Looks like a great riding weekend coming up. Sat 18 and mostly cloudy, Sun 18 and mostly sunny. Perfect!
Gawler Wheelers are riding two new routes tomorrow morning and newcomers are more than welcome. We have a 60km ride and a 80km ride...see Events on this page for details. One will be a Mallala loop and the shorter ride will be a Two Wells loop. Both groups start together and finish up together in Gawler for a coffee and chat. PS...if we get 20 or more at the start line I will be shouting the coffees/lattes!
What rides do you have planned this weekend?
Rob & I really enjoyed the ride today, you made us feel very welcome! A big thank you to everyone for all making time to have a chat with us along the way and at coffee afterwards. See you next week!
Just finished my first ever 100km ride and had to tell someone! Gawler > Kapunda > Grenock > Seppeltsfield > Tanunda > Lyndoch > Williamstown > Sandy Creek > Gawler. First 60km was hard for some reason...last 40km was fantastic with the wind behind me...cruising at 35-40 kms at times. The most serene ride....wonderful scenery and wildlife along the way. Something special about slowing down to watch the sheep, cattle, horses, birds, foxes and rabbits along the way. Going back to the Barossa for lunch now to reward myself!! Cheers.
How was your ride today?
100 kms, and THEN off to the Barossa for lunch. Impressive indeed.
That deserves a Scotch-on-the-rocks for sure.
Got to ask, though: what ride up Dead Man's Pass? That's MTB territory!
As I am doing GS3 Frank said he was going for a ride up the one tree hill road from gawler before he decides if he was going to do it. I thought thats what the road was called?
That'll be the Gawler-One Tree Hill Road (or the "Scenic Route"). The start of it does track along the edges of Dead Man's Pass, so close enough :)
It's definitely a nice, steady climb. The hardest part would probably be the bit leading up to Alexander Avenue (no surprises there). I think Ian said that there's a part with a ridiculous gradient, if only for a few metres.
Frank definitely needs to conquer it!
That is a fantastic achievement, and I am sure it will not be your last. It is however the toughest way I have heard of to avoid a couple of hills!!
Great work Frank, see you next weekend.