Southern Veloway warning

Southern Veloway warning

Postby Zippy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:25 am

Hi Guys,
Just a quick warning for those of us that ride the southern veloway early in the morning, it appears that the "lovely" people of the southern suberbs are up to their old tricks again. As I was getting on the veloway this morning at Honeypot Rd. (Hackham) I discovered thin rope strung around the posts on the entrance track :shock: .
So be careful out there and if you catch the little ********** I am sure a pump inserted somewhere will make them reconsider their life choices :evil: .
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby by76 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:33 pm

Thanks for the tip Zippy. Has this been reported to the police?
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:29 pm

School holidays and scum bags with too much time on their hands. Thanks for the warning, that's my usual Saturday morning route.
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby shiv » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:38 pm

Bugger the pump (no pun intended), use a co2 cannister or 2!
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:15 am

Thanks for the heads up. Starting to happen all too often :twisted:
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby alex » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:04 am

another reason i dont use bike paths and just take my chances with the traffic
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby Richard.L » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:01 pm

at least its not fishing line this time (from what i head on this forum before)
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby Boognoss » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:08 pm

Richard.L wrote:at least its not fishing line this time (from what i head on this forum before)


Or fencing wire...... :evil:
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby bionic wombat » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:49 pm

just great! Thanks for the warning
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby arkle » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:53 pm

Zippy wrote:Hi Guys,
Just a quick warning for those of us that ride the southern veloway early in the morning, it appears that the "lovely" people of the southern suberbs are up to their old tricks again. As I was getting on the veloway this morning at Honeypot Rd. (Hackham) I discovered thin rope strung around the posts on the entrance track :shock: .
So be careful out there and if you catch the little ********** I am sure a pump inserted somewhere will make them reconsider their life choices :evil: .


When you say "again" do you mean that they're doing it at the same place? Or is it in a different place?

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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby Zippy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:01 am

When I say again, I have heard of this happening before along the veloway, although I have not experienced it myself (luckily). But, I am sure we can all look back at our younger lives and say that we did things that today we are not proud of, although I don't think I did anything that endangered people to this degree, apart from driving like a moron in my first car :oops:
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby m@ » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:20 am

Boognoss wrote:
Richard.L wrote:at least its not fishing line this time (from what i head on this forum before)


Or fencing wire...... :evil:


...Or barbed wire... :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:41 am

m@ wrote:
Boognoss wrote:
Richard.L wrote:at least its not fishing line this time (from what i head on this forum before)


Or fencing wire...... :evil:


...Or barbed wire... :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby matth » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:00 pm

m@ wrote:
Boognoss wrote:
Richard.L wrote:at least its not fishing line this time (from what i head on this forum before)


Or fencing wire...... :evil:


...Or barbed wire... :evil: :evil: :evil:


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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby SeanB » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:34 pm

actually, i've seen somewhere that it has in the past been some 'adults' and aimed at the people hooning around on those mini motorbikes. some people... :roll:
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby m@ » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:14 pm

SeanB wrote:actually, i've seen somewhere that it has in the past been some 'adults' and aimed at the people hooning around on those mini motorbikes. some people... :roll:

Word on the street in Hobart is that it's some locals who don't like sharing 'their' walking tracks - some have been caught red-handed in the past setting traps on popular MTB tracks by putting logs and rocks etc across tracks. IIRC someone was cleaned up by a fencing wire trap on a designated mtb track in Conningham about 12-18 months ago.

I've hit a strand of fencing wire (dodgy council job, not a trap) at medium speed - managed to get on the brakes and came to a stop without having an off. Had really bad bruising across one bicep and nasty scrapes/bruises on the other - I don't want to think about what would happen if you hit barbed wire at neck height on a downhill track.
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby nasz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:20 pm

thanks for the info - will keep an eye out! With the frequency of these events, perhaps a wire cutter ought to be mounted onto the handlebars
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby hillman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:09 pm

Hope someone catches the little bastards that think this sort antisocial activity is fun.
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Re: Southern Veloway warning

Postby williamsf1 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:15 am

also of note is the tunnel near macca's at the bottom has a lot of glass in it.... and it's VERY dark.... (usual ride, park at macca's then ride the veloway to willunga and back)

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