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Giro Tasmania

Postby izzythedan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:18 pm

Shameless plug here. I'm four days into my lap of Tasmania. If you're interested take a look at danteague.tumblr.com

My legs are aching a bit.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby RonK » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:40 pm

I've had the pleasure, and it was a delight - enjoy your journey!
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby BarryTas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:57 am

yell out when you ar ein Hobart!!!!!!!!!
when do we stop for coffee???

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Postby izzythedan » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:55 pm

It St Helens at the moment. Off to Weldborough tomorrow and the forecast looks wet!
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Postby izzythedan » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:23 pm

I've made it to Strahan. The hail on the road from Rosebury was fun.
Heading to Lake Burbury tomorrow.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby KenGS » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:27 pm

BarryTas wrote:yell out when you ar ein Hobart!!!!!!!!!

Ich bin ein Hobarter :P
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby bakerawj » Tue May 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Hi,

I am new to this forum and this is my first post.
I am new to touring.
Have booked flights and ferry crossings to tour Tasmania in December.
Interested in hearing from anyone interested in passing on any helpful info re touring Tasmania.

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Postby izzythedan » Tue May 01, 2012 9:19 pm

Be prepared for all types of weather. Even snow in December. The west coast is wet too.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby RonK » Tue May 01, 2012 10:10 pm

bakerawj wrote:Interested in hearing from anyone interested in passing on any helpful info re touring Tasmania.

You will find some useful information in my Giro Tasmania tour journal.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby il padrone » Wed May 02, 2012 9:40 am

For some visual impressions, I have photos of three tours of Tasmania here (east coast 2006), here (the Western Explorer) and here (this January's east coast tour).

Tasmania is very hilly and steep, be prepared. Average main road climbs are 10% and often can get up to 15-17%. Ride lots in hilly areas, ensure you have a wide gear range and develop a climbing psyche.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby bakerawj » Wed May 02, 2012 9:41 am

RonK wrote:
bakerawj wrote:Interested in hearing from anyone interested in passing on any helpful info re touring Tasmania.

You will find some useful information in my Giro Tasmania tour journal.


Thanks for the response.
I have added your blogspot into my blog reader.

I have had a quick look at your blogspot and noticed a Surly Long Trucker.
We have done some long distance riding on road bikes, and now are looking to purchase a tour specific bike.
Particularly interested in the Surly Disc Trucker.

Warm Regards
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby ozipom » Thu May 03, 2012 1:21 pm

Attached is a link to my touring blog for TAS I did earlier on this year Tasmania 2012. As previously mentioned it is hilly. In my blog there are links to the elevation profiles for the ride. Also if you enjoy camping TAS is a great place to pitch a tent with some great scenery to wake up to.

Also I highly recommend a trip across to Maria Island. Some great walks and plenty of wildlife over there.
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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby BarryTas » Thu May 03, 2012 1:53 pm

ozipom wrote:Attached is a link to my touring blog for TAS I did earlier on this year Tasmania 2012. As previously mentioned it is hilly. In my blog there are links to the elevation profiles for the ride. Also if you enjoy camping TAS is a great place to pitch a tent with some great scenery to wake up to.

Also I highly recommend a trip across to Maria Island. Some great walks and plenty of wildlife over there.



hills, what hills, we don't have any hills down here, esp in the capital
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby bakerawj » Thu May 03, 2012 4:06 pm

ozipom wrote:Attached is a link to my touring blog for TAS I did earlier on this year Tasmania 2012. As previously mentioned it is hilly. In my blog there are links to the elevation profiles for the ride. Also if you enjoy camping TAS is a great place to pitch a tent with some great scenery to wake up to.

Also I highly recommend a trip across to Maria Island. Some great walks and plenty of wildlife over there.


Thanks for the link to your blog, really enjoyed reading it and got a lot of tips I can use.
I have added your blog site it to my blog reader.

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Re: Giro Tasmania

Postby RonK » Thu May 03, 2012 4:24 pm

BarryTas wrote:hills, what hills, we don't have any hills down here, esp in the capital

Hehe. Then what is that great big one (right now hidden in the clouds on WelliTelli) - right behind you there?
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