Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

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Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Sun May 27, 2018 10:51 pm

As the title suggests, any news ?

Was a great ride up there late last year, if not a bit eerie ...

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:24 pm

I sent the Project manager an email during the comm games a got zero response apart from the generic one
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:31 pm

Cheers. Not sure if we are house sitting again at Xmas, and in the end it doesn't matter if it's open or not, as I'll still go.

But just go back a different way than I did.

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:19 pm

I read somewhere October
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Looks like I’m back on GC at Xmas for 10 days or so, so looking at doing the usual rides and Springbrook is one of them again.

Is there an easy way to go up Springbrook and down Beechmont ?

Last time I went up Springbrook, I came down along the reservoir, and whilst good, there was plenty of high speed traffic, so wondering if there is a better return route back to GC (Benowa to be specific) ?

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 pm

MichaelB wrote:Is there an easy way to go up Springbrook and down Beechmont ?


define easy
down the goat track, up the back of beechmont, then down the front of beechmont
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:10 am

Easy as in “road bike capable”.

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:27 am

MichaelB wrote:Easy as in “road bike capable”.

Yes. The goat track is bitumen
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:43 pm

jasonc wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Easy as in “road bike capable”.

Yes. The goat track is bitumen


I tried looking it up on a map, but can’t seem to find the road that you mention. I’ve ridden Pine Creek Rd to get back, but can’t quite see a ‘road’ that appears on a map that would get me to Beechmont.

Using a mobile doesn’t help either !!

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 pm

MichaelB wrote:
jasonc wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Easy as in “road bike capable”.

Yes. The goat track is bitumen


I tried looking it up on a map, but can’t seem to find the road that you mention. I’ve ridden Pine Creek Rd to get back, but can’t quite see a ‘road’ that appears on a map that would get me to Beechmont.

Using a mobile doesn’t help either !!

Pine creek Rd is the goat track. I'll create a route for you
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:04 am

That’d be great.

When looking at the maps, can find Pine Creek Rd, but it only seems to lead you down to Advancetown lake rather than towards Beechmont, but will also look on a laptop when I get home.

I’d love to hear of any other routes that are good in the area.

I’ll post up some of the routes I did last time. One I enjoyed, but need to refine is one that went into the hills at back of Currumbin and into NSW, but the routing was a bit awkward.

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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 pm

nope. i'm wrong. you have to go via advancetown
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Re: Updates on Springbrook re-opening ?

Postby MichaelB » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:34 pm

jasonc wrote:nope. i'm wrong. you have to go via advancetown


Bugger !!!

Oh well

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