Pelverata Road info

AndyRevill
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Pelverata Road info

Postby AndyRevill » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:50 am

Hi All,

Can anyone give me some info on how long the dirt section is on Pelverata road? Also, is it on a relatively flat or steep section and any idea on the current condition? I want to do a loop from Margate and would prefer to go anti-clockwise i.e. over Pelverata from the Sandfly end but if the dirt is steep I may go the other way.

Many thanks,

Andy
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Re: Pelverata Road info

Postby 2wheels_mond » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:27 am

The dirt's on a relatively flat section, and it's quite well kept (although the rain over the last few days will not have helped). I started from the South Hobart side, I think going the other way would be a little harder but I'm yet to try it myself.

Here's a Pelverata/Cygnet/Kingston loop I did a couple weeks ago:

http://www.strava.com/activities/218332276

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Re: Pelverata Road info

Postby AndyRevill » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:14 pm

Thanks heaps, that's perfect. Almost went today but ended up having to do something else :( but it's on the agenda soon :D

Cheers, Andy
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Re: Pelverata Road info

Postby rangersac » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:38 am

Yep, the dirt is fine and generally good quality as the section isn't subject to much in the way of water erosion. Coming from the Huonville end is definitely harder IMHO.
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Re: Pelverata Road info

Postby AndyRevill » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:45 am

Finally got to ride it yesterday. Great ride! at the moment I'd say in places the bitumen is worse than the dirt - a few pot holes going almost all the way across the road. The dirt was generally fine apart from one bit about a km from the end, badly corrugated and I couldn't find an easy way through. I thought my arms were going to vibrate out of their sockets :shock:

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