I've never really ridden out Humbug Scrub and One Tree Hill way and was thinking of going out to Kersbrook and back via OTH and down to Fairview Park or cut across to the top of Anstey's Hill but one section of One Tree Hill Rd looks a bit tight (and steep!).
How is this bit of road for traffic on a Sunday mid-morning?
On a related subject the roads in from Humbug Scrub look good for another H'eroica - like Airstrip Rd.
Gully Grinders rode it a couple of Sundays ago. A nice descent heading north - and a tight steep climb out. I ride it often and have had no issues with cars on weekends. Only thing - sheep sometimes come to the fence on the climb out to "laugh" at you.. Andrew.
Ah.. like the horse who laugh at you on Checker Hill Rd. Thanks.
It's a bit narrow in places but should be OK on a Sunday. Ride it occasionally week mornings and even then there's not a lot of traffic. Gawler Wheelers include it on a few Saturday morning rides. Probably narrowest section is the bridge at the bottom.
Airstrip Rd is steep in places and can vary from smooth dirt to rough corrugations, depending if the council has just graded it or it's due to be graded. Quite narrow in places and can have a few cars travelling too fast for the conditions. Drivers wouldn't expect cyclists to be using the road.
Road could be graded two days before and the corrogation is sure to be back and is never smooth but gravely.
is it the road or the people using it that makes the danger?
AIRSTRIP ROAD! not for road bikes, mtbs but a hard uphill climb and the road is so corogated that it nearly shakes the car off the road.
In that case it sounds perfect for the 2012 H'eroica ride the only problem would be is there a winery we can end up at not too far away?
I've got a plan. Kathy lives up there, perfect place to finish up. Start baking Kathy.
cake and cookies are no problem but only wine here is cooking type. GARY!
Yes winery in Kersbrook next to Cold stores.
Kersbrook Hill Wines just south of Kersbrook. Not bad for coffee either..
There is a winery between Checkers and Kersbrook on the Kersbrook road, has a cafe as well but honestly it really wouldn't compare to the winery on the 1st H'erocia, value, venue and scenery would be hard to match