Airport spin. On a clear day you can see the city

What a great afternoon for a ride.  The air was crisp in the morning with fog about.  By mid morning the fog had lifted and the sun was out for a lovely winter’s day.  Today’s ride included my standard, what I usually refer to as, the airport spin.  Through the area that still has some aspects of the Keilor market gardens, up through the valley and up a hill via a vineyard to another hilly dead end road that comes out near the airport observation towers for the air traffic controllers.

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From the end of this sealed road then back past the vineyard and up another steep hill past a quarry.

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Then past some courier distribution centres and the QANTAS staff car park and shuttle to a busier road that then turns off to another deadend road past a golf course to the other end of the staff entrance to the observation towers.

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This road is very close to the airport run ways and from here you often see domestic and international flights taking off or landing.

Today rather than just returning home I went via a section of the Ring Road Trail to Brimbank Park for two thirds of a loop and then up a few hills over the top part of Keilor to return home.  Overall around 37 kms STRAVA result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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