Day 275, Tuesday, 29 December, 2009

Distance travelled – 50.6 km
Avg speed – 14.6 kph
Max speed – 47.9 kph

McLaren Vale to Strathalbyn

Today was a hilly ride as we knew it would be, but it was still very enjoyable riding through the picturesque countryside - lots of vineyards, cereal crops, large round bales of hay and views back to the coast. We saw quite a few lycra cyclists out on their morning ride between McLaren Vale and Kangarilla but there was no lycra to be seen on the more challenging Kangarilla to Meadows leg. Perhaps only heavily laden touring cyclists are allowed on this road! Our son Andrew would have enjoyed these hills.

The best part of any hill climb is there is always a downhill run and today we were not disappointed. Just after leaving Meadows we were rewarded with a 350 metre drop over 19km to Strathalbyn.

When we reached Strathalbyn for a short time we considered carrying on to Wellington as tomorrow is forecast to be in the low 40’s. However, we worked out it would be quite late by the time we reached Wellington, so we decided to stick with our original plan and stay in Strathalbyn.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


Paris Creek Road between Meadows and Strathalbyn, just before the downhill to Strathalbyn.

View from Paris Creek Road towards Goolwa

Strathalbyn park


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