What a great bike orienteering event yesterday at Wanilla Forest. It is a beautiful area and is looking magnificent. there were three courses and people had to find up to 30 controls. Tracks varied from good roads to overgrown 4X4 tracks.
About 25 of us met at the Boston Bay winery and left at 9.30am Dec 11th. Great ride once we were off the main road (only about 1km didn’t have a bike lane). Rode out to Boston Point and back. Fantastic weather and views. So nice. Back at the winery we had a “Seafood by the Sea” banquet. Really pleasant.
Training ride for those entering the Tour-Down-Under community ride and a few others. 14 riders. People left at various times so we all got there about the same time. Worked well. About 70km.
The Lincoln National Park is such a great place to ride – quiet and little traffic.
Thanks to Carol for bun and fruit !!! (lots)
Our new riding event was held last Sunday in the popular holiday and fishing destination Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula. The event had two options the mini Gran Fondo – 30km and half Gran Fondo 60km.
Our group started riding from the front street heading to Ungarra. The event went well and it was represented by 10 PP members plus 2 Support Crew. The ride itself was dominated by the NW head wind until reach our destination with a table full of refreshments! On the way back a tail wind helped to keep the group together and a final lead out held by Greg gave the riders a good taste of the Tour de France. Overall, it was a good day and everyone enjoyed the day out!
Ungarra is a small agricultural based town located on the Eyre Peninsula, 30km from Tumby Bay and 80km from Port Lincoln. The name ‘Ungarra’ is derived from a nearby waterhole of the same name which is located just to the south of the township. It has a Mediterranean climate and receives on average just over 400mm of rainfall every year.
1st Half Gran Fondo Participants
On behalf of the PP committee, we thank everyone who was involved in ensuring that this event went smoothly for the members.
Thank you for your participation and riding.
On 15th of May 21 of us gathered at Tumby and headed south along the coast on our mountain bikes. We had a stop at Second Creek and then on to Redcliff where we had a break. Back home via another road making it about 30km round trip and 90 min of riding time. See route on “Where to ride”
Coffee and food at “Alive and Well”, Tumby Bay, afterwards. It was a great day with sun shining and no wind. Fantastic.
Raf lead a Mountain Bike ride to Pelican Point and back. Looked like rain at the start but it held off. Everyone really enjoyed it – including the snack and coffee!
Met at Old Airport Rd. near the Coffin Bay Turn-off.