P.L.E.B.S. Rides

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Organiser – Peter Harrison 0448 364 138

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Perpendicular Looped E Bike Sprints

The concept of these rides is to enjoy the full capabilities of ebikes.
The rides are any type of ebike ride – dirt, bitumen, mountain bike park or anything using an ebike.
Sprint along the foreshore on bitumen
Leisurely ride in the country breezing up hills
Riding Mountain Bike Parks
Climbing mountain peaks and flying down the other side.

The theme of the rides is SPONTANEITY and EXUBERANCE. Although there Is no limit to the number of riders it is thought that the ideal number will be between 2 – 6 riders (especially with the faster rides. Consider splitting the group into 2 if the numbers are greater than this.)

Different people have different ideas of speed and effort to be enjoyed on a ebike. A preliminary guide to ride type specification is listed below. It is important that we ride at the pace of the slowest rider. These guides are a starting point only. It may need reviewing as we experience more of these rides.
Level A- A typical Sunday Ride participant would struggle to keep up. (15 kph on the flat)
Level B- A typical Perfect Ride participant would struggle to maintain this effort (18 kph on the flat)
Level C- A strong Perfect Ride participant would no be able to maintain this effort (22 kph on the flat)
Level D- Flat out “Boost” all the way. (25kph on the flat.) – Riders would need to be monitoring battery range on these rides,

There is no timetable or “plan” of who will lead rides. Any club member can put on a ride at any time on any day. If someone wants to go for a ride they simply post it & if any one wants to join they let the leader know they are coming. A ride can be posted for the same time as another ride (courtesy would suggest not posting a similar ride in the same area at the same time). Evening rides are possible during daylight saving!!!

Faster speeds to utilise the characteristics of EBikes. More climbs leading to more fast downhills! Use the power of the bike to conquer a variety of terrains. Bitumen, gravel, dirt, trails, sand, pleasant forest trail rides off the beaten track either on the flats or the steep grades up and down. The choice is yours. Faster rides allows more to be packed into a shorter time – either morning, afternoon or evening. Maybe even pre breakfast! More climbs = more adrenalin building downhills. Alternately use the bike for easy cruising rides – the choice is yours.
This is a brand new concept so I hope it will develop a life of its own. Join in and help develop the protocols for the group.

If you wish to lead a ride email the details to PeterDH65@outlook.com for distribution to those on the email list (if time is short send an SMS to him on 0448 364 138 as a prompt to look up the details.)
The details of the ride will then be emailed to all those who have registered an interest in the rides. Detail will then be posted on the PLEBS page on the club website.
To join the group simply send an email to PeterDH65@outlook.com and be added to the mailing list.

Sunday November 28th at 9AM from the Stables.
Meet at “The Stables” Shopping Centre (North West Corner of the Car Park). Corner of Golden Grove Road and Crouch Road, Golden Grove.
Stables – Snake Gully – Mount Gawler Summit – Southern end Mount Crawford  Forest – Kersbrook Winery  for morning tea  – return to the Stables.
44.8 km  1360 metres total Climb
There will be a shorter section from the corner of Mount Gawler Road and Airstrip Road and returning to the same point.
24.6 km and 713 m ascent.
This will be lighter on battery use and avoid Snake Gully.
We expect to be there at about 9:45 AM.
There are three carparks in the area for the mountain bike park but I would recommend the car park at the bottom of the hill on the Main Kersbrook Road.
There are no toilets here. Toilets are available at the rear of the Hall in Kersbrook. Car parking also available so you can ride from here if you wish. Both car parks are on the return loop.

Saturday September 25th 9AM
Meet at “The Stables” Shopping Centre (North West Corner of the Car Park)
Corner of Golden Grove Road and Crouch Road, Golden Grove.
Ride to Kersbrook Forest and Kersbrook Winery for coffee.
Route through Snake Gully and over Mount Crawford to Kersbrook Forest – a short easy ride in the forest with a “rural” ride to the Kersbrook Winery for coffee back by 12:30 PM approx. 45 km.
Climbs through Snake Gully and over Mount Gawler:- Level “C”
Riding in the forest and around Kersbrook :- Level “B”
Email PeterDH65@outlook.com for GPX file if you are interested