What are your favourites?
Some of us would be really familiar with climbs around the Adelaide Hills and down south. Norton Summit, Checkers Hills, Corkscrew Road and Willunga Hill all spring to mind, but what about some of the other hills in this State?
Tell us what your favourite is (or perhaps nemesis) – if you have any maps or additional information or route profiles feel free to share with us all…. Also remember that some of the best hills are found touring and off-road and might not necessarily be the hardest to climb!
When you ride on heavy, comfy, fat tyres the bike forces you to leave your ego at home and enjoy the ride as a ride rather than a race. I personally dont like riding a roadie unless i've got nicks on but i can ride a flat bar in flat shoes and not feel underdressed.
I ride on a MTB to be safer on rough and unknown roads. it's more about the width of the tyres the fact the brakes will work even when riding in mud, the wheels will hold the corner regardless of rutts and the slightly softer ride. allows the day to pass into weeks if you decide to ride a big distance.
Jim we all know you are just a biking fiend no matter what kind of bike or terrain.
No rules :)
I quite like the ride from the start of the freeway up thru devils elbow past the old Eagle on the Hill Pub all the way to Stirling (apart from the brown snakes - I will post a pic later).
Up Gorge rd is nice scenery but the surface is a bit ordinary
I haven't done too many hills so I should get some good tips from this post!
Sadly, my climb into bed is my favourite. lol
I like any climb that is with a big bunch of fellow climbers. I seem to grow another leg. When I'm alone I dont seem to have the mental toughness, whereas in a big group ride with a goal at the end of it (TDU, Ride Like Crazy, Amy's Ride etc) I have the motivation to get to the top.
Don't mind some work, like Nortons, but shy away from stupid crazy hills. Speaking of which, the climb out of Myponga Beach would be a monster I think. Hard enough by car. :-)
Going down? Would be a spectacular wet end if your brakes let you down.
Anyone ridden it?
Myponga Beach Road, from the Myponga Beach back up to the reservoir. Google maps doesn't really show anything, and I've searched for a photo, but no go.
Best thing to do I reckon would be to drive there and cycle out of Myponga beach. That way you'd get a wicked descent back to the car…
I've got two more.
Favourite: Black Top Road, Continuing up to Mt Gawler on the way to Kersbrook.
Nemesis: (One tree hill rd thru to) Hannaford Hump Rd to Devil's Gully on the MTB. Short but Steeeep, no fun on a singlespeed!