Is the goat track open?

Is the goat track open?

Postby themerlin » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:36 pm

Anyone know if the work on the goat track has been finished, I have seen a few people do the strava segment so I'm guessing it's open.
If so what is the new surface like?

This is the Samford/Nebo goat track.
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by BNA » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:52 pm

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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Purt » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:52 pm

Won't be open till May this year.

Those people are probably just checking out the progress.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Nope she's now officially closed off while construction crews repair the road and remove overhanging boulders. It's still open in parts for the few locals that live on it but the majority is closed. THey have a site office set up and all.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:06 pm

I've got to say i'm amazed that it is happening, I thought for sure it had been abandoned for good.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby apollocreed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:44 pm

Is it passable at all? Even with the roadworks, Anyone been up there?

I wanted to head up that way this weekend?
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:57 pm

I haven't been up there recently but no chance. The work they are doing requires the road to be blocked off from all traffic be it cars, motorbikes, cyclists and pedestrians.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby RobM » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:52 am

Photos and updates:
http://www.mountnebo.org.au/goat-track-updates/

Currently 66% completed...
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:06 pm

That link is superb, looks like they are actually paving the whole thing.
The day this gets reopened there's gonna be big line up.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby RobM » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:27 pm

I'm not sure about paving/asphalt the whole thing. Something I read somewhere said it was a like-for-like repair of the road. So dirt track (with better drainage and rock protection, I suppose).

I might be wrong tho.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby RobM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:14 pm

74% complete....
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:54 pm

93% complete

getting close now
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:34 pm

95%

check out the last couple of photos

"spreading of road pavement gravel"
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby RobM » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:22 am

97%!

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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:14 pm

few guys on my strava feed rode it today must be pretty much done then
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Purt » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:31 pm

Ryanhyltoncummins wrote:few guys on my strava feed rode it today must be pretty much done then


Don't really see the point of this, just wait until they've opened it.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:43 pm

Its just some guard rails missing with a few small road closure boards at the end which is similar to the amount of road closure signs when the goat track was washed away with waist high grass growing.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:51 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Its just some guard rails missing with a few small road closure boards at the end which is similar to the amount of road closure signs when the goat track was washed away with waist high grass growing.

So... if the Road Closed sign is 'small', it's alright for people that think they're special to disregard it?

Just wait until it is OPEN.

OR,

Man up and do Pei Rd.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:40 pm

I couldn't give two hoots about what people do. If they want to do it then fine go ahead. The no bicycles signs around Brisbane seem to be doing their job. Or the small road closed sign on the traffic island at Fitzgibbon yet the big gates preventing people from driving through remain open. I had a little snoop around there and the world didn't end. Even saw the local residents driving through to get to their house and kids riding along the bikelane through there.

Edit: IIRC the signs are no vehicles past this point. Not road closed signs.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:16 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:I couldn't give two hoots about what people do. If they want to do it then fine go ahead. The no bicycles signs around Brisbane seem to be doing their job. Or the small road closed sign on the traffic island at Fitzgibbon yet the big gates preventing people from driving through remain open. I had a little snoop around there and the world didn't end. Even saw the local residents driving through to get to their house and kids riding along the bikelane through there.

Edit: IIRC the signs are no vehicles past this point. Not road closed signs.

We're not talking about some sign in some hick suburb, we're talking about a closed road that's still being worked on. Its an attitude like that, that 'fuels' the massive amount of people in this country that already hate cyclists. If you think it's fine to ignore the odd traffic sign (ie, only adhere to the one's that suit you), don't post your hazy fly6 footage on here of cars that 'might' come a little close to you and expect everyone to jump up and down for them to be hung, drawn and quartered!!

It works both ways dude. Think about it.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:07 pm

No were talking about some road in the middle of nowhere that is complete bar some missing guard rails and roadside signage preventing it being open to traffic. The reason I seriously couldn't give a hoot is because its not my personal responsibility. Just the same as if a motorbike, truck, car or 19 cyclists chooses to run a stop sign. That's their $330 problem. If you get finned for speeding down Mt Glorious or Camp Mountain then whose problem is that? If anything anytime you go over the speed limit be it in a car or bike your just adding fuel to the fire of the respective party. Hit a cyclist while driving a car then expect the penalty. Get run over by a car after running through a stop sign then you have yourself to blame. Just like that bloke in the States that got killed running a red light trying to set a strava time.

FYI, the only fly6 footage I have uploaded was for people to view a sample quality. I have better things to do in my life than upload every small 'close pass', tosspot that cuts me off or car running a red light like that weirdo with 20 gopros in the UK does.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:31 pm

Lukeyboy wrote: If anything anytime you go over the speed limit be it in a car or bike your just adding fuel to the fire of the respective party.

So I take it from that quote, we won't have to hear about any of your superhuman descending skills :roll: .. or, your 60+kmh lead out skills on the Bicentennial bikeway anymore!
Coz that would be, well, 'adding fuel to the fire', wouldn't it? :wink:
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:42 pm

Most of my superhuman descending skills are as described by others. I just know how to corner correctly and only use the brakes when needed as you yourself know as well :P 10kph over the toll bridge otherwise there are no posted speed boards :)

PS. I'm always throwing fuel in fires. Also, its 70+ not 60+ :P :P :P
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:04 pm

Okay chaps, you can now 'officially', go for it.

https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/gener ... ?id=132831

This Saturday..

2.00pm for walkers/runners

4.00pm for cyclists.

Entertainment, music etc.
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby InTheWoods » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:25 pm

I can't be bothered reading back. Is the new road sealed, or gravel?
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Re: Is the goat track open?

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:30 pm

Both. Sealed at the ends and gravel inbetween iirc.
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