I had a great ride today on some new roads that i have been meaning to tick off. Didn't feel like going for a ride but sucked it up, grabbed a servo coffee a bit after six and then hit the dirt through sheppards hill and out to Clarendon on the road. Came back via the dirt and a couple of back lanes.
It got me thinking are there roads out there that people are wanting to hit up and havent yet?
Have you found a little number that you want to share?
Couple of picks from today. This is the top of mundoo lane off of Illunga drive in Scott Creek/Cherry Gardens. The photo doesnt show it but it was a really steep decent. Unfortunately i missed the lefthand turn onto the Tom Roberts trail which was near the top of the hill so it was a hike back up.
Was it the Purple Crowned Lorikeet?
No it wasn't the Lorikeet. http://app.strava.com/segments/1411357 Might have to revisit that one. We stopped just before the top and were discussing coming back the other way on another loop. Time to close the gap!
JRA today and look out a dam. Sorry about the dodgy photo but honestly there is a dam there. Once again on a track I have been meaning to do for years on the MTB but was riding passed it today and thought stuff and hit it up on the CX. Ankle high wet grass, with rocks and sticks and about 10% gradients made it a bit hairy in places on the CX.
Today I somewhat accidentally ended up on Evans Drive, Ironbank (which has been mentioned on this thread already).
I was probably less that ideally equipped for it, but it's Paris-Roubaix tonight so I thought "what the heck" and kept going. It really is worth doing. Riding on dirt/gravel is different enough to be interesting (especially the corrugations. Surely cobbles can't be worse than that?), the views are excellent and the only other people I saw was a couple walking their dogs.
The descent down Ironbank drive afterwards is very, very nice too.
If anyone is looking for a good route, I found this fun: Old Freeway, Mt Barker Rd, Aldgate Valley Rd (as good as people say), Stock Rd (steep with cold legs after Aldgate Valley), Longwood Rd, Scott Creek Rd, Evans Drv, then across Upper Sturt Rd and down through Belair past Windy Point. About 60km, 2-3 hours (depending how hard you go).