Favourite Rides - COMBO RIDE DAY

Adelaide Hills. SA.



What was to be a dedicated off-road trail bike ride day organised and led by Tom Osbourne was also enjoyed by combining the start and finish points with the on-road bikes as well.

The Northern on-road ride led by me started from Prices Bakery at Golden Grove then out through Snake Gully to catch up with the Dirt Bike Ride starting point at Tom Osborne’s home at Kersbrook, where we spent about 20 minutes catching up as some of the other off-road bikes arrived.



We then went our separate ways, with the road bikes continuing on the bitumen to Williamstown, through to Springton then a bakery stop at Mt. Pleasant. After a feed we backtracked out of Mt. Pleasant to take the road to Walker Flat out through the granite boulders in the ranges and opening up with a great view of the descent to the plains on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills. Once down on the plains we turned right heading through Milendella, after this we connected up to the Mannum Road and headed into the ranges again through to Palmer, Tungkillo then arriving back at Lovells Bakery at Birdwood. 



Enjoying the sunshine (yes there was some!) and company, we were later joined by Tom’s Trail Bike mob (about 10 of them) where all seemed to survive the mud trails and river crossings of their ride and thoroughly enjoyed it all looking at some of the pics.  



After a bit of swapping of the day’s tales, Mick Walker, Wayne Marks and myself parted company and headed northward home, with me completing about 180km for the day.

Thanks to Mick Bulman for coming up from down south to join us for the day!

Peter Donnellan
SA Member and VJMC Merchandise Officer 


This story first published in the VJMC Magazine issue 153 available to VJMC members on this website.