Here is an enjoyable ride of a few kilometres almost totally free of car traffic via the shared path around the narrower northern end of Lake Macquarie. Very popular with walkers as well, it’s not a racetrack – in spite of what some road cyclists seem to think.
This path badly needs connection with Belmont and Fernleigh though, I have to drive there unless I really want to chance my arm with trucks on the narrow Eleebana S-bends….it’s so close, and yet so far!
Today I took a diversion down to Boolaroo, the “country town” on the lake that was held back in time by the Sulphide Works (Pasminco), now gone from here – only some heavy metal remains — Plumbum that is (Pb).
Boolaroo even has an LBS – with a red Apollo step through on show out front :
Boolaroo is quite photogenic :
It’s an easy and mainly level ride and you can go further around to the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery (and beyond, if you then take the road). Try it !