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.

Current ride details

Sunday November 27th 2022
Checker Hill ride
Meet at Kersbrook in the Hall Carpark for start at 9 AM
37 km ride with 700 m of climbing (with 700 m of glorious downhill.)
A change of pace this month with a mix of Bitumen and well made dirt roads.
The feature is the climb up Checker Hill in the first 5 km with further climbs on Wintons Road, Martin Hill Road and the secluded Forest Road.
Coffee and Muffin at the Kersbrook Winery at the end of the ride.

Route available on SARCC RWGPS site.

Please let me know if you are coming.

Peter Harrison
0448 364 138

Previous Rides

Sunday October 30th 2022 – NOTE that this ride is CANCELLED due to severe weather warning (damaging winds).

The next PLEBS Ride will be on Sunday from “The Stables” Shopping Centre 9 AM. (North West corner of the car park)
Corner of Crouch Road and Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove SA

52 Km 1,265 metres of descent.
Bitumen, Gravel and Forest Tracks

The Stables through Snake Gully and Airstrip Road and into the lower section of the Mount Gawler emerging on Kersbrook Road near Karwin Road. Then Basnett Road and Humbug Scrub Road and into the forest trails skirting the South Para Reservoir using Cattle Yard Track, Malcolm Ridge Trak and Mary Gully Track & some unnamed tracks to emerge on Kersbrook Forest Road. Returning to civilization via Bagshaw Road, Adelaide Gully Road, Milbrook Road, Lower Hermitage Road, Hannaford Hump Road and Snake Gully.

At this stage there is no morning tea stop but a simple vote could see us deviate to the Kersbrook Winery for coffee.

Click here for RWGPS route details.

Please let me know if you are coming.
Peter Harrison
0448 364 138

Sunday July 10th 2022
Leave from “The Stables” Shopping Centre 9AM Sunday 10th        
(1495 Golden Grove Road, Golden Grove)
Sampson Flat returning by Lower Hermitage
50 km Mostly bitumen with some well made gravel roads.
1200 metres of glorious descents
The ride will explore some of the side roads off One Tree Hill Road, Lower Hermitage Road and Range Road North. Quiet back roads with a rural setting.
There is no convenient coffee stop on the ride, a morning tea break somewhere on the side of the road.
Coffee debrief at Local Cup at The Stables at the end of the ride.

Information and route are available on the SARCC RWGPS club site.

Please let me know if you can make it

Peter Harrison
0448 364 138

Sunday May 29th 2022
Sunday 29th May 9:00 AM leaving from  “The Stables” Golden Grove Road. Corner Golden Grove Road and Sandstock Boulevard just past Crouch Road.
52 km with 950 metres of descent.
Mostly bitumen with some well made dirt roads.
The Stables to the rear of The Old Spot – views out over the gulf and a fast downhill on Coonmurra Drive climb up Williams Road (190 metres in 4km).
On to One Tree Hill for an early morning tea stop (with a small detour down Tyeka Drive and back up Cornishmans Hill.
Return via One Tree Hill Road to Hannaford Hump Road with a detour along Shillabeer Road and back (why? – because it’s there – we need some dirtroads!!)
Up Hannaford Hump Road then descend into Lower Hermitage returning via Upper Hermitage to the Stables.
Note the caution on the map just before the 48 km mark. This is a very sharp Ubend on a steep downhill with the possibility of cars coming the other way – very easy to end up on the wrong side of the road if not going at slow speed.

Please let me know if you are coming – may be see you at the club meeting this week.
Peter Harrison
0448 364 138

Sunday March 20th. 2022 with choice of three start points and times.
The Stables Shopping Centre Car Park at 9AM
42.5 km                Total climb 1114 metres
Meet in North West corner of car park.
Corner Airstrip Road and Mount Gawler Road. Anticipated time 9:45AM
22.3 km                Total climb 502 metres
Meet at the intersection (near the summit of Mount Gawler).
Parking available in the carparks for the mountain bike park .
Large Main Car Park on South Para Road (700 metres north of intersection with Adelaide Gully Road). Anticipated time 10AM
13 km                    Total climb 260 metres
Meet in the car park.

Please let me know if you are coming (especially if you intend to join at the two intermediate points)
Coffee & Muffin at Kersbrook Winery after the ride around Anderson Walk.

Sunday November 28th 2021 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 2021 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