Magical Mystery Tour

Images from the Magical Mystery Tour, Adelaide Hills Sunday 24 April 2016

  • 1. Adrian, Greg and Bill on Norton Summit Rd 1. Adrian, Greg and Bill on Norton Summit Rd
  • 2. The A man bailed on us when he heard there was dirt involved during the ride. 2. The A man bailed on us when he heard there was dirt involved during the ride.
  • 3. We started as four but there was soon only three when Adrian heard there was dirt road riding. 3. We started as four but there was soon only three when Adrian heard there was dirt road riding.
  • 4. Greg and Bill on the first hairpin on Norton Summit Rd. 4. Greg and Bill on the first hairpin on Norton Summit Rd.
  • 5. Adrian went for a spin up Valley Drive - on the way back down here 5. Adrian went for a spin up Valley Drive - on the way back down here
  • 6. Stopped on the first hairpin on Norton to grab some pics and spotted Dirk who was Everesting. He had been going all night and still 2000 metres to go. 6. Stopped on the first hairpin on Norton to grab some pics and spotted Dirk who was Everesting. He had been going all night and still 2000 metres to go.
  • 7. Adrian coming down Valley Dr 7. Adrian coming down Valley Dr
  • 8. On Pound Rd 8. On Pound Rd
  • 9. On the sealed bit of Blockers Rd. It didn't last long and we were onto the dirt. 9. On the sealed bit of Blockers Rd. It didn't last long and we were onto the dirt.
  • 10. Blockers Rd 10. Blockers Rd
  • 11. Coming back up to me after riding by on Pound Rd. 11. Coming back up to me after riding by on Pound Rd.
  • 12. Yep I did say there was dirt involved. 12. Yep I did say there was dirt involved.
  • 13. On the dirt on Blockers Rd 13. On the dirt on Blockers Rd
  • 14. Blockers Rd 14. Blockers Rd
  • 15. Yep maybe road bikes were not such a good idea. It is steep here and this guy on the mountain bike heading to the Fox Creek course just speed by us. 15. Yep maybe road bikes were not such a good idea. It is steep here and this guy on the mountain bike heading to the Fox Creek course just speed by us.
  • 16. Nice and steep on Blockers Rd 16. Nice and steep on Blockers Rd
  • 17. Still on Blockers Rd 17. Still on Blockers Rd
  • 18. Mawson Rd amongst a canopy of trees 18. Mawson Rd amongst a canopy of trees
  • 19. Anderson Hill winery - it was closed :-( 19. Anderson Hill winery - it was closed :-(
  • 20. Feet up at Anderson Hill Winery 20. Feet up at Anderson Hill Winery
  • 21. One more at the winery 21. One more at the winery
  • 22. View back to the winery 22. View back to the winery
  • 23...... and again 23...... and again
  • 24. The vineyards 24. The vineyards
  • 25. Fox Creek MTB track. No we were not tempted to give it a crack. 25. Fox Creek MTB track. No we were not tempted to give it a crack.
  • 26. Bumped into Phil Morton coming up Fox Creek Rd as we were going down 26. Bumped into Phil Morton coming up Fox Creek Rd as we were going down
  • 27. On Fox Creek Rd 27. On Fox Creek Rd
  • 28. Bill having some mechanical issues while Phil and Greg look on. 28. Bill having some mechanical issues while Phil and Greg look on.
  • 29. Phil sets off to catch his bunch. 29. Phil sets off to catch his bunch.
  • 30. Map of the route for the Magical Mystery Tour 30. Map of the route for the Magical Mystery Tour

 

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About the Tour

 

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Occasionally I plan a ride with a route that has a bit of mystery to it. Going somewhere I have never ridden before around Adelaide. Some times it includes dirt. This ride certainly did and steep hills as well. Sometimes I have company sometimes I don't. This ride I did. It was a tough ride especially lugging the backpack with all the camera gear (Canon 1DX, 70-200mm f2.8 and 16-35mm F2.8 lenses) around with me.