Tasmania Tour 2014

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Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby Aushiker » Fri May 02, 2014 9:43 am

Another Australian touring video, this one is of a ride of Tasmania, an island off the mainland of Australia. Joel Richards is the uploader.



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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby rangersac » Fri May 02, 2014 10:18 am

Heheh, if you based your tour of Tassie on that video you'd think it was always either downhill or flat riding!

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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby tmac100 » Fri May 02, 2014 5:17 pm

I watched the first 60 seconds and thought the "picture" of Tassie is pretty well like the "contrived" picture series in Paul Salter's book: Bike Australia. I say contrived because while a LOT of the "mainland" is flat, it certainly varies a LOT and the steriotypical picture series (in the book) do not provide mainland touring the justice Australia deservedly should receive. :roll:

While I still have to do the Perth to SA portion of the Perth-Sydney route, I KNOW from several weeks in Tassie in August 2012, that the video posted on this thread is ... well, disingenuous. Tassie has some REAL steep and varied rides - with snow too.

Disclamer: I got bored after the first 60 seconds of watching, so that means I should go outside and get on my bike. OOOPPPSS, it is in the high 30s right now here in Qatar so I'll just put that idea aside until later this pm.

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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby il padrone » Fri May 02, 2014 7:47 pm

The marvels of the camera lens - it is really hard to do steep hills justice. Even with a zoom lens, but use the ultra-wide angle lens of a Go Pro and all sense of steep grades and spectacular landscapes disappears.


This looks steep

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This does not.

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But the second climb most definitely was much steeper - 10-12% versus over 20% :shock:
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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby Daggo » Sun May 04, 2014 11:36 am

What! No "Bust-Me-Gall"!


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I knew I had this photo somewhere :)
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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby RonK » Sun May 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Daggo wrote:What! No "Bust-Me-Gall"!

I know I had this photo somewhere :)

Jeez, that looks like a very old pic Daggo.

Here's my version
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And to bookend it... :D
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But getting serious...the Gog Range!
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In some places though, water flows uphill... :lol:
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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby Daggo » Sun May 04, 2014 4:44 pm

RonK wrote:Jeez, that looks like a very old pic Daggo.


"Very old! Very old!!" I resemble that remark.

Awww shucks.... 1991 there abouts. I see the road has a shoulder, over taking lane and crash barrier now.

I've always wondered what the locals called the hill 100 years ago before it was made political correct.

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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby John Lewis » Sun May 04, 2014 10:13 pm

I recall Break Me Neck Hill.
Stopped at top to take photo.
Go down. Woops left specs at top.
Crawl back up to get them.
Hopefully won't do that again in a hurry.

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Re: Tasmania Tour 2014

Postby RonK » Mon May 05, 2014 6:56 am

John Lewis wrote:I recall Break Me Neck Hill.
Stopped at top to take photo.
Go down. Woops left specs at top.
Crawl back up to get them.
Hopefully won't do that again in a hurry.

John

Ah, but then you had the fun of going down it again. :lol:
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