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  • Winger Posts: 658
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    23 Mar 2018 05:49 PM
    One of my bucket list goals is to ride around Tassie. Has anyone done this recently ,and can supply some thoughts on the best way to organise such a trip, and the best time of year to do it.. A few of us always chew over the idea on our local runs (Graz), but never take it any further, so, it would be good to put up a date in the future, and see how many would be interested in this type of ride. I would anticipate it would be a 7-10 day trip, and ideally ,ship over your own bike and gear. Interested in all thoughts. Cheers, Wingers.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3689
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    23 Mar 2018 06:42 PM
    Posted by Winger on 23 Mar 2018 05:49 PM
    One of my bucket list goals is to ride around Tassie. Has anyone done this recently ,and can supply some thoughts on the best way to organise such a trip, and the best time of year to do it.. A few of us always chew over the idea on our local runs (Graz), but never take it any further, so, it would be good to put up a date in the future, and see how many would be interested in this type of ride. I would anticipate it would be a 7-10 day trip, and ideally ,ship over your own bike and gear. Interested in all thoughts. Cheers, Wingers.

     Done it 3 times, and would do it again in a heart beat, allow 10 days max

  • mickle Posts: 1858
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    23 Mar 2018 07:04 PM
    Yep interested, ride from Adelaide to Port Melb then onto Ferry (pre booked) as a group.
  • graz Posts: 947
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster graz
    23 Mar 2018 08:09 PM
    Definitely make it ten days and that wont be enough.  We stayed in B&B's most of the way around. Cheaper than hotels but only really for smaller groups most of them. We did it in late February and had one day of rain but snow two days before we got there. Roads are awesome and in very good nick everywhere we went. Dont play up too much(like we did) on the way over because the ferry gets in about 5am and dumps you ashore in the dark. It is a bloody awesome spot for a spin and would be keen to do it again too.
  • FLHuTChU Posts: 3177
    Newcastle NSW
    Forum Legend FLHuTChU
    23 Mar 2018 09:12 PM
    Interested too. Next year?
    Any idea when or what time year is best.

  • Far Canal Posts: 1293
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    26 Mar 2018 08:52 AM
    Probably after the school holidays end from late January till early/mid April is about the best time.
  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    11 Apr 2018 09:04 PM
    Also interested but would depend on work and when it was proposed - may have to do it in place of one of the other rides (Edenhope or The Snowys) to get some certainty about the weather.  Just a suggestion.
  • Bob Taylor Posts: 89
    Stock Poster Bob Taylor
    11 Apr 2018 09:06 PM
    Posted by Bob Taylor on 11 Apr 2018 08:34 PM
    Also interested but would depend on work and when it was proposed - may have to do it in place of one of the other rides (Edenhope or The Snowys) to get some certainty about the weather.  Just a suggestion.

     Maybe March or April would suit if everyone still wanted to do the other rides.

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4194
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    16 Apr 2018 05:40 PM
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?
  • mickle Posts: 1858
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    16 Apr 2018 07:37 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 16 Apr 2018 05:40 PM
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?

     Do both.

  • Geoff3DMN Posts: 1461
    Castlemaine
    Performance Poster Geoff3DMN
    17 Apr 2018 09:02 AM
    I'd be interested, love riding Tassie.

    Generally January to April is the time to visit (February/March is about best).



  • Baloffski Posts: 1167
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    17 Apr 2018 09:07 AM
    Posted by Geoff3DMN on 17 Apr 2018 09:02 AM
    I'd be interested, love riding Tassie.

    Generally January to April is the time to visit (February/March is about best).



     I'm with Geoff, prob the best shot dates. Few years ago had snow in Nov/Dec. Could step over 6 foot compound fence, snow. 

    Up to late March.

    But bloody weather these day's? FKnows.

  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4194
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    19 Apr 2018 07:07 PM
    Posted by mickle on 16 Apr 2018 07:37 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 16 Apr 2018 05:40 PM
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?

     Do both.

     That's got merit mate . If we ran them back to back , people could do either , or both .

  • Winger Posts: 658
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    20 Apr 2018 04:47 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 19 Apr 2018 07:07 PM
    Posted by mickle on 16 Apr 2018 07:37 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 16 Apr 2018 05:40 PM
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?

     Do both.

     That's got merit mate . If we ran them back to back , people could do either , or both .

     I’m liking the back to back idea. Jindy to Melbourne, to Tassie, then home. 2 weeks???

  • Geoff3DMN Posts: 1461
    Castlemaine
    Performance Poster Geoff3DMN
    22 Apr 2018 09:33 AM
    Posted by Winger on 20 Apr 2018 04:47 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 19 Apr 2018 07:07 PM
    Posted by mickle on 16 Apr 2018 07:37 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 16 Apr 2018 05:40 PM
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?

     Do both.

     That's got merit mate . If we ran them back to back , people could do either , or both .

     I’m liking the back to back idea. Jindy to Melbourne, to Tassie, then home. 2 weeks???

     

    That sounds like a plan I could do as well.

  • Winger Posts: 658
    Adelaide
    Performance Poster Winger
    22 Apr 2018 10:48 AM
    I’ve got a copy of a recent dice run through Tassie earlier this year, with accommodation and stop overs which looks interesting. I’ll put up an intinerary for you guys to comment on.It would mean shortening The Snowy Run by a day to get to Port Melbourne in time to catch the Spirit of Tasmania . The whole ride would be 2 weeks, give or take a day.I’m keen for 2019. Stay tuned.
  • Roady Posts: 134
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Stock Poster Roady
    12 May 2018 07:12 PM
    One on my bucket list too Wingers. Keen as here, on the proviso I can sort out a tourer for the trip before then. A "maybe" from me for now.
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