Today we're cycling down Mt Lofty.
The friends I have with me today are friends that I met at uni. One of them cycles a lot.
The other two, they don't usually cycle.
We start at the summit of Mt Lofty and then we ride all the way down through Cleland Conservation Park and finish off in Adelaide.
Downhill, almost all the way.
That's good news.
Almost, not all.
Just one little climb.
There's just a few things I probably ought to tell you…
There's just a few things I probably ought to tell you. Okay. Hydraulic disc brakes are really good, because they work really, really well. That does mean you have to be careful because they work really, really well.
The bike will stop very quickly, and you might not. Okay?
I can realise you sort of have to control the brakes and make sure you don't brake too quickly
I can realise you sort of have to control the brakes to make sure you don't brake too quickly and then you will lose your balance.
I like the outdoors but I guess sometimes life just gets busy and you're caught up with assignments and school and I don't get to spend a lot of time in the outdoors.
We're running this as a bit of a test case to demonstrate that cycling can work in the parks, as long as it's done, you know, carefully and in a controlled manner.
Has anyone spotted the koalas?
I think it was the first time all of us had done something like this and there were some accidents on the way. I think almost all of us fell off our bikes and one of us got the tyre punctured.
Today was awesome. I'm glad that I only fell off once, and I managed to, you know, manoeuvre through the parts that were sort of a bit more tricky and I'm looking forward to my next mountain biking experience.