Some rode from Port Lincoln and some from Coffin Bay. Rode to Point Avoid where Peter used to launch his boat. It is 8 years since he was taken by a shark. He was a great bloke and a good riding companion.
What a great ride today – 33km on gravel roads. We left the Boston Bay winery at 9.30am and returned for a drink and magnificent lunch. Along the coast for a while then some solid hills involved as we headed away from the sea. A head wind on the way home. A good work out and great scenery. 14 riders and double that for lunch
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.
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.
Twelve of us headed out along the pines trail. Great fun in the wet. Had a nice cupper and bun at Clayton’s (thanks) and then along the dirt roads down to North Shields (fun doing speed down the hill!). Back via the Investigator trail.
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.