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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:43 pm
by ZepinAtor
PiratePete wrote:
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:09 am
by PiratePete
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:59 am
by mikesbytes
Sounds like a great win for commuting in Brissie

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:57 pm
by Ryanhyltoncummins
looks like a pretty decent hill, might definitely be worth a detour when it opens.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:49 pm
by jerrah
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!

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:10 am
by mikesbytes
Same problem in Sydney though there have been some improvements

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:52 pm
by RobM
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:45 pm
by redsonic
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.

North-West news cover:

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Article inside, headlined "A Wheel Waste of Money":

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Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:01 pm
by RobM
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:

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:09 pm
by ZepinAtor
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:35 pm
by jerrah
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:15 pm
by Lukeyboy
Is it ITT suitable??? :)

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:51 pm
by PiratePete
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:12 pm
by jerrah
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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:

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:24 pm
by RobM
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.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:54 pm
by Lukeyboy

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:39 pm
by jerrah
Lukeyboy wrote:https://www.strava.com/segments/11321298 :P

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

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:41 pm
by Lukeyboy
Just wait till its fully paved :D

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:11 am
by PiratePete
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...

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:02 pm
by cancan64
Is there a ride on

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:25 pm
by Lukeyboy
What's the delay in finishing the ends??? Fkn useless. My roadie isn't a damn CX bike :P

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:34 pm
by adam0bmx0
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...

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:22 pm
by Lukeyboy
Tar.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:27 pm
by adam0bmx0
Awesome, I just went straight over, tyres seemed ok after and nothing stuck to them.

Re: Ferny Grove Rail Trail

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:16 am
by PiratePete
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]