yes Hallett Cove has plenty ofshort punchy climbs or long ones such as the Cove Road or Grand Central Ave, or as I call it the Col Da La central
Hehe - Hallett Cove itself does have some great climbs - and often see mates doing circuits and repeats - just can't bring myself to do it - if I am riding, I like to go somewhere outside of my suburb, get the feeling I have actually been somewhere, I don't like looking at Strava saying I rode 50kms, but never got further than 10kms away from my house - bit hard to brag about that ride to non cycling friends .. lol
I like where I am. Linear Park is at the bottom of my road. Montecute Road and Norton Summit are a 10 minute ride. Close to the city. 1 for Felixstow.
you can also ride down the cove road, through Seacliff & on to glenelg etc
I rate anywhere between say col light gardens around to Clovelly Park. Got some of the best mountain bike loops around and you are dead close to some of the best hills road riding.
I'd say Teringie.
For riding in? Belair (bike path from Lynton, Belair NP with Cherry Plantation Drive), Upper Sturt. Hardly suburban riding of course. Same goes for Parklands Trail, particularly southern and western areas (inc cemetery). I can't leave out Semaphore. For a quiet Sunday explore, Port Adelaide and Woodville North (Audley St). Plympton is a good suburb to ride in on a Saturday morning if your bike is about to breakdown.
For riding into? (and stopping) - Thebarton.
For riding from (where one lives) - anywhere you can jump on the treadley and easily get to the places you want to go (I'm happy).
Morphett vale cos the roads are new and most have bike lanes plus you are super close to quiet climbs. Ive lived there. I prefer the city cos its close to the training groups but Reynella, Morphett Vale is world class IMHO.
Was good enough for Pat Jonker..