Out and onto South Australia’s most dangerous road

Who says. The Transport Dept and Wikipedia!

The Dukes Highway joins another highway from NSW together forming 400+ kilometers of single lane highway with regular overtaking lanes. There are also rest areas every 16k and signs warning of fatigue. The issue would seem to be people falling asleep at the wheel.

The rail runs alongside the road on one side
On the other is a bore water pipeline. Purpose? Couldn’t find out.
Jay’s longest Melanoma March to Sydney to raise money for Melanoma research

I spotted cars and people walking on the other side of the road. Jay and his walkers all looked in great spirits. I will look them up when Sue brings the laptop and donate. Perhaps you might think about it too as Melanoma is so prevalent in our sunny climate and breast cancer generally scoops the charity pool.

Nice mural at Tintinara.

Tintinara was about half way. So far the ride was OK because the hard shoulder was wide. I had to suck it up and actually ride on it ‘cos the traffic numbers did not allow any carriageway access. There was a lot of shrapnel on the shoulder.

Large nuts, long bolts, various bits of trim and a flame thrower (see above).

This was the best rest area

Oddly the rest areas did not have toilets.

A good day’s ride even if ridden in a bouncy hard shoulder. The roadside veg kept a side wind from affecting me and that was much appreciated.

The Silos at Coonalpyn.

The ride ended at the Silos Cafe opposite the grain silos on which Guido Van Helten has painted a series of murals featuring 5 local Primary School children.

I will look at the other side tomorrow morning.

We will see more of these on the way home as we will drive the Silos Trail in NSW.

Author: antc1946

Born in 1946 I learnt to cycle about 10 years later. On a bike with rods connecting brake levers to the brakes - anyone remember those? I emigrated to Australia (from the UK) in 1974 and moved to Tasmania in 1984. Bicycles were in my life for most of that time although sometimes they were replaced by motorised two wheels for a bit more excitement. On reaching 70 I decided to stick to pedal power but in 2019 an electric recumbent made an appearance. it's now 2023 and I have 3 bikes. 2 e-recumbents and the Brompton.

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