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Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Berry Jun 8, 2013. 6 Replies

Unwanted Glenhaven Brook trail 'upgrade' near Fred Catterson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Streetsweeper May 23, 2013. 7 Replies

2009 MTB worlds LOGO design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susanna Mills Feb 26, 2012. 2 Replies


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Rob Berry replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"I did this ride a couple of weekends back. All the roads used were very quiet on the Saturday. I have had an issue once before on River Road with a car pushing me off the road when they came around a blind corner with a bit too much speed, so…"
Jun 8, 2013
Chris replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"I'd go the other direction, there is a very steep (~15-20%) climb on bicentenary rd. Superb panoramic views of the escarpment from bicentenary rd (note it's dirt). River rd is one of the best cycling roads near sydney, mostly paved, very…"
Jun 8, 2013
Bob Moore replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"Nice climbs and descents on West Portland Rd, but watch for hidden bumps where trees are shadowing the road. River Rd is all sealed I believe, on that loop anyway. Some dirt if following all the way to Wisemans Ferry. Bike Leichhardt doing its WWW…"
Jun 7, 2013
Si replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"Audax rides regularly go around there. River Road is one of my favorites. There are a couple of short dirt sections of a few hundred meters or so, nothing to worry about at all but worth being aware of."
Jun 7, 2013
Colin replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"I've ridden those roads on the weekend - not much traffic, just the occasional car, and sometimes a bunch due to the ferry. But the general feeling is of having the road to yourself. River Rd is the nicest - undulating along the river, and very…"
Jun 7, 2013
jelyot replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?
"Gosh it is a few years since I did that, at the time the traffic wasn't an issue although perhaps bunched occasionally by the ferry effect."
Jun 7, 2013
Susanna Mills posted a discussion

Cycling next to the Hawkesbury River?

I'm thinking of riding a 70k loop from Sackville Ferry>West Portland Road>Webbs Creek Ferry > River Road > Sackville. What's the traffic like there on the weekends (the roads-esp. River Road are v. narrow) Are there other loops that local riders would reccommend- or is this a goodie? See More
Jun 7, 2013
Streetsweeper replied to Susanna Mills's discussion Unwanted Glenhaven Brook trail 'upgrade' near Fred Catterson
"The Bike North Hills workgroup discussed this during our last couple of meetings with council. Council was initially seeking our support for the path which was planned to be concrete (I think 3m wide) with boardwalk sections in the steeper…"
May 23, 2013

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
Oh, which of the 13 do I start with...
Cannondale RB Tandem
Trek Top Fuel DS MTB
Bridgestone MB Zip
Giant Cadex CF MTB
Ellsworth Truth
Schwinn Straight 6
Trek Alpha Series RB
Schwinn Moab
Avanti MTB
Trek 3 Series MTB
Cusom airbrushed Mongoose BMX
Specialised DS MTB
About Me:
Born and raised in Que Que, Rhodesia, lived through the 'liberation struggle' and 'transformation' of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe. Went to Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. Worked in advertising up in Johannesburg and survived commuting on my bike in Jo'berg traffic. Founding member of Johannesburg MTB Club where I met the love of my life. Raced XC at national & provincial level. Established and edited RIDE magazine, and co-authored 4 books on MTB in RSA. After baby nr. 3, we decided that the 'transformation' of South Africa shared too many ominous similarities with that of Zimbabwe and there wasn't going to be a pot of gold for us or our kids at the end of the Rainbow Nation...thus we embarked upon the very difficult (and expensive) decision in 2004 to wipe out our entire identity and network in one flight far, far south to Sydney. Becoming more thickly settled as each year passes, although I do sometimes miss the wild freedom of chaos, and the lack of stifling regulation that is life in Africa...

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Ridley Noah Airbrushed frame

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:38am 11 Comments

Been lavishing my time on this...…


Cyclists required at Hornsby Council Chambers, 7pm tonight!!

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:34am 1 Comment

HSMBA will be stating their case for MTB trails in Hornsby. Please come and support them.

As usual, there will be a vocal opposition group, who know nothing about cycling…


Airbrushing a Ridley Noah

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 4:41pm 2 Comments

I'm making good progress on airbrushing a Ridley Noah CF frame, with some rather complex duplicate. I'm 'blogging' the process on , for those of you out there who are interested in following...

The pic. below is where I am at today. I've completed the airbrushing on the angels, now it's hand-brushing in the miniature details. Next I tackle a graphic on the head…


Wollongong weekend.

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

Just got back from my mum & daughter weekend in Wollongong, first time I have ever visited it. In spite of the inclement weather, we managed to pack in a slow, two hour ride north, towards Ocean Park. What a lovely ride- all next to the sea and the beaches, all on bike paths, so safe for the family. I would like…


Winter School Hols, family ride

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Now that it's school hols, had a great little ride with the kids and a friend from Galston from Newington Armoury out to Haslams Lookout on Hills Road. Apart from the M7 & Windsor Road, this is the only flat riding area I know of in Sydney!…


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At 1:27pm on June 17, 2008, DamianM said…
Welcome to the site Susanna, that's is a great story!
At 12:11pm on July 11, 2011, tonydelyall said…

Hello Susanne

You can find out about Wollongong cycleway here

The ride north along the beaches is nice provided the wind isn't howling like it has been the past week.


At 8:30am on July 18, 2011, stephen daniels said…
you are right ,its great riding &swimming at the many pools along the coast, the people down there are spoilt .

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