Fernleigh cycling track

Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby bychosis » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:05 am

Have browsed a couple of the articles. Makes my head want to explode. People are stupid. Speed humps (my kids would probably love some 'jumps'), rostered days? What a joke, it's a public shared path. The public need to SHARE it.
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby newie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:06 am

Have you seen today's contributions?
One genius has suggested it could be made better if pedestrians were instructed to walk on the right!!
I can't help thinking that most the people posting in the comments don't actually use it all that often. I ride it all the time and it is nearly always uneventful, with everyone getting along just fine. Sure, you will get the occasional inconsiderate idiot, but no more than in any other sphere of life.
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby breezer1 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:35 pm

well the video link at the herald just goes to show, what i said way back the fernleigh track is a pain in the a+++ for cyclists/walkers/ well everyone! it is so packed in mornings and weekends its inevitable there are going to be incidents with fast riders/slow riders/pedestrians that walk where they want/dogs/children that dont know when and where people are that use the pathway, i try and avoid it as much as possible in certain times of the day and weekends, why they didn't keep the train line tracks and use that for a walkway and have a separate track for cyclists, but then who's going to police that! ... its the same as our roads until there is a bad accident and someone gets killed that they may rethink there bikepaths strategies :cry:
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby bychosis » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:01 am

I ride the Warners Bay foreshore nearly every day. It can be a pain for a cyclist, but thems the breaks. If I didn't like it there is a road nearby.
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:39 am

Warners Bay track is okay on weekdays but dreadful on weekends. That said, I try to stay away from the area between the Metcalf Street roundabout and the Eleebana end of the track and confine my riding to the western end. Far fewer pedestrians and if you want distance you just do reps between Speers Point Park and the rowing club.

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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby breezer1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:38 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Warners Bay track is okay on weekdays but dreadful on weekends. That said, I try to stay away from the area between the Metcalf Street roundabout and the Eleebana end of the track and confine my riding to the western end. Far fewer pedestrians and if you want distance you just do reps between Speers Point Park and the rowing club.

Hey, Breezer, good to see you posting. Was thinking about you the other day for some reason or another. We should catch up.


yeah we will! just remember to pick a good time if its on our pathways :roll: You know what i mean :wink: i like the pelican to murrays beach path, park at the airport and return, it's a good quiet ride a little on the road, no where near as much traffic than the local cycleways ie .....wb/fernleigh :D
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby madsmc » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:52 pm

I rode the track from Adamstown to Belmont and back twice on Saturday just gone. Lovely day and a great ride. The corrugated concrete section at Redhead was a bit of a pain, but other than that is was a top spot for a ride.

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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:19 pm

Nice there yesterday morning. There was a 60km organised run happening but the orgaisers had signs up telling the runners to stay left and be aware of cyclists. Managed to chat to some of them. Everyone having a good time. It doesn't take much.
Also good to see that a lot of the faster riders are now calling-out when they are about to make a pass on either peds or other riders. Thanks guys, we slow guys really appreciated it, especialy those lead riders who told us how many were in their squadrons.
See, it IS possible to share and enjoy!
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby newie » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:18 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Nice there yesterday morning. There was a 60km organised run happening but the orgaisers had signs up telling the runners to stay left and be aware of cyclists. Managed to chat to some of them. Everyone having a good time. It doesn't take much.
Also good to see that a lot of the faster riders are now calling-out when they are about to make a pass on either peds or other riders. Thanks guys, we slow guys really appreciated it, especialy those lead riders who told us how many were in their squadrons.
See, it IS possible to share and enjoy!


I was out yesterday morning too, it was a superb day for it and everyone seemed really cheerful. I was super impressed with the 60k runners - that is a serious distance by foot. I was almost inspired to do an extra lap, but was getting hungry by the end, so just the usual Sunday 3 for me.
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby bychosis » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:28 pm

I was out there too. I must apologise for the little rat bags (my kids and their mates, 7&5yo) with me that wouldn't keep to the left. They were just out for a race and certainly don't yet have the spatial awareness to determine when it is safe to overtake. One bloke did say something about keeping left to which my rather frustrated reply was "I'm trying"
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Re: Fernleigh cycling track

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:52 pm

newie wrote:
gorilla monsoon wrote:Nice there yesterday morning. There was a 60km organised run happening but the orgaisers had signs up telling the runners to stay left and be aware of cyclists. Managed to chat to some of them. Everyone having a good time. It doesn't take much.
Also good to see that a lot of the faster riders are now calling-out when they are about to make a pass on either peds or other riders. Thanks guys, we slow guys really appreciated it, especialy those lead riders who told us how many were in their squadrons.
See, it IS possible to share and enjoy!


I was out yesterday morning too, it was a superb day for it and everyone seemed really cheerful. I was super impressed with the 60k runners - that is a serious distance by foot. I was almost inspired to do an extra lap, but was getting hungry by the end, so just the usual Sunday 3 for me.


Like many FT riders I can recommend Macquarie Cafe at Belmont for a feed and a good coffee after the Sunday ride. :wink:
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