dunno wrote:On a side note-somethign weird Ive noticed as a ex motorbike rider-motorbike riders have a great sense of commaraderie-as you pass its customary to nod you head in acknowledgement and to say 'g'day. Why doesnt this happend on pushys?
When you see a cyclist coming the other way do you usually initiate the nod or do you wait to see if the on-coming cyclist will give you the nod?
I have a feeling that many riders wait to see if the other person will give the nod and if both riders do this they end up passing each other by without nodding....
Generally I find if I give the nod I'll get a reply back, but a small proportion of riders (that I come across) will initiate the nod.
Make of that what you will....
PS. I was also a little unsure of how the paths linked up when I first rode them (I decided to do a surveillance ride one weekend so I knew where I was going when I rode to work).
The paths could use some council TLC in places but for the most part it's pretty reasonable....and more signage would be a huge benefit to those not so familiar with these paths.
For some added fun, jump on Strava (if this interests you) and there are a heap of different segments along that route that can turn your commute into a bit of fun along the way (when the mood strikes you).
Lastly, if you want a nice weekend ride, follow the path from CS to not far past Boundary Rd and then when you come to the T-intersection of the path (just after Pipe Rd), turn right (instead of left), go through the underpass and follow the Fed trail all the way to Hoppers Crossing/Werribee (and if you're adventurous it ends on the Princes Fwy, so you can ride the Fwy shoulder to Geelong if you like, then return the same way).