently ornamental and native grasses with contrasting color to provide a visual indication of entering the Wooloowin area."
Man, this is so ill considered. This 'visual indication' blocks both shoulders, and will therefore force Shaw Rd commuter cyclists out into the heavy traffic flow vehicle lanes, which are horrendous in peak hour. I travel this section of Shaw Rd almost daily, and cannot believe yet another dangerous pinch point has been created by planners with apparently no experience riding bikes.

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Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Max » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:10 pm

I saw the World's Biggest Snake riding home last night. It was stretched across the whole width of the path. When I say "stretched", it wasn't actually stretched. Even all twisty, it was as long as the path is wide.

It was on the crest of the small hill coming away from the dog park in Alderley. I screamed like a little girl and somehow managed to avoid running over it. Phew!

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Postby winstonw » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:06 pm

There was a 2 foot red bellied black at the Nundah Crit this arvo. Spectators were absorbed in watching the Division 2 racing, then when someone called out snake, hahahaha. they looked down and you should have seen them run. I spent a few minutes escorting it away from the track, though if it had got on the track, I doubt any of the 40 adrenalin charged riders averaging 90 seconds a lap would have slowed down.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby lethoso » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:56 pm

winstonw wrote:and cannot believe


sadly, I can believe it pretty easily :cry:
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Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:47 am

Saw this nice little snake on the side of the Nundah crit track yesterday.

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Postby Max » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:24 am

*shudder*

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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:55 pm

Just a few obstacles to avoid on the KBB today.

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The Nundahdome is drying out nicely.

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Postby PawPaw » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:10 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:Saw this nice little snake on the side of the Nundah crit track yesterday.


some of us have been wondering about the big python. hadn't seen it for a few months. glad it is still around.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:30 pm

When the brook isn't under water at the moment the puddles are so big and there is so much mud and sand it's not a pleasant place to be. I'll be avoiding it on the road bike for a bit I think.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby high_tea » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Also it's closed off under Gympie Road as of this afternoon. The rest of the bit I ride (Pfingst rd to Noble st) is rideable but a bit messy.
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Postby PawPaw » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:32 am

high_tea wrote:Also it's closed off under Gympie Road as of this afternoon. The rest of the bit I ride (Pfingst rd to Noble st) is rideable but a bit messy.


Well that ends my trip to cbd; so off to Scarborough.
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Postby high_tea » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:46 pm

PawPaw wrote:
high_tea wrote:Also it's closed off under Gympie Road as of this afternoon. The rest of the bit I ride (Pfingst rd to Noble st) is rideable but a bit messy.


Well that ends my trip to cbd; so off to Scarborough.


Open again this morning, at long last...
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby PawPaw » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:05 pm

saw three snakes on KBB today. that's a record.
a 3 ft greenie brown one I presume was a tree or grass snake, but some browns can have that coloring too.
a 4 ft red bellied black.
a 3 ft black snake.
none of them was the slightest bit agressive, quite the opposite.
I presume the warmer weather, the water lying around, has increased the number of insects, ergo frogs and similar predators, on which the snakes are feasting.

there's still around 100 metres of 2-3 inch deep brackish water puddles over Boondall Wetlands trail. if you go slow, taking a good roadie through it shouldn't be an issue.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:54 am

KBB from Grange to Nudgee Beach looking great this morning. Lots of people out and about from the odd group ride, to the 'into it' roadies through to the poodlers alike, all having a ball. There are some detours, mostly around Gympie underpass, but given what it looked like a week or so ago, i wasnt holding out much hope of a clear puddle free ride. There are two minor puddles, but all is clear.

Many bell deaf people, including one chap who clearly hadnt heard the multiple rings, who decided to jink to the right just as i was about to pass which sent me off on the grass..... but honest mistake and all was cool.

Not a big fan of BCC, but they do hook in for the KBB. Im surprised that so many of the huge puddles that do linger on this run, are all clear.

Just about the perfect weather as well.
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Re: Kedron Brook Bikeway to the sea conditions report

Postby Comedian » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:11 am

Great update!

I saw them digging drainage trenches from the puddle prone sections around the football fields. I don't think they have done the biggest and most persistent ones near the Grange library turnoff but we should take all victories. :)
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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