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Currently commute Kwinana to CBD so this might save a few kms, but don't want more time or more grey hairs.
Original thought PSP into Como and up Thelma or South Tce. Google is suggesting turning off at Mount Henry, then Manning Rd & Kent St, because of shared paths?
No really a shared path rider, too fast/impatient and on 23mm tires, so advice?
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Preston Street bridge off Kwinana PSP.
Good coffee on left at Empress.
Turn right Labouchere, follow to roundabout and turn left at Thelma.
Cross Canning, follow Thelma to Hayman. I imagine traffic at the private school might be an issue at drop off time.
Also consider taking Labouchere from the Narrows, though crossing Mill Point Road is an exercise in patience.
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How you get to Henley may be directly off Canning Hwy, from the first pedestrian overpass after Canning Bridge or through backroads crossing Manning. The latter can be easier, just take the overpass at the boatramp just before Canning Bridge, then onto Manning for a short distance from one of several sideroads, take Ley St and this'll get you to Henley. The less time you spend on Manning the better.
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argybargy wrote:Don't forget the 'boat ramp access' overpass before Canning Highway that can be used to access Manning road from an alternative angle.
I go this way (Davilak, Godwin) but I go around the north side of the golf course as I am on Dick Perry Ave. There is a short section of shared path near Como Secondary, but it is brand new, nice and wide, and usually vacant.
Cuts out the dogs breakfast path along Canning Hwy, school madness at Penrhos and the hills of Axford St.
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Hasn't done me wrong yet, and has the most important aspect in that you ride straight through the Kent/Hayman roundabout. That roundabout is a friggin nightmare due to the 4 lanes each way plus high speed plus a lot of traffic. Making a right turn there would be a huge pain. I almost get hit enough just going straight, no way I'd make a turn there every day.
There is a bit of shared path between Henley and Murray, but it's not too long, and it's one of those great bike only shortcuts. It is being torn up at the moment, with a short section of gravel that wouldn't be much fun on 23mm tires. It's a bit rough for me even on 28s.
Off-topic a bit, but that entire section of path was torn up and replaced with tar/gravel for well over a year when they buried the power cables in the area. They finally repaved it back in Feb, and have started tearing it up again to put in what looks like a slightly altered path a few metres to the side. Well planned.
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Elev Difference 13m
Elev Gain 13m
I work at the ARRC which is across the road from tech park.
I was crossing at the horseshoe for a while but did not like having to go through the school drop off area that is populated by a large proportion of 4WD's.
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