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Adelaide journey vs. black spur in Vic

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' started by pro-pilot, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. I had the chance to do both the black spur (with pillion) and some riding in South Australia the week before to do a comparison. All I can say is the spur is walk in the park in comparison in terms of technical difficulty!

    In terms of access (time to go and hit the twisties) in Adelaide, I take my hat off to you. The roads, whilst less graded and wide, are some of the best I have ever ridden.

    I will show the location of what I think are the best short runs available.

    Mitcham to Clarendon

    Map 1

    More hairpins than you can throw a stick at, all allowing you to get some serious leg down + back end slipping no less than eight 180 degree + turns.

    Advantage: bugger all traffic
    Downside: narrow roads means make a mistake and your airborne + occasional road debris

    Victor Harbour to Cape Jervis

    Map 2

    This run is hair-raising with multiple switch backs, but heaps of rough surfaces.

    Advantage: You get 30 km of pure twisties. Little traffic.
    Downside: bumps, cattle, road debris

    Crafers to bridgewater round robin

    Map 3

    What can I say.

    In short, after coming back and hitting reefton and the spur. Seemed like a beautiful country cruise in comparison.

    Ride safe!
  2. Adelaide = Radelaide.

    Edglett and Tony live about 10 minutes from the start of the Gorge road, the mongrels.
  3. Looks like quite a god challenging ride.
    Me ... I'm stll learning to walk, so the spur is challenge enough.
    Glad You enjoyed the ride PP
  4. Yeah, we like it. :)

  5. The spurs are fun. Crappy road surfaces and unpredictable corners aren't fun!
  6. just need to practice them more :wink:
  7. Yeah, but you're from wheelie-land. You're all nuts there :LOL:
  8. i certainly dont complain at whats in the back yard to play on.. :p
  9. some would argue that anyone on 2 wheels is nuts :LOL: :p
  10. I might very well find it a blast, Del. I'd love to try it some day. I was merely commenting on PP's description. He didn't exactly make it sound appealing to the likes of pansy me :wink:

    :LOL: @Stewy. Nah - they just told you that to make you feel better. It's just you :p