Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

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Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Tornado » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:36 am

Hi

On the weekends I occasionally do the PSP from Mandurah to Perth and train it back. I'm considering doing Mandurah to Freo tomorrow to mix it up a bit. If you were doing it which way would you go? Are there some good routes I should know about or have been missing out on? I was thinking of up the Kwinana PSP for a bit and cutting across, but maybe hugging the coast is an option. Not sure so I thought I would ask the brains trust that is BNA.

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Bakks » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Up the PSP to Applecross then follow the river to Fremantle.

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:24 pm

Bakks wrote:Up the PSP to Applecross then follow the river to Fremantle.

+1. A lot more scenic and casual than the PSP. No cars on the freeway to 'chaperone' you any more.
Unless time is of the essence its enjoyable exploring. One or two small climbs... I'd tell you how to avoid them, but I usually seek them out myself these days :)
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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Tornado » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Sounds pretty good to me. I'm in no rush.

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby michelle_s » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:34 pm

What does psp mean?

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:43 pm

Errr... P..? Shared Path.
The main bike path anyway. Officially shared with walkers, joggers etc. Illegally shared at times with dirt bikes, scooters, golf carts et cetera

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby MarkG » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:46 pm

michelle_s wrote:What does psp mean?


Pedestrian shared path I think?

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Tornado » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:14 pm

If you would like maps of where the PSP's go and where some of the more friendlier roads are try this linky

http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/24815.asp

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Rex » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:08 pm

I would go on the PSP to Paganoni, then cut across and behind Port Kennedy, to Rockingham then Henderson & Freo.
This is the course I did on Melbourne Cup day last year :
http://app.strava.com/activities/27077754

Coastal path around Warnbro is slow and windy, but well worth it for the amazing views and something different.
Roads from Rockingham to Freo have a bike/emergency shoulder just about the whole way, so it's as safe as you can get.

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:38 am

There are paths mostly from Mandurah to Rockingham then Mt Brown (Naval Base), Woodman Point into Freo. Follow this one, ignoring when the map thinks you're riding out to sea, the detours for shade and to stand on the SS Kwinana http://ridewithgps.com/trips/449035 .

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:44 pm

There's an Audax ride next Saturday that is following the coast, DWP to Mandurah, Freo then back to DWP, Mt Pleasant. 156km and starts 7am, mix of quiet paths and backroads, the occasional main road, lots of potential eateries along the way, weather should be good.
Baalzamon can give you more details.

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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:15 pm

I'd go north. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mandurah to Fremantle. Which way would you go?

Postby Tornado » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:09 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'd go north. :mrgreen:

And then West Colin? :D
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