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Old 07-22-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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A day in the Adelaide Hills

With the last day of my holidays upon me I thought it might be good for the soul to spend a few hours in the Adelaide Hills checking out some new tracks.
With an overnight minimum temperature hovering near freezing it was a chilly start to the day up Anstey’s Hill



Through Paracombe



and onto Gorge Road



and then off on some of the minor roads. It certainly was brisk, with condensation rising as the sun hit the frosty paddocks




from there I picked up a track I’d previously been on but only one way, which was predominately downhill. This time I thought I’d tackle it the other way




Lots of nice views




And gates that were open (or you could easily get around)




Later on I found another nice looking track



That was still covered in frost even though it was getting late into the morning



With very little traction I bailed out of this one and put it down for checking on another day



Time for new tyres for this sort of stuff



Then it was on to the Old Cherryville Road



Before cutting back towards Lobethal . I had a look down Golf Links Road



But after some fun in the mud on a recent Darling River Run I thought I’d leave that to a drier time

I then headed off towards Mt Torrens



and the Old Mount Road



Before I knew it I was edging my way down this rather steep track that was a lot softer than the last time I’d been down



with a creeping fear that I wouldn’t be able to get back up if I needed to. I knew there was a gate at the bottom and it had always been open. Thank God it still was!!



Then on to



Where there was indeed a nice waterhole



My next lead started out pretty boggy



But soon opened up to a nice bit of track



Interesting… there was no sign on the open gate at the other end



By this stage I was getting pretty hungry and it looked like I’d have to leave checking some of the other tracks until another day.

Mt Baker sounded like as good as place as any



To find what I was looking for



Then it was a quick burst back down the freeway and home. Amazing how 5hours just flew by!

Cheers

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Old 07-22-2011, 02:11 AM   #2
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Right around my neck of the woods. I used to blast the tracks around Sandy Waterhole Rd often back when I had my TE610, great fun and rarely a soul to be seen.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:47 PM   #3
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That looked fun, if rather on the cool side!

Beautiful country.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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nice ride, pics & story
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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great shots , looks like a real fun ride
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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...off toward Mt. Torrens...bull600
So Sir Robert even got a mountain named after him? We have a Torrens land titles system in our province. And I recall he laid out your city plan.

Thanks for posting; we're overdue for another visit. I like that motorcycle museum way up in the hills. And the animal park nearby, with the Inland Taipan.
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Good one Greg, at the time you were riding these tracks we were in 30' swell, running 6.5 hours late missing our flights home....$751 each for air fares Sydney to Adelaide....wettest day in Sydney for years !!!!

Love some of those tracks, well done

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Old 07-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #8
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Good one Greg, at the time you were riding these tracks we were in 30' swell, running 6.5 hours late missing our flights home....$751 each for air fares Sydney to Adelaide....wettest day in Sydney for years !!!!
I hope some warm weather and idyllic locations made up for problems at the end of your trip.. and that your travel insurance coughs up for your airfares

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Love some of those tracks, well done
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Give us buzz sometime and we’ll hook up for a ride through there

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I hope some warm weather and idyllic locations made up for problems at the end of your trip.. and that your travel insurance coughs up for your airfares



Give us buzz sometime and we’ll hook up for a ride through there

Cheers
Yea it was good...bit of water fun at Port Villa, Tree to Tree in Noumea, plus 3 other stops on the islands....all in clear sky & 22-25c...I have some water fun on my youtube. I used my gopro on Port Villa harbor.

Put the travel insurance claim form in Monday so fingers crossed.

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