Perfect Rides

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Organiser – Peter Harrison 0448 364 138
“Peter’s Exploratory Rides For the Enjoyment of Country Tracks.”
Locations within 2 hours drive of TTG. Usually 9:00 AM start. 60 – 70 km. Gravel roads to tracks. Pace to the slowest rider 12 – 15 kph
Bring morning tea, lunch, water etc. Return about 4:00 pm. Normally no facilities along the ride. For the more experienced self sufficient rider.
More details will be published prior to each ride.

2021 PERFECT rides…
Sunday January 24th Strathalbyn Train Station 9am. Cancelled due to forecast extreme weather conditions.
Sunday February 21st: Strathalbyn Train Station 9am.
Sunday March 21st: Roseworthy- Kapunda
Sunday April 18th:  Sedan Hotel 9am.
Sunday May 16th: Clare ride with Jilden 9:30am.
Sunday June 13th  Waterloo 9am
Sunday July 11th Harrogate ride with Sven 9am.
Sunday August 22nd
Sunday September 19th
Sunday October 17th
Sunday November 14th
Sunday December 12th
Please let me know if you would like to lead a ride on one of those dates or if you have a request for a particular ride.

Next ride details…

Harrogate July 11th at 9 AM
TBA

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Older rides:

Waterloo June 13th at 9 AM
Meet at Waterloo district war memorial/Tom Kruse Park.

70 km – mainly dirt and gravel roads with about 6 km of bitumen.
No facilities on the ride so bring lunch, water, tools and spares.
Leaving from Waterloo the ride will cross the River Light, Tothill Creek  and Brady Creek & pass Apoinga Lagoon.  Will pass through Quin, Webb, Brady and Niblet Gap. (Niblet Gap can be a problem for non-mountain bike riders due to erosion and rocky sections but it is short and can be walked if needed).  Cross the Tothill, Bluff & Scrubby Ranges and skirt the Hallelujah Hills.
We will return through Emuville (on the opposite side of the hills to Black Springs. This will require some care – that traffic can be very heavy in this major historic town).  The return will be along Emuville Road back to Waterloo.   There is an interesting old homestead and outbuildings (with the longest hitching rail I have seen) on the Eastern side of Emuville Road just North of Mollers Gap Road at the head of the River Light.    This is obviously one of the early homesteads in the area (fenced off to protect it) but I have been unable to find any information about it. Can any of the history buffs in the club can find any info on it?
GPX file  attached  – not to the normal standard. I am now using Garmin Basecamp to generate the data but it doesn’t speak nicely to Oziexplorer. (What Garmin Basecamp exports as a “Track” is received by OziExplorer as a route – this may cause problems with some older GPS units.) I will republish the data (with map and profile) when I send out a reminder in the week before the Ride.
The last time we had a ride from Waterloo there was some problems with some peoples car GPS. Depending on the settings you have on your car GPS (relating to dirt roads I think) some GPS will route from Marrabel to Waterloo through Saddleworth rather than the straight 15 km road to Waterloo (bitumen most of the way – may even be all the way now

Sunday May 16th. 9:30am start at Clare.
Meet at the junction of Farrell Flat Rd and Horrocks Highway Clare, adjacent to the Mid North Motor Co, opposite the toilet block.  The ride will run northwards to the locality of Andrews and back to Clare via mostly dirt roads
BYO morning tea and lunch, there will be no facilities on this ride.
Kevin D ride report

Sunday April 18th Sedan
Meet at Sedan Hotel 9am Sunday 18th. April.   55-60km, minimal climbing (200m), could be some sandy spots, some bitumen, exposed at times so sunscreen etc, probably limited water resupply, should be ok for hybrid bikes, could be a few prickles so spare tube and/or puncture kits etc, option after lunch to add a few km and include an interesting geological feature, might get to meet some ‘friendly’ locals, usual ‘debrief’ at the Sedan pub.

Please bring water, food and bike spares.  No facilities on this ride.
Download GPX
Kevin B ride report

Kapunda mine trail ride
Sunday 21st March, leave from Railway Tce Roseworthy at 9 AM (Reserve at southern end of the Tce) for 67 km of mostly dirt/gravel roads with a bit of connecting bitumen.
Explore the original track from Gawler to Kapunda as laid out by Bagot for the transport of copper from the Kapunda mine to Gawler along Walkers Creek (and coal on the return journey) Learn the story of the name of Shea-Oak Log. (A small township now bypassed by the highway). A climb over the small range of hills near Belvidere. Then downhill to cross over Reformatory Road onto Mary McKillop Walk and ford the River Light and onto Kapunda.
On the left is the site of an old Irish Commune and on the right the original Rifle Butts used for rifle training in the early days of the town. Rifle shooting was a major sport in the early days – there were fierce competitions between clubs all over the state. They didn’t let the tyranny of distance hold them back! On a given day there would be a competition between 2 towns. They would each go to their own rifle range and shoot over the various distances etc. The results would then be posted to each other and in 3 short weeks they would work out who had won!
Ride past the Kapunda Mines and into Kapunda and its historic buildings. The ride back will be along the original “civilian” road to Adelaide through a ford on the western side of the town via Fords & Freeling parallel to the railway. Virtually downhill all the way!!!
There are toilets and facilities at Roseworthy and Kapunda. All riders need to be self sufficient  with tools spares and water. Please BYO lunch – although we will probably stop for lunch in Kapunda we may need to stop earlier. Please remember we ride at the pace of the slowest rider. This may be very important on this ride when we are on the open plains if it is windy. We will travel much faster if the stronger riders shelter the slower riders.
There is a strange characteristic of Kapunda that I have observed over the last 30 years. There always seems to be one good coffee shop somewhere on the main street – they seem to last 3 years or so and then disappear to be replaced by another. As far as I can recall the first was in the old Bank Building in the main street (before coffee was a thing!!!). I had to travel through Kapunda this week for work, the coffee shop in the supermarket at the northern end of town has disappeared (along with the supermarket!!) and a new shop has opened across the road that seems to have reasonable coffee

Sunday 21st February Strathalbyn
Meet at Strathalbyn Railway Station, 9am Sunday 21st. February.   Leave to the south before turning west and climbing towards Ashbourne.  We will skirt the Bullock Hill Conservation Park to the south before heading east into Finniss for lunch.  Continuing east towards Milang we turn north to cross the abandoned Milang branch railway line and return to Strathalbyn.
55km mainly on dirt/gravel roads, small amount of bitumen, short section of sand and a creek crossing.
Please bring water, food and bike spares.  No facilities on this ride except for lunch stop in Finniss.
Kevin’s ride report

Sunday 15th November 9:30am start at Strathalbyn.
Meet at the Strathalbyn Railway Station/Information centre, 20 South Terrace. No parking at the centre, it is 4hr limited, plenty of untimed street parking nearby. The ride will be relatively flat, featuring quiet bitumen, dirt roads and tracks. We will be riding the 14km Nurragi Trail, the old railway line to Milang. It is in 4 sections crossed by local roads and all but the last section being easy to ride. As this is primarily a walking trail, bikes will have to be lifted over stiles. Please bring eye protection as there is a fair bit of low hanging vegetation.
Milang has shops and facilities so our major stop will be there. After Milang we will be heading along the shore of Lake Alexandria, crossing the Angas and Bremer River outlets. Pelicans should be abundant. Our return to Strathalbyn will be along quiet back roads through the Lake Plains and Langhorne Creek districts. There will be plenty of mosquitoes near water so please bring insect repellent.

Sunday 18th October 9:00am start at Keyneton.
The meeting point is at the junction of Cork Hill Road and Jutland Road.   Cork Hill Road meets the Stott Hwy 7km out of Angaston heading toward Sedan. Turn into Corks Hill Road and the meeting point is about 400 meters along where three roads meet.
There are no facilities on this ride.  Please bring food, water and bike spares with you.

Sunday 20th September 9:00am start at Tailem Bend.
Meet at the Tailem Bend train station.  Toilets are nearby.
Approximately 60km ride on mostly trails and gravel/dirt roads with a small amount of bitumen.  It’s fairly flat but I have managed to find a small hill!  The ride will include two free river cruises and we will be seeking out two different types of track on our journey.  BYO morning tea and lunch.  There are no facilities on this ride.  Please bring food, water and bike spares with you.
Kevin’s Ride Report
Photo Album for this ride

Sunday August 23rd 9:00am start at Porter Lagoon.
54 km ride from the “Picnic Area” on the Northern side of Porter Lagoon to the Apoinga Smelter Site – returning via Webb Gap, Tothill Gap, Emuville & Stony Gap.
Please bring food, water and bike spares with you.

Sunday July 26th. 9:30am start at Clare.
Meet at the junction of Farrell Flat Rd and Horrocks Highway Clare, adjacent to the Mid North Motor Co, opposite the toilet block.  The ride will run northwards to the locality of Andrews and back to Clare via mostly dirt roads
BYO morning tea and lunch, there will be no facilities on this ride.
Jilden’s Ride Report

Sunday June 21st. 9:30am start at Sanderston.
Meet at Sanderston, (bottom of the hills coming down from Mt Pleasant &
just before you climb the hills if going up toward Mt Pleasant) corner of Hoads Rd
and Sanderston Rd, (just off the Angas Valley Rd).
Approximately 50kms, no climbing, shop at Cambrai in the middle of the ride otherwise no facilities, all gravel.
David’s Ride Report

Sunday 16th February 2020 – Eudunda-Point Pass

February’s PERFECT ride will start from Eudunda heading east along Deep Creek road to Peep Hill. Turning west we cross the Worlds End Highway at Point Pass and climb up the escarpment. On a good day we should have great views as we traverse the ridge to the Radio Tower where we again turn east for a steep and rugged descent back down the escarpment. Once we have gathered ourselves at the base, having made the descent at our own pace, we will make tracks back to Eudunda for a debrief or two!
The ride is approximately 60km and consists of mainly gravel roads and dirt tracks.
There are no facilities on this ride. Please bring food, water and bike spares with you.
Meet at Centenary Gardens in Eudunda at 9am Sunday 16th February. Turn left onto Worlds End Highway as you come into town from Kapunda and the gardens are on the left. Best to park in the lane near the public toilets.

Kevin,s Ride Report

Sunday 19th January 2020 – Palmer 9am
Meet in parking bay on the right as you enter Palmer from Adelaide.  Leave from Palmer at 9am and head south east to intersect the disused Monarto-Sedan rail line. As part of the April ride last year we rode a section of this same rail line near Monarto. If navigable we will ride the maintenance track alongside the line south to Reedy Creek Bridge, otherwise we will use the adjacent road. We then head east to Mannum for lunch on the river bank. After lunch we head north west through a gully and gap returning to Palmer from the north.
The ride is approximately 55km on mainly dirt/gravel roads and tracks. There is a small amount of sealed road to contend with.
The only facilities on this ride are at Mannum. Please ensure that you carry with you enough food and water for this distance.
The ride will leave at from the parking bay on the right as you enter Palmer from Adelaide.

Kevin’ ride report

Meet at Robertstown ready to ride at 8:30 AM Sunday 22 September Goyder Interpretive Gardens, Commercial St Robertstown
65 km of dirt/gravel roads and tracks. Cross both Spring Hut and Burra creeks (twice) – compare the size of Spring Hut Creek as it comes off the Ranges compared to what we saw last month at Bower Dam. The low elevation point will be the so called Gordon Lagoon. (Never seen any water in it!) We will stop at Government Dam to compare it with Bower Dam we saw last month. This ride is a longer one at 65km and there are no short cuts after the 19 km mark, but it is relatively flat so we should be OK.
Roberstown – Gordon Lagoon Profile 09-19
Robertstown – Gordon Lagoon 09-19

Please print the maps and profile to bring – I will only have limited copies in future. Let me know if you have any difficulty printing.
There are no facilities on this ride.

Sunday 25th August – no climbs!!
Meet at Sutherlands ready to ride at  8:30 AM. 50 km – 70 km out to Bower Dam returning via Bower and either The Stock Route or Mallee Road. We will decide the actual return route on the day depending on conditions – shortest will be 50 km and the longest 70 km. Relatively flat ride on gravel/dirt roads.
No facilities or shops on the ride.

Highlights of the ride:-

  • Bower dam – not sure if this is a government or station dam. It is at the end of Spring Hut Creek where it peters out on the mallee plains. It flows for about 30 km from the Bluff Range (just above Robertstown) – quite a large deep creek near its origins.
  • Bower Lime Kilns. This is registered as a heritage ruin but I am not sure if it is still standing. In the 1920s and 30s there was a thriving industry in Bower supplying mallee logs and roots to Adelaide (for heating houses etc). The logs were loaded onto trains at the Bower station. The lime kilns were used to make early forms of cement (obviously using the mallee logs as fuel)  – the second highest employer in the region. The modern Portland cement was introduced in 1910 and slowly took over lime cement – I wonder if the final demise of the lime kilns was due to a shortage of mallee logs?
  • The Stock Route – one of the many wide right of ways existing throughout the state for the movement of stock when droving was the only alternative for moving stock. This one stretches from Eudunda to Morgan.
  • Sutherlands – named after William Sutherland who took up 2 sections of land in 1881

Sunday 21st July starting from the Red Grape Bakery at Sevenhill at 8:30 AM
I will double check before the ride, but the Bakery opens at 7 AM for an early morning coffee!! Right next to the Sevenhill pub as well!!!!! Setting out along Possingham Pit Road, down Spring Gully, north to Armargh and white hut, crossing Camel Hump Range on the Old Burra Road, swinging back towards Farrel Flat and back to Sevenhill. The theme of the ride will be to explore why the Burra Road was first on this route and then abandoned in favour of the current road through Farrell Flat.

Sunday 16th June starting from Waterloo at 9 am.
Dirt and gravel roads and tracks criss-crossing the Tothill Range to Koonoona and return.
I have recounted the gaps – 9 all told.  Quinn, Webb, Niblett, Tothill, No name gap (hardly a gap at all), Logan, Stony, Emuville, & Moller.  Some were used for the Copper Road (Burra – Adelaide) and others for local use. There are no prizes for picking which ones where on the  Copper Road (too obvious on a bike!)
The ride also skirts the Apoinga Lagoon – the site of a copper smelter I the early days of the state but (as far as I know) no trace remains.
We will also past 2 of the original properties in the area Koonoona and Emuville.
The meeting place will be in the car park on the Eastern side of the road (by the hall and playground.)
The road from Marrabel to Waterloo has a (good) Gravel section – depending on the settings, your GPS/mapping programme may divert you to Saddleworth then on to Waterloo to avoid the gravel.
There are no facilities on this ride – please bring food water tools and spares.
Please let me know if you are coming.
Peter’s ride report

Sunday 19th May starting from Eudunda at 9 am.
There will be a section along the top of the escarpment above Eudunda with a “technical” descent down the “track” from the Radio tower.

It will include Deep Creek Road but not sure whether to go up it or down it. (There is another “technical” section of this road that is a bit rocky – a hoot to ride on a mountain bike but more care needed with other bikes. (I have ridden it many times on a touring bike with narrow tires). Depending on which way I decide to go on Deep Creek Road there may be a ride up historic Lights Pass.
David’s ride report

Sunday 14th April 9 AM start at Murray Bridge Community Club on Murray Cods Drive in Sturt Reserve.

The plan is to ride north out of Murray Bridge along the river and then head inland to pick up the currently unused Monarto South to Sedan railway branch. If possible we will navigate this down to Monarto Zoo before heading back to Murray Bridge.
The ride will be approximately 60 kilometres of mainly gravel roads and some dirt track.
There are no towns or services on the route. Riders must be fully self sufficient – Water, tools, spares and food.
David’s ride report

Sunday 17th March 8 AM start at Truro Main Carpark (Northern Side Main Road)

60 km of mainly gravel and dirt Roads. (There is scope for shortcuts in the case of extreme hot weather down to about 45 km) Riding West from Truro bypassing St Kitts and Mount Rufus. Down Leakes Pass(drop about 100 m in 3 km – should be a hoot!) and on to Neales Flat. Returning via “The Watchbox”, Rocky Creek Reserve and the Dutton Mail Road.
David’s ride report

Sunday 13th Jan  Start  9 AM  Hill St Kapunda (near the Ambulance Station) 56 km mostly dirt and gravel roads.  Kapunda – Jim Hill – River Light (my favourite crossing – remnants of 2 separate bridges that were washed away until they gave up and put in a cause way). Past historic Anlaby Station to the hamlet of Buchanan and Tarnma Creek. Return via a secluded track east of Tarnma, Waterloo Plains and (the base of) Mount Allen. No facilities on the ride – bring tools water food etc. If the weather is very hot there is the potential to reduce the distance to ~45 km

Sunday 10th Feb, Oval entrance Tarlee.
Note Start time has been moved forward to 8 AM (This is in case of hot weather – I have set the time rather than try and shift it when forecast is known.

60 km dirt and gravel roads. Will go through Hamley Bridge, unknown if shop is operating . Ride north along the Gilbert River flats to Giles Corner and Kelly Hill. Then on to Hamley Bridge – the junction of the Light and Gilbert River. Looping back towards Stockport, but passing over Pine Ridge and back to Tarlee along the banks of the Gilbert River. Assume no services available so bring lunch, water, tools and spares

The November Perfect Ride will be from Mount Bryan on 25th Nov 9 AM

~57 km via White Hill Road, Newickie and Dust Hole Creeks. Highlight will be a 6 km downhill dropping from 600m to 450m (without a major hill to climb afterwards!!!)

This will be in a more remote area so food, water and tools essential.

At this stage I intend to camp at the campsite at Mt Bryon on Sat night (note that I believe the Mt Bryan Hotel has again closed)

Sunday  28th October starting at Waterloo at 9 AM

Just under 48 km of dirt/gravel Roads crossing the Bluff and Tothill ranges. Starting with a short loop through the back streets of Waterloo to gain an appreciation of how large the town used to be. (Compare what is there now with the map of the town in its heyday.) Then Quin Gap, Webb Gap, Brady Creek, Lagoon Hill, Niblet Gap, Moeller Gap and back to Waterloo.

No facilities on the ride so bring lunch water and tools etc.

Sunday July 15th from Porter Lagoon at 9:00 AM. 60 km on dirt/gravel roads. This is a repeat of last months ride that didn’t eventuate for a variety of reasons. The ride has been swapped around so that we can follow one of the many routes taken by the bullock drays transporting copper from the Burra mines. The ride will follow the Springbank Valley to Burra North and the railway station. The rail line was used to transport copper, grain and sheep from the area – we will see what remains of these activities. An early lunch/late morning tea in Burra (can but lunch and coffee).

The return will be via the Old Adelaide Road – past the sight of the “Sod Hut” – the first stop for the bullockies. Then on to Stony Gap and Koonoona station, Emuville and Black Springs. Returning to Porter Lagoon with a stop at the Old Black Springs Cemetery if time permits.

Sunday 17th June 2018   9:00 AM from Porter Lagoon ((picnic area off Lagoon Road)
Distance will be between 50 – 60 km depending on the route we take if the weather is inclement. Will be mostly gravel roads and relatively flat. Full route – Porter Lagoon – Black Springs – Emuville – Old Adelaide Road – along the banks of the Burra Creek to Burra. Return via Spring Bank Valley to Porter Lagoon.
We can buy lunch (and coffee!) in Burra.

February 25th 2018 9am start.
Meet at the Centennial Gardens Eudunda (on the left on Worlds End Highway as you come into town from Kapunda).
I haven’t done much riding in this area so it will be an “exploratory ride”. The planned distance is 63 km however depending on how we are going we could make a left turn at Long Hill and descend directly into Eudunda – 47 km.
There are also other possibilities to shorten the ride if conditions are extreme.

The general route is:-
Eudunda, Wombat flat, Leakes Pass, Tableland, The Triangle, Hansborough, Long Hill, Smith Road (down hill!), Wombat Flat, Eudunda. Mostly dirt/gravel roads with a few more km of bitumen than usual (due to the unfortunate positioning of the River Light).

No facilities – bring own food, water, tools etc.

January 21st 2018 Starting at Gawler Central Railway Station, to Freeling and return. details TBA.

November Perfect Ride

Start Sunday 19th November 9 AM opposite Cambrai general store.

~55km dirt and gravel roads.  Ride up Pine Hut Rd , following the man made stone walls on each side of the road.  Good views from the top back towards the River Murray.

Lunch at Eden Valley Oval.  A magnificent 15km continual down hill to finish.

As is the norm for Perfect rides , there are few facilities on the ride. You will need to bring tools, lunch, water , spares etc.

Please let me know if you intend riding.

Andrew Catchpoole 0419 850 397

catchy12@bigpond.com

September Perfect Ride Cancelled

This ride will start at at  Hamley Bridge , the junction of the Light and  Gilbert Rivers and an historic railway town. About 50km.

We’ll roughly follow the Gilbert River valley and rail line through Stockport and up to Tarlee, then climb up through the southern section of the Clare hills, followed by a downhill run back to Hamley Bridge.

Please let me know if you’re interested in riding.

Cheers
Tony Bazeley 0449 759 643

August Perfect Ride

Sunday 27th August, Start at Sedan (in front of Church) at 9 AM.   68 km some bitumen, gravel and dirt roads and tracks. Sedan through Moorundie Wildlife Park to the pumping station on the Murray.  Returning via Yookamurra Sanctuary.  Lunch will be on the banks of the Murray.

There are no facilities on the ride. Please arrive early to ensure a 9 AM start due to the length of the ride.

July Perfect ride

Start 9AM Sunday July 30th Sevenhill –  Little Red Grape Co car park.
Please let me know if you intend riding, either by return email, or my mobile.

Tony
0449 759 643 – tonyb@sa.apana.org.au

June Perfect ride

Start 9 AM Sunday July 2nd Eudunda Memorial Gardens

54km mainly gravel and dirt roads. Down Deep Creek Road and Slate Road to Peep Hill. Climb the escarpment up Emmaus Road to Hampden. Along the top of the Escarpment with a superb downhill down Point Pass and return to Eudunda.

No facilities available on the ride

Please contact KevD [kev.d@live.com.au] Mob – 0411203893 if you are coming

May Perfect ride

Sunday 4th June 9 AM

Booborowie Hall

(North West Corner of town)

62km of mainly gravel/dirt Roads.

Booborowie is a little further than normal and can be accessed from Burra (all bitumen), Hansen (dirt road at your own risk!) This was the locals preferred route 50 years ago but not sure how well it has been maintained now the bitumen goes to Burra!), Clare via good gravel roads.

The ride will be North from Booborowie fording Palace and Booborowie Creeks, and along Rotten Gully Creek to the base of Browne Range (we should be able to see the old stone wall running along the top of the range.

East past the historic properties of East Bungareee and Petherton  House along Tumelo Creek, crossing Cartapo Creek and then along Palace Creek finishing with a delightful 9km downhill to Booborowie.

In Booborowie we ride past the old John Martins Store. (Yes THE John Martins had a department store in Booborowie with its own Christmas Pageant!)

We will try to solve the riddle of the enigmatic Palace Creek – it runs for approximately 13 km in an area that has approximately 12 inches (300mm) annual rainfall, with no tributary creeks but has carved out a channel 5 – 10 metres deep with near vertical sides.

Then is the space of 500 metres it virtually disappears just before it joins Booborowie Creek.

There are no facilities on the ride – bring lunch morning tea, water and tools and spares.

Please let me know if you are coming

Peter Harrison

0448 364 138

 

April Perfect Ride

Kapunda – Anlaby

Sunday 23rd April 9AM

Hill Street, Kapunda (by ambulance Station)

55km Dirt and Gravel Roads.

Kapunda – St Johns – Bagot Well – Anlaby _- Buchanan – Allendale North – Kapunda.

The ride will explore the early history of the state. Historic buildings,  Kapunda Copper Mine, early settlers futile attempts to withstand the might of the Light River, historic culverts, Anlaby Station.

See if we can discover why the River Light takes a huge detour around Kapunda.

No facilities on the ride – bring food, drink, tools, spares etc

Please let me know if you are coming

Peter Harrison

0448 364 138

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January Perfect Ride

9 AM 29th January 2017   Palmer

Meet at the Reserve on West Side of town.

56 km Dirt/Gravel Roads some bitumen.

South from Palmer to Faehrmann Road, along the river flats through the old dairy industry area.

Early lunch and coffee at Mannum.

Ride up Long Gully – Observe the effects of erosion – both historic and recent.

Discover Palmer Reservoir and the reason for its seemingly poor location on the side of a relatively flat hill.

Return to Palmer via Rathjen Gap.

Please let me know if you are coming.

Regards, Peter Harrison  0448 364 138

February  Perfect Ride

9 AM 26th February 2017   Palmer

Meet at the Reserve on West Side of town.

73 km mostly gravel/dirt roads with some bitumen.

Climb the escarpment along Davenport Road (Palmer Cooke Hill Road  on older maps), following the Millendella Creek from Rathjen Gap onwards.

By pass Eden Hills and drop down the escarpment on Pine Hut Road (drops 230 m in 5 km). Return to Palmer along the bottom of the escarpment.

There are no facilities on this ride. Bring lunch, water, tools etc.

The distance is longer than normal to give the opportunity for some conditioning before the Flinders Trip.

There are shorter loops we can take in the event of hot weather (from 26km up to 56 km).

As the distance is longer than normal it is also OK if anyone wants to cut the distance down by doing a U turn and riding back to Palmer up until the 31 km mark.

Please confirm if you are coming by email or SMS in the week before the ride.

Peter 0448 364 138

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For those who don’t know PERFECT is an an acronym for Peters Exploratory Rides For the Enjoyment of Country Tracks.