The day started well with cool mild weather after the recent heat wave, as we headed south looking for what it feels like when you get "over the hill".
Our first visit was Mount Bold Reservoir, but sadly I couldn't persuade any takers to "ride the bridge"
Reality was hitting CharlieW hard ....."In my youth I would have jumped at the challenge."
"Oh! ... No! ... Does this mean I'm now classed as "over the hill" like MB
I can't face it anymore."
While some showed their talents
...... others just flopped them out for all to see
Unfortunately dust was a problem for the troops following & I was sure someone would have hijacked my map by now & taken the lead
Just out of Yundi we found a little play ground for a few minutes fun, but there were few "High Flyers" in our midst today.
A new spring is definitely required after a big Christmas hey Con? the scraping bashplate could be heard by everyone waiting over the hill.
Smiles all round by now, despite getting little air from the big beast
After a bit of fun in the "playground",
our next stop was our first essential sustagen break
On Mount Terrible we came across some ham radio fanatics in "serious competition mode" ... WTF .... don't they just talk to each other
Over Moon Hill & down into the Yankalilla valley with its steep, winding, roller coaster, loose gravel tracks which easily catch the unwary who get sucked in by the absolutely fantastic views
to the detriment of the disappearing tracks before them
Photos from a previous ride for inticement
Yankalilla was the most crowded I've ever seen it, but thankfully due to my reputation
, the bakery had reserved a tasty morsel or two for me & my friends.
After lunch we headed to the ocean vista tracks, which as like those before, are also out to catch the unwary.
A view of Kerry Stokes kilometres of coast line property he bought several years ago
When you gotta big one, you have to flaunt it
Time was running out so a bee line north home again, down steep tracks before climbing up & over more fantastic hills
Unfortunately dust continued to a be a problem with those without "The Map"
To ensure "No Gasman" heals his recently tarnished reputation, he was escorted most of the way home by a "Conman" of all things
We regrouped at Meadows for much needed refreshments before departing ways.
By the smiles on everyone's faces, life isn't so bad "Over the Hill" after all
Great Ride ....... Great Company ........ Great laughs.
Can't wait for the next adventure
Thanks to Conman & BikerBill for your sweep efforts, all the cornermen & DaveP for use of his pix contributions before he departed home at Mt Compass feeling unwell, it all made for a great day