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Post  Chook on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 11:19 am

.....and when would suit?

I'm keen, would love to do a ride down their, catch up with Barry and Gus in their part of this great country.

It would be great to get enough interest from enough different locations to have a true National Meet again

Needs to be after winter, probably early summer.

For me if we could do it after Uni finishes Kaylah (Dancing Pillion) could keep my pillion seat warm again, that would be first/second week in December


I'm keen to hear (read) others ideas

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 4:58 pm

Tassie is one of my bucket lists. 
Problem is,  for me anyway,  if i get the time to eventually get down there, I'd have to make it a hiking, adventure, along with fly fishing for trout, and camping..don't know if i could incorporate this with a bike tour. 
It's a hard call for me,  but want to..............

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Post  paul on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 4:59 pm

Too far away for me to think about (depends on Mrs paul )

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Post  Baz on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 5:32 pm

I'm in

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Post  Chook on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 8:21 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:Tassie is one of my bucket lists. 
Problem is,  for me anyway,  if i get the time to eventually get down there, I'd have to make it a hiking, adventure, along with fly fishing for trout, and camping..don't know if i could incorporate this with a bike tour. 
It's a hard call for me,  but want to..............
Do the tour, see what's on offer and plan for the other trip later............

or hang around for a couple of weeks after we all head back 


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Post  Chook on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 8:22 pm

@Baz wrote:I'm in
cheers 

I'm assuming you won't be chauffeuring us this trip Baz Wink
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Post  Chook on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 8:24 pm

@paul wrote:Too far away for me to think about (depends on Mrs paul )
Totally understandable mate, it'd be great if you could do it but we all know family has to come first

BTW, I've been given a leave pass, looking forward to this, Tassie has been on my bucket list since nearly forever!!
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Post  Baz on Sun 24 Sep 2017, 9:07 pm

@Chook wrote:
@Baz wrote:I'm in
cheers 

I'm assuming you won't be chauffeuring us this trip Baz Wink
Correct. I made a promise to myself in 2001 to return to Tassie on a bike and to my shame I am yet to do it.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 25 Sep 2017, 8:14 am

I would definitely try and make it.

This link might help identify a few good riding roads (although the site seems a bit cumbersome to use):

http://www.bestbikingroads.com/motorcycle-roads/motorbike-rides-in-australia-/tasmania--___21842.html

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https://motorbikewriter.com/tasmania-great-motorcycles-year/


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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 25 Sep 2017, 9:02 am

I'm keen. Its a trip I've always wanted to do. I'm usually chasing bushfires by Dec though.

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Post  Chook on Mon 25 Sep 2017, 7:57 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:I'm keen. Its a trip I've always wanted to do. I'm usually chasing bushfires by Dec though.
what's the latest dates that would suit you Chris?
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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 25 Sep 2017, 8:34 pm

@Chook wrote:
@2wheelsagain wrote:I'm keen. Its a trip I've always wanted to do. I'm usually chasing bushfires by Dec though.
what's the latest dates that would suit you Chris?
By end of Oct mate although I knocked back a fire deployment today

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Post  madmax on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 10:02 am

Count me in for early December

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Post  Chook on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 1:56 pm

I've started editing the initial post with everyones preferences to when a Tassie trip would suit

Ewok, mtbeerwah, what would be your preferences if you could make it to Tassie?

Baz, you seem like a definate, what time would you prefer?
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Post  Baz on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 6:29 pm

I believe DEC thru MAR is their peak season and their warmest. Late spring would be good too.
So, NOV might be cheaper than DEC.

I'm flexible. 

May have to book early for early DEC

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 6:40 pm

@Chook wrote:I've started editing the initial post with everyones preferences to when a Tassie trip would suit

Ewok, mtbeerwah, what would be your preferences if you could make it to Tassie?

Baz, you seem like a definate, what time would you prefer?
If I can do the trip.....my personal preference would be...."not in peek season"
But that would only be the dream time in my eye's.
In reality,  anytime I could get off to go down, would be the right time.

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Post  Chook on Mon 02 Oct 2017, 7:43 pm

Cheers, I guess Dec is the start of peak season for a reason, much better chance of decent weather.

Barry and Gus (+anyone else who has travelled Tasmania), we'd be looking for some local knowledge

What towns/locations are a must see?

What roads are "must ride" roads?

Which towns have good value old fashioned pub accommodation or something else suitable for a group for a night or 2?
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 3:06 pm

@Chook wrote:I've started editing the initial post with everyones preferences to when a Tassie trip would suit

Ewok, mtbeerwah, what would be your preferences if you could make it to Tassie?

Baz, you seem like a definate, what time would you prefer?
Any time after April next year would suit me. I do have the Hema Motorcycle Atlas, which covers the supposed top riding roads in every state. But like everything else in this house at the moment it is packed in a box somewhere.  Smile
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Post  madmax on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 4:41 pm

Did early December last time, got soaked to the skin on the second day. Apparently Jan-Feb is the best weather?

But I'm easy, Wink as long as it isn't Sept - October.

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Post  madmax on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 4:42 pm

Disappointed last time didn't go up to Cradle Mountain, would love to include that in the trip.
Also Port Arthur, missed that as well.

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Post  allambiejohn on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 10:04 pm

I would love to take a proper long ride on the Bandit! No time preference.  Errr.. How do we get across the watery bit?
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Post  paul on Tue 03 Oct 2017, 10:42 pm

@allambiejohn wrote:I would love to take a proper long ride on the Bandit! No time preference.  Errr.. How do we get across the watery bit?
Water wings & a big inner tube for the bike  Laughing ..................Spirit of Tasmania was how I went last time .( Rough on the way over ," smooth as " on the way back )

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Post  madmax on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 8:05 am

@allambiejohn wrote:I would love to take a proper long ride on the Bandit! No time preference.  Errr.. How do we get across the watery bit?

A very long snorkel

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Post  Chook on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 10:05 am

@madmax wrote:
@allambiejohn wrote:I would love to take a proper long ride on the Bandit! No time preference.  Errr.. How do we get across the watery bit?

A very long snorkel
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I think you'd need 2, one for you and one for the Bandit Wink
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Post  madmax on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 6:26 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@allambiejohn wrote:I would love to take a proper long ride on the Bandit! No time preference.  Errr.. How do we get across the watery bit?

A very long snorkel
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I think you'd need 2, one for you and one for the Bandit Wink

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