Traffic Conditions in the Sydney CBD?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nicholastanguma, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. YouAreNotASlave

    YouAreNotASlave Adventurer

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  2. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    North Sydney to Windsor, North Sydney to Pheasants Nest stop (M31 to Canberra), North Sydney to Gosford on my bike is all roughly about an hour.
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  3. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Got to the M7 at Liverpool at 5.45 this morning, wouldn't of left it much later.
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  4. Mouse

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    Speed limit Dave and toll roads... try it some time and (by the sounds of it) surprise yourself.

    Been a good twenty years since I've been booked for anything touch wood, I don't speed but I don't slow down much either.
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  5. anydavenow

    anydavenow Been here awhile

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    It's true. The "quickest" riders are the consistent ones, not the fast ones.

    I had a completely clear record after moving to Aus for like the first 10 years. Not a single fine or demerit point. Then I got my motorbike license. 6 months later it was already suspended! These days I am a lot more careful.
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  6. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    True dat.

    Up here I sit on cruise on the freeway doing 110kmh, my cruise brakes and accelerates and holds speed pretty damned consistently. Checked my speed enough by gps to know I'm sitting on that 110.

    Also seems I overtake pretty well all the traffic...

    Even in a truck sitting on 100 I still overtake most of the traffic and my truck is speed limited to 103. People bitch about trucks speeding but not many do in my experience, most traffic cannot do something as fundamental as use a cruise or drive consistently even close to a speed limit.

    Ah well... wouldn't life be so much simpler if people used a mirror for anything more than checking their hair.
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  7. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    I grew up in Sydney, Born at Camperdown - It didn't get any better when I left in 79 - what a mess its become -

    @nicholastanguma Avoid it at all costs if possible - you are better being Based at Wollongong and commuting via train whilst you serve your penance thereby giving you easy access to the finer parts of NSW ......

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  8. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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    What way are you heading D?
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  9. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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  10. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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    Every second traffic light has a red light and speed camera,and its easy to get done and I don't mean crazily blowing reds, its happened to me twice and that was borderline orange, heading with the traffic into the CBD in the morning is horrible against traffic is better,filtering with a few rules is legal. All the best bike roads within 150ks of the CBD get aggressively heavy Hwy Patrol presence and stupidly low limits so to play there game you need to be smart of not accelerate between bends. You can still have fun but even doing this can result in a chat. I have lived within 10ks of the CBD and ridden here for the past 40 years, the weather allows all year riding, the traffic is pretty bad,learn the rules about slipping past the cop and traffic action and you will have a great time.Off road have a look at the Dirtbike World website for group rides about Sydney, that will take a couple of hours transport section to get to the riding. Its similar for the better road rides as well.
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  11. toecutta

    toecutta Been here awhile

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    Plan your trip in advance.. leave at 3-4AM.. watch the sunrise on the road...

    Living in Coogee.. its about 1 - 1.5 hrs to clear suburbia... and that generally still has you on a motorway "too" somewhere
    crosstown traffic in peak-hour at the moment is particularly shit with roadworks and light-rail
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  12. Woody2627

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    I may see you up there Dennis, I'm flying up tomorrow for stepsons wedding.
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  14. Woody2627

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  15. troy safari carpente

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    I used to live on the northern beaches in the mid 90's... rode my MTB's and RMX enduro bikes in the Oxford falls/Red Hill area frequently... but that was 20 (cough) odd years ago... suburbia has encroached... and the proximity of the National Park, nature reserve around the Narabeen lagoon also (I understand).

    But appears that there is still some stuff around that way that is accessed and ridden, even to this day... just 10 minutes from the beaches... and in sight of the city skyline;

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    gee... that takes me back (the trails have not changed much - if at all - looks like). Now that I remember back to those days, I had it pretty good in Dee Why... surf by morning, ride by afternoon... MTB of an evening (with lights)... It was paradise - as far as country boy living in a "city" goes - anyway. I got to play "rally course plotter" for a job in the outback as a pay cheque... and play enduro and x-country events of a weeken sometimes... yep - damn fine five years them ones... :D

    Manly Dam and Terry Hills/Duffy's Forest area had some good spots (for MTB) as well... with the new E-mtbs, there would b some awesome trails to explore again.

    Good luck with your move to the Northern Beaches... if you want to do an "adventure" type dualsport ride... sneak out from Mona Vale through McCarrs Creek to Terry Hills and on up via St Ives, to Hornsby and Galston Gorge to Wisemans... from there... go find it... but Upper McDonald to Buckety is a good start... it's an interesting ride (not just motorway haul) and roughly only an hour and half from a starting point on the North beaches. I've done it many a time.

    Plenty of Sydney-siders on here that can point you in the right direction and have "recent" local knowledge.
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  16. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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    We did all that stuff at Narrabeen back in the day, and did Red Hill about 3 years back. Not exactly legal but plenty still do. I had a cough and stall issue with my Husky, not well suited to all those 600mm vertical rock steps, up or down with an engine stall was horrible. So thats me there in 1974 on MT125 Honda and 2014 on a TE 250 Husky.
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  17. LivingdeadCamo

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    Good luck with your move to the Northern Beaches... if you want to do an "adventure" type dualsport ride... sneak out from Mona Vale through McCarrs Creek to Terry Hills and on up via St Ives, to Hornsby and Galston Gorge to Wisemans... from there... go find it... but Upper McDonald to Buckety is a good start... it's an interesting ride (not just motorway haul) and roughly only an hour and half from a starting point on the North beaches. I've done it many a time

    To the OP, if you'd like a good mix of tar and dirt you should take the above advice. Give me a yell when you're up for it and we'll meet you at Wisemans and show you around :thumb
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  18. Rider 101

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    Who gives a tuppeny toot about Shitney! NSW doesn't equal Newcastle, Sydney, Woollongong. . Get the hell out of the shithole and a day trip to Coolah Tops, Barrington, Jenolan etc etc is a doddle. Stuff metro Oz to hell.
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  19. Vince

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    And there I was thinking the original poster was going to be Sydney CBD based, or was he lying about that.
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