rustychisel wrote:TheBrewer wrote:I'll work it out, I'm heading out to TTP this weekend, I've heard the Torrens, OBAHN (Sp) bikeway is pretty good riding and a 50ish kilo round trip seems a nice way to kill a Sunday.
My part of the world. BRLVR2 uses the Torrens path a lot too.
It's a great ride, lots of really nice stretches, but bear a couple of things in mind
- it's a shared use path with prams, kids and dogs and walkers so flat-out speed epics is not the way to go
- in parts the path is pretty average, damaged or covered in debris which ranges from branches to loose leaves and sand, gravel
- you can get lost. In places it's a braided path, intertwined with the O-Bahn and directions are sometimes not in evidence. We had river terrace flooding 2 years ago and some council areas who are responsible for the paths upkeep & repair have done a less than stellar job
- the spur off to TTP comes just after the run under the Sudholtz Road bridge, and points you to the left where you get dumped onto a suburban back street or two before the path reappears. It can be infuriatingly dumb.
Thanks mate, I'm sure it can't be THAT hard. I did get lost going only 6k's down a nearly straight Rd the other morning. When you say less than stellar, is it flat bar road bike safe?
If I can find the Southern side of the Torrens and stick to it, it seems reasonably self explanatory. It looks like the link through Eighth St is the go to save a few bends and I've been to Adelaide a few times in years past and the area around the Paradise interchange looked familiar.
Any idea on timing from the city out to TTP? Normally I'd run at 25-28k's an hour without too many risks.