I got taught a lesson this morning about respecting tight corners on wet roads while riding downhill. Its funny how I was always so careful about this situation in my 10+ years riding motorbikes (and…Continue
"First up, I travel interstate for work most weeks, and I totally agree with you that Adelaide drivers as a whole are the rudest, most ignorant bunch in the country (although I haven't driven in Darwin, so I guess they might be worse).
"Well done :)
With the Clipsal traffic carnage fast approaching, now is the time to ride, and to let others at work know how much quicker it was to get in to work on the bike. Blackwood to Nth Adel is now comfortable quicker for me on the bike (both…"
"I've asked that several times on these forums but nobody has answered me. I went around Checker on the TDU as I've never seen it before, but I'd love to know if the two are on par.
I'd wager the steep bit on the so-called bikeway…"
"Actually yeah, good point by BJ - I'd revise my former answer and say:
Easiest: Windy Pt (unless you take Kalyra).
Safest: Bikeway (no cars, duh).
Quickest: Old Belair (most direct of the three).
Like I said, I ride/drive this…"
"+1 for Windy Point Rd, UNLESS
- you like living on the edge, in which case Old Belair will be far more entertaining with far less room for passing cars on a few of the corners; or
- you miss Checker hill, and you feel like having a 500m stretch of…"
The Grand Slam series ridesare part of Bicycle SA's comprehensive year round calendar of rides,all of which are fully supported ensuring a safe, stress free ride foreveryone. The ridesget more difficult the further you get into the series - you can workup to the more difficult rides and share in a bit of friendlycompetition with your mates."The Grand Slams are great and well organised. This will be my second year. It's a great way to keep in shape throughout the year and achieve your own…See More
"Another one that never gets a mention is branching off Windy Pt at the restaurant and heading up to the top via Kalyra rd - same elevation in about a quarter of the distance. I'd love to know how the slope on that compares with Checker in case…"
Below is the info from TourDownUnder site, but if you plan on doing this ride, join us as part of Team CancerVoicesSA! Lets see if we can get the biggest team yet! No cost to join as part of a team, and you get the team name printed on your jersey.The Mutual Community Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser is the official recreational ride of the Santos Tour Down Under. Ride stage 4, departing only hours before the professionals’ official race start.Mutual Community Challenge Tour…See More
"If you can handle the initial climb heading south on the Veloway you shouldn't struggle on Flagstaff - granted it is steeper in a short section, but I'd agree with what Robert said below, it flattens out pretty quickly and I reckon its…"
"Oh, and another one.
Kudos to the fella who stopped to puke his guts up at the Range (apparently due to having something too sweet at the Willunga rest stop) but got straight up after a couple of minutes laying on the roadside adamant that he was…"
Hi Mark - good to hear you did the Coast to Coast - I was visiting Dad in Tassie, so that's my good excuse for non participation! I'm trying to achieve 600k a month this year, the bike and I are enjoying ourselves, but the housework/gardening/boring stuff is taking a beating. See you at the next Jones Party!!