Ferny Grove Rail Trail

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:43 pm

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RobM wrote:Is that the finished surface (crusher dust)? Or are they pouring concrete slabs in between the two edge kerbs?


My guess is that it will be asphalt looking at the heights, the compacted material was road base.


No need to guess the other end is already black between the edges.
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby PiratePete » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:09 am

ZepinAtor wrote:No need to guess the other end is already black between the edges.


That's it then. Can't see a good reason for riding to Samford via Samford road and dicing with the traffic between Ferny Grove and the climb.

I didn't mind the dirt, but I'm getting the feeling that I'm going to just love the upgrade.
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:59 am

Sounds like a great win for commuting in Brissie
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:57 pm

looks like a pretty decent hill, might definitely be worth a detour when it opens.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby jerrah » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:49 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Sounds like a great win for commuting in Brissie

We just need more of these routes connecting to other routes. So many new bike lanes only travel for a few hundred metres then dump you back in the traffic! This route is completely out of the traffic though!

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:10 am

Same problem in Sydney though there have been some improvements
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby RobM » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:52 pm

Yeah should be all sealed now. I rode out there last Monday and they juuuuuust let us pass through. They had the machinery there putting down the tar and asphalt.

We were the last to ride the fabled dirt of the Lanita Track.

On a side note: you could always head up the Goat Track for your fix of dirt. It's a cracker.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby redsonic » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:45 pm

The Lanita track section of the rail trail must be close to finished by now. An article in the North-West News announces that not all cyclists will use it. I would worry about lots of fallen eucalypt branches and leaves (which of course, the council would do nothing about), forcing a faster rider to slow down considerably. I was hoping they would go for a bike lane up the range, but the locals had their say and elected for the path through the bush.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby RobM » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:01 pm

For me, it all depends on the time of day.
Sunrise ride to Mt Mee = take the main road and keep everyone single file.
Midday cruise to the Goat Track = take the trail and enjoy the scenery.

You can't please everyone I suppose :lol:

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby ZepinAtor » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:09 pm

red sonic wrote:The Lanita track section of the rail trail must be close to finished by now.


It's not "officially" open but, everybody is already passing through there regardless. I've "un-officially" used it twice over the Xmas period.
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby jerrah » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:35 pm

I've seen a lot of aggression from drivers on Samford Rd where it narrows. I think I'd take the new trail even if it's out of the way.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:15 pm

Is it ITT suitable??? :)

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby PiratePete » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:51 pm

The article looks to be written to provoke the usual animosity between us and the rest of the community.

Personally Latina rd and the rail trail was and still will be my personal preference over Samford rd.
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby jerrah » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:12 pm

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Progress as of today. Saw a number of other cyclists using it even though it's not officially open. All the guard rails are amusing... Are they worried people are going to ride off the edge? :lol:

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby RobM » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:24 pm

Standard butt covering measures in a society where everything is a 'class action' unfortunately :roll:

Wonder if less horse riders will use it now (I assume horses don't like walking on asphalt much). Good for the train station commuters though.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby jerrah » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:39 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:https://www.strava.com/segments/11321298 :P

Sounds like a challenge! But don't count on me beating you anytime soon. :wink:

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm

Just wait till its fully paved :D

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby PiratePete » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:11 am

Lukeyboy wrote:https://www.strava.com/segments/11321298 :P


It's on! [emoji6]

Just need my road bike back from the shop and the time to out there from down here in the Deep South. But marked it is, I see a challenge...
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby cancan64 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:02 pm

Is there a ride on
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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:25 pm

What's the delay in finishing the ends??? Fkn useless. My roadie isn't a damn CX bike :P

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby adam0bmx0 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:34 pm

Ha agreed, I went through yesterday and the base layer of tarmac at either end was seeping some sort of gasoline type fluid, not sure if it was due to the sun on it or its like that until they seal it...

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:22 pm

Tar.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby adam0bmx0 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:27 pm

Awesome, I just went straight over, tyres seemed ok after and nothing stuck to them.

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Postby PiratePete » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:16 am

I'm hoping to get out there on Saturday to have a look.

So I'd appreciate it if some could cover that pre-coat with some asphalt, I've got a KOM to try to beat. [emoji13]
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