"Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

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"Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:52 am

I went for a ride today. Last day of winter. It was a hot one today - 25C. I decided to bolt the camera in interval mode to the bike. I don't normally do this now days due to our Draconian state government and their war against motorcyclists (my camera can be used to implicate me, so normally not worth the risk). I didn't do any silly stuff, so fairly boring. .. but anybody outside Australia, it will give you an idea of where I ride.

Snake Gully (stopped to remove bee from helmet)
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Bushland near Hermitage
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Paracombe heading to Gorge Rd (sorry, my Pentax W80 potato doesn't do the landscape judice)
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Gorge Rd, from 2nd Bridge to Cudlee pub. This is my flavourite leg. Escapement one side, crash barrier the other. It's best done at night IMO :)
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The start of "Chain of Ponds"
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Chain of Ponds. This landscape used to be covered with giant pine trees. It looked extremely scenic, but were cut down about 2 years ago. Now the scenery looks fuggy. Epic. Well done Council :evil:
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Para Wirra. Typical landscape in the Adelaide Hills this time of the year. In two months time, this landscape will be brown.
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South Para Reserve (I couldn't stay here long.. and illegal to stop on bridge)
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Fields of cow slip near Gawler.
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Note: Camera took a photo every 15 seconds.

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by JJay51 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:16 am

Beautiful scenery, you upside down guys are so lucky to have that sort of scenery and weather :mrgreen:

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:29 am

JJay51 wrote:Beautiful scenery, you upside down guys are so lucky to have that sort of scenery and weather :mrgreen:
Thanks :)

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by King Tut » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:16 am

Thanks! It's always fun to see nice pictures from where others ride. Replace those Eucalyptus tree with Oaks and it looks a lot like the foothills of Northern California in March when the grass is green. Brown now and forest fires :|

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by downunder » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:52 am

limeyduffa wrote: Chain of Ponds. This landscape used to be covered with giant pine trees. It looked extremely scenic, but were cut down about 2 years ago. Now the scenery looks fuggy. Epic. Well done Council :evil:
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Not quite sure how to break this to you Limeyduffa, but the pine trees are plantations that you plant, cut down and build houses with :roll:
We have....oops HAD thousands of hectares of them here in the South East until our broke State govt. sold them to spend the money on a bloody cricket ground :evil: - rant over.
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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by limeyduffa » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:31 am

The story goes is that a group of kids from a local school planted them many years ago. This stretch was about 2-3 acres. So, if that's the case, the council have swapped a bit of coin for an ugly landscape. I doubt it was for money. I'm guessing it's more to do with some bullshit ISO 9000 safety standard. I'll have to dig up a photo of how it used to look. It made the scene look very european.

Yeah, we do have plantations here, but they professionally managed and much much bigger.

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by shaun-m » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:00 am

youve deffo got some nice riding in your area limeyduffa, lucky guy! :)

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by limeyduffa » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:24 am

Thanks fella :)

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by myorangetracks88 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:17 am

beautiful scenery. thanks for shariing

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Re: "Out and about" - Last day of winter, Adelaide Hills

Post by limeyduffa » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:37 am

myorangetracks88 wrote:beautiful scenery. thanks for shariing
Thanks mate :)

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