Perfect Rides

Organiser – Peter Harrison 0448 364 138

Locations within 2 hours drive of TTG. 9:00 AM start. 65 – 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.

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Older rides:

May/June 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 – this ride will explore an area that I have never ridden (Palmer to Eden Hills.)

Perfect Ride Program for early 2017.

As I don’t have any travelling workloads for the first half of the year I have allocated dates for rides out to June 2017.

These dates avoid clashes with the Sunday Rides.

I will plan destinations closer to the date, if you have any ideas or preferences for rides please let me know.

Jan 29th                 Palmer

Feb 26th                Palmer

Mar 26th – – April 3rd Flinders Tour.

April 23rd              Kapunda

June 4th                TBA

July 2nd                  TBA