Post your M7 experiences

Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby wombatK » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:19 pm

Alycat wrote:I did the cycleway end-to-end and back on Thursday (puff, puff, 90k), my first thoughts were that the cyclepath has a lot less cracks heading south past about Elizabeth Drive (but a lot more hills :evil: ), didn't notice cracks were wide, mind you I was starting to feel it bit heading back up the climbs to Elizabeth Drive :lol:

The cycleway is 38 km from Prestons to Old Windsor Rd, so one end and back makes 76 km. Maybe you did 7 km to and fro the start ?

I haven't noticed any worrying cracks south of Westlink office. North of Deans Park there are some poorly designed pit lids. Some have been vandalised (e.g. the one Rockford came to grief on), others abutting the motorway concrete fences just look like they've always had nasty gaps.

Cycling over the pit lids is a bit risky - like stepping on footpath cracks, it's best avoided. Since Rockford's stack, Westlink have been busy filling bitumen gaps (heaps of new bitumen snakes). Maybe that makes it look like there's a bigger problem than it is.

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby ve safari » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:53 pm

38km??!

Man, I was close to the end and did not know it! I rode 35km on Saturday and turned around :(
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Alycat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:43 am

wombatK wrote:The cycleway is 38 km from Prestons to Old Windsor Rd, so one end and back makes 76 km. Maybe you did 7 km to and fro the start ?
I live at Wiston Hills, it is indeed 7.0k to the start of the cycleway.
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Alycat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:33 am

Out on the M7C (M7 cycleway) again this morning, heading south at Powers Rd, about 9:30, passed (just) by another MBSO (Motorised BSO...), these are really getting thick on the ground... :(
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby ve safari » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:37 pm

What is a BSO?
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Boognoss » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:01 pm

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Spiza » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:58 pm

:lol: I was wondering what a BSO was too.
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Boognoss » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:07 pm

Spiza wrote::lol: I was wondering what a BSO was too.


I confess to wondering what the heck the acronym meant until yesterday too :)
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Alycat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:24 pm

Boognoss wrote:I confess to wondering what the heck the acronym meant until yesterday too :)
Me too, and a POBSO...

I am a member of SEA... Society for Elimination of Acronyms. :roll:
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Alycat » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:05 am

Just back from a M7C end to end and back, only one MBSO this morning, I was heading south about the GWH and he was heading north, very noisy.

Right down the south end, a service vehicle is coming the other way slowly, I slow, just as I pass it a rabbit runs out from the grass at side, probably waiting for car to pass, very close, only missed it by a hare's breadth... :roll: :roll: funny thing was he (or she) was still there when I was coming back... must be getting close to Easter. :lol:
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby gauchoracer » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:20 pm

A Hare's breath, or a Rabbit's breath...???...???... :lol: :lol: :lol:
(Someone had to say it... didn't they...??? :? :roll: :? )

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby zozza » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Thought I'd finally clean the glass from the cycleway just south of Richmond Rd after riding past it all week,

Got a couple of "goodonya mate" compliments form passing cyclists,

Thought I'd appease the puncture gods by my deed :D

Nah!

Got a puncture by glass at the very spot I'd cleaned coming home :(

Grrr!
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby wombatK » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:29 am

zozza wrote:Got a couple of "goodonya mate" compliments form passing cyclists,

+1 from me. Mightn't have saved you, but I'm sure it will help everyone else. Thanks.
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Alycat » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:15 am

gauchoracer wrote:A Hare's breath, or a Rabbit's breath...???...???... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Rockford » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:10 pm

It was Clean up Australia day today, I saw them starting to setup near Dean Park today, so they might have removed a lot of sharps.

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Spiza » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:47 am

zozza wrote:Thought I'd finally clean the glass from the cycleway just south of Richmond Rd after riding past it all week,

Got a couple of "goodonya mate" compliments form passing cyclists,

Thought I'd appease the puncture gods by my deed :D

Nah!

Got a puncture by glass at the very spot I'd cleaned coming home :(

Grrr!

Goodonya Zozzman :D
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Chuck » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:21 am

zozza wrote:Thought I'd finally clean the glass from the cycleway just south of Richmond Rd after riding past it all week,

Got a couple of "goodonya mate" compliments form passing cyclists,


Add me to the list of "goodonya's" big man :D

zozza wrote:Thought I'd appease the puncture gods by my deed :D

Nah!

Got a puncture by glass at the very spot I'd cleaned coming home :(

Grrr!


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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Spiza » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:01 am

Because he didn't do a good enough job Chucky :wink: :P

Have you been getting out mate?
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Kev365428 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:18 pm

Chuck wrote:
zozza wrote:Thought I'd finally clean the glass from the cycleway just south of Richmond Rd after riding past it all week,

Got a couple of "goodonya mate" compliments form passing cyclists,


Add me to the list of "goodonya's" big man :D

zozza wrote:Thought I'd appease the puncture gods by my deed :D

Nah!

Got a puncture by glass at the very spot I'd cleaned coming home :(

Grrr!


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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby Chuck » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:48 pm

Spiza wrote:Because he didn't do a good enough job Chucky :wink: :P

Have you been getting out mate?


Been commuting Spiz now that I'm back at work. Will try and get out with you guys tomorrow :idea:
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby wombatK » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:26 pm

A cyclist was busy sweeping the cycleway with a small branch of trees just north of Lamb St around 6 pm-ish today. The area was actually much clearer of glass that it had been for a few weeks.

Either zozza hard at work, or he's inspired others to help with it or maybe some clean-up Australia activities have helped.

'onya if it was your handiwork again Zozza.

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby zozza » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:31 pm

wombatK wrote:A cyclist was busy sweeping the cycleway with a small branch of trees just north of Lamb St around 6 pm-ish today. The area was actually much clearer of glass that it had been for a few weeks.

Either zozza hard at work, or he's inspired others to help with it or maybe some clean-up Australia activities have helped.

'onya if it was your handiwork again Zozza.

Cheers


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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby master6 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:33 pm

I am a visitor, staying at Rhodes. Is there a simple way to get a simple fella from Rhodes to the M7 bikeway please?
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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby leximack » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:44 am

master6 wrote:I am a visitor, staying at Rhodes. Is there a simple way to get a simple fella from Rhodes to the M7 bikeway please?


you could try following this route from boognoss
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/22513416

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Re: Post your M7 experiences

Postby ruscook » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:29 pm

master6 wrote:I am a visitor, staying at Rhodes. Is there a simple way to get a simple fella from Rhodes to the M7 bikeway please?

Simplest way (not safest) is straight West on the M4 shoulder to the M7 at the Lighthorse interchange.

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