This weekend I made it out to Eagle Park on Saturday and the back on the Coast to Vines and Veloway on Sunday. Saturday was warm and very Spring-like. The trails at Eagle were dry, fast, and more crowded than usual. I managed about 20km with about 90 minutes of riding time. I also managed to flat-spot my rear Crossmax ST and lost some of the ceramic braking surface. Ugh.
Sunday was also Spring-like, but in this case it was overcast, rainy, and unfortunately very windy. I started out from home, rode north to the River Sturt Linear Park Path, then to the Veloway, and finally onto the end of the Coast to Vines trail at Willunga. I turned around there and took the Coast to Vines trail east to Reynella and back onto the Veloway, then back up the River Sturt path and then home. All of this added up to a total of 101.53km. This was my first metric century, though a few years ago I did manage a couple non-metric centuries.
Shorty after I took this photo I was attacked by an angry magpie. Apparently these evil birds like to attack pedestrians and cyclists, but prefer cyclists. This particular magpie gave me five or six swoops and managed to hit me in the head/helmet a few times. Next time I ride through this area I may have to take protective measures. (Thanks to Rachel for these tips.) Also of note is that these foul birds prefer to attack the head, face and eyes. Charming.