I've been mapping out a few routes that I've either done solo or would like to do but am not sure about putting them up as Muddy rides so I am looking for suggestions.
50km (approx rides) are fairly easy through Clarendon, Blewiitt Springs and slightly longer 80km rides can be done using Willunga, Penneys Hill and Wickhams Hill. The first dilemma I face a tad selfish in that I'd rather do the longer rides on a weekend when I am not racing the next day (which are few and far between as races are most weekends). The second dilemma is some of the routes are on roads that I'm happy to ride on (albeit cautiously) Main Rd Coro Valley, Cherry Gdns Rd, Ironbank Rd, Upper Sturt Rd for example but I know some riders are wary of those roads. While I'm happy to ride on them I'm not so sure I would want to organise a ride for others on those roads. I've also kept away from Education and Oakridge due to the steep inclines but these could be included. So I need some route suggestions please..
Next weeks ride will probably be Chandlers Hill, Clarendon, Blewiitt Springs, McLaren Vale, C2V approx 60 kms.
Yours actually sounds harder! I think you are thinking of Acklands Hill, starts at Coro Valley and is the road that kind of becomes Cherry Gardens Rd / Ironbank Rd.
If you base a ride out of Clarendon, you have all of those hills handy, plus a few others all leading in and out of the surrounding hills and valley. Linking them up would make for a bloody hard day on the bike!
nice one !
here is a ride that I do for a bit of relaxation, last time I did it back in August there were no magpies :-)
If you want to add a few K's turn right on to Longwood Road and then left on to Stock Road. Then left again just before the Strath Road on to the Algate Valley Road the in to Algate, Stirling, Avenue Road and pick up Sturt Valley Road again from the North instead of the South which would make it about a 85k day instead of the 65k day.
here is the alternate route mapped out for you to see.
I like it. :)