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safe ride brisbane/sunny coast/gold coast

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hi, training for cairns half, its been a little while for me on the roads (and have done most of these rides before but my alzheimers has kicked in) and due to a little bit tentative based on what happened to k2 and others, but can someone give me an idea how safe would some of these rides be, and most likely on a friday and also a saturday

aspley - samford via bunya rd or eatons crossing rd  

caloundra - tewantin and up noosa hill

aspley - dayboro

or a safe ride on the gold coast  

prefer few trucks, a few hills and wide lanes

 

any help appreciated

 

 

 

 

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Aspley to Samford is OK. The motorists are used to a lot of cyclists on the roads out here, and whilst they get pissed off now & then, it's usually because of large groups. Eatons Xing Rd would have a lot more traffic but is a lot safer, as Bunya Rd gets very narrow at times.

Aspley to Dayboro is best done as a loop. The road between Dayboro & Petrie has the best verge, so if you're riding in the morning, do it clockwise.

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I swore I'd never ride the Samford - Dayboro section again after so many close passes from numpties doing a 100kph, there's bugger all shoulder to take refuge in.

I'll drop back later with some maps of the rides we did out of Currumbin into the hinterland last January. 

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Cheers.  I would like that.  

 

I am am thinking Gold Coast even to the natural arch. From memory I hardly used to see a car out there very often. 

 

Or the Maroochydore ride in David low to Noosa used to be pretty safe but dont think it is very challenging.  

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Interested to see a map or vague directions iFoz. I'm new to the area and most roads into the hinterland that I've seen seem a little on the risky side. I'm yet to figure out where all these cyclists that go through the beachfront at Currumbin head to. Any help would be appreciated.

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I ride Hamilton to Scarborough most weekends. Very safe and lots of bikes at Redcliffe. 

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On 3/23/2017 at 10:12 PM, Rude Beef said:

Interested to see a map or vague directions iFoz. I'm new to the area and most roads into the hinterland that I've seen seem a little on the risky side. I'm yet to figure out where all these cyclists that go through the beachfront at Currumbin head to. Any help would be appreciated.

Sorry, thought I'd answered, but just realised that was in another thread about Gold Coast rides.

Here's three garmin links to my rides in the Curumbin Valley, Tomewin climb and Springbrook climb (The Springbrook climb is currently closed due to Cyclone Debbie damage).

Tomewin climb   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058107

Springbrook climb   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058193

Currumbin Valley   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058238

Enjoy.

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On 15/04/2017 at 6:28 PM, iFoz said:

Sorry, thought I'd answered, but just realised that was in another thread about Gold Coast rides.

Here's three garmin links to my rides in the Curumbin Valley, Tomewin climb and Springbrook climb (The Springbrook climb is currently closed due to Cyclone Debbie damage).

Tomewin climb   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058107

Springbrook climb   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058193

Currumbin Valley   https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1526058238

Enjoy.

Yeah I saw these links in the other thread. Much appreciated! 

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