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  • Winger
    Winger
    2 years ago
    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.
  • mickle
    mickle
    2 years ago
    Yep interested, ride from Adelaide to Port Melb then onto Ferry (pre booked) as a group.
  • graz
    graz
    2 years ago
    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
    FLHuTChU
    2 years ago
    Interested too. Next year?
    Any idea when or what time year is best.

  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    2 years ago
    Probably after the school holidays end from late January till early/mid April is about the best time.
  • Bob Taylor
    Bob Taylor
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Tim S.G.
    Tim S.G.
    2 years ago
    I would drop a Snowy Run for a year so we could do Tassie instead . Maybe Jan '20 ?
  • Geoff3DMN
    Geoff3DMN
    2 years ago
    I'd be interested, love riding Tassie.
    Generally January to April is the time to visit (February/March is about best).



  • Winger
    Winger
    2 years ago
    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
    Roady
    2 years ago
    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.
  • Grot09
    Grot09
    2 years ago
    Is this trip still happening??
    Im keen
    Been 2 times in last 3 years
    But riding partners are falling by the way side for trip number 3
    I have booked holiday leave for Feburary 2019
    If anyone keen lets start getting it organised 
  • Winger
    Winger
    2 years ago
    Quoting Grot09 on 29 Sep 2018 06:33 AM

    Is this trip still happening??

    Im keen
    Been 2 times in last 3 years
    But riding partners are falling by the way side for trip number 3
    I have booked holiday leave for Feburary 2019
    If anyone keen lets start getting it organised 

    I’ll be doing the Snowy Run only. If I do Tassie it will be with a pre organised trip I can jump on. Feb. is too close to the Snowy trip, and I cannot get the time to do back to back, unfortunately.
  • Spook
    Spook
    2 years ago
    I did it once, took three weeks and should have stayed for six!
  • steelo
    steelo
    2 years ago
    Or longer!!
  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    2 years ago
    Map of Tassie, is always good to have in hand. Beautiful country and people are so cool. One time working over there for a spell, in the North West,  the early 90"s you could buy a house for like under 10K. Serious, how things change.Would have moved there long time ago, but weather shied me.Roads are excellent, for riding, as is scenery. One of the best states to ride in.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    2 years ago
    Quoting Spook on 30 Sep 2018 05:39 AM

    I did it once, took three weeks and should have stayed for six!

    I did it once in 86.
    Still there, with new heads sprouting off my shoulders.
  • boxa
    boxa
    2 years ago
    Is this happenning , Tassie is on my bucket list ,  i was thinking of first week of december , 2018 give or take a day or two , missis is going to gold caost watch the grandaughter play netbal for SA ,  but i'll be on my own , could easilly ride elshwhere that 10 days , and dive in with you guys for company  whenever ,  just have to lock in dates .
  • Grot09
    Grot09
    2 years ago
    If anyone wants to join us 
    There is 3 bikes and 4 ppl going at the moment
    Leaving Adelaide on 2nd of Feb 19
    Boarding boat Monday morning 4th Feb 19
    Riding 10 days around Tassie
    Returning Thursday evening 14th 
    Scrub it off your bucket list
    Riding Tassie is addictive  this is 3 times in 4 years for me 

  • ArtfulDodger
    ArtfulDodger
    2 years ago
    I'm new here and from Hobart. If you are coming down I can fix you up with local knowledge on rides (and watering holes) in the south of the island, East Coast, Midlands etc. Not much good North/North West. Would be happy to blast off on a few day rides etc. As most have stated Dec-April is the best time...
  • boxa
    boxa
    2 years ago
    Quoting Grot09 on 06 Oct 2018 11:55 PM

    If anyone wants to join us 

    There is 3 bikes and 4 ppl going at the moment
    Leaving Adelaide on 2nd of Feb 19
    Boarding boat Monday morning 4th Feb 19
    Riding 10 days around Tassie
    Returning Thursday evening 14th 
    Scrub it off your bucket list
    Riding Tassie is addictive  this is 3 times in 4 years for me 

    Got a show to go to on the 1st of feb , all booked and payed for , so the 2nd looks like it could work for me ,  i was thinking of going 1st of december , but heh , i might ride  to qld  then instead ,   would rather do Tassie with others than myself ,,
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