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Old 04-04-2007, 02:07 AM   #1
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Hello Taswegian Riders & Visitors,

###Links to Tassie riding info below###

Being of the slow kind and not always up with modern technology (like dial up connection instead of broadband, or 2nd hand DR650 instead of a new Husky or whatever), methought that it'd help me if we had a Tassie Riders thread. Only one place to go to and look if I'm short of time or brain-space.

Purpose would be to organise little trips, point to where big trips are organised and reports can be found, find out what Tassie riders are on ADVrider, exchange info about good or bad deals, and whatever ...

Does this idea have a future?

May just start this thread and see if it leads anyhere? ... Darwinian theory at its best ...


:-) a.


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Links to info about riding Tassie ...
Other websites or the like
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tasadv/
Publications
Book: 4WD Tracks in Tasmania, best of all, worthwhile to spend the $s (http://www.roving.com.au/)
Parks & Wildlife Guide to 4WD Tracks in Tas, free (http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7542)
"Ride around Tasmania!", free PDF download, some good detail maps (http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=6881)
"Tasmanian Favourite Roads & Trails"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409481

"Tasmania (Oz)..my turn (11 days 3200kms)" (vOOdsy)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=317971

"Oz - A TAste of Tasmania" (atgreg)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190259

"Round OZ on KTM 950 Adventure?" (HumanOne)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...116544&page=31

"Tripple T Ride - Tassie Two Up with a Trailer" (LOFTYBOB)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301741

"
Tasmania Touring Two Up
" (minusone)
http://members.optusnet.com.au/shirl...ie_for_Two.pdf

"Monkeys Two-up Tassie Tour" (OutbreakMonkey)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=305189

"11 days, 3100km's around Tasmania" (Warnabrother)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311305

"ADV'ing The World Heritage Area of N.W. Tasmania" (Just Dan)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312814

"Tasmania" (iamcanjim)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3633452

Tasmania Tarkine and more
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2265

Jafu's Tassie Tour
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1340

Tassie Tour
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2691
A taste of tasmania
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1308
A picture say's a thousand words (Tasmania)
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1460

Tassie Gems 2005 part 1
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=795

Tassie Gems 2005 part 2
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796

Tassie Thrills 'n Spills pt.1
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=807

Tassie Thrills 'n Spills pt.2
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=806

Tassie Loops..or..how to get addicted
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=868

Tassie_Gems 2 wrap-up
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1390

March '07....Tassie Gems Ride #2...The South
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1003

Tasmania's Best Road
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655050

2 Week Tassie Adventure (by bull600)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759832 (trip report)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=26 (trip planning & ref to GPS tracks)


... FLICKIT's mega effort ... (29 March 2014)
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Hey, I'll answer here rather than in the pm, just in case it's useful to others...

All my tracks are on RidewithGPS:
http://ridewithgps.com/users/64712/activities
(easiest to click on "list view" option up the top)

When you click on a track, a preview appears down the bottom and there are links there to download the GPX or KML files(for google earth)...

Or, when you view a route, like:
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1234135
click on the "export" tab up the top right, it opens a panel where you can download the files...

Or, where I've embedded the ridwithGPS maps in forum posts, click on "view full route" to open them, and use the above method...

I've been pretty slack with ride reports, (there's a bit of stuff in the links at the bottom of the post), but I've generally written a brief bit in this thread about most rides, not easy to find unless you flick over the last 100+ pages... This google search brings up a lot of them:
https://www.google.com.au/search?num....0.9_oe6T0xffs
When I've posted a route, check the following couple of pages for more pics, vids, and random drivel.. (I try to post a bit in here to keep the thread ticking along)

Eventually I'll bundle all the GPS files into a downloadable collection to make it easy, I just haven't had the time or enthusiasm yet... :P

If you have any questions about specific areas/routes/tracks I've posted about, feel free to ask... Almost everything I've done shouldn't be an issue to do on WRR's (which I why I bought one)

:)
more to come when I happen to come across them ...
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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Mellow Camping Escape to Lime Bay 14-15 April

Justin (Lemming #2, red DL650) and me are thinking about a mellow camping overniter at Lime Bay Sat/Sun 14-15 April.

Lime Bay is north of Saltwater River on Tas Peninsula at the end of an easy dirt road. Free camping and fires permitted. Need to bring water.

Meet at Richmond Bakery Sat 12.30 for a pie and ride from there or catch us at Lime Bay.

Anyone else interested?

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Old 04-04-2007, 02:16 AM   #3
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:17 AM   #4
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:26 AM   #5
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I might just have to come along to that one!

sounds just the ticket to be honest. maybe I'm going soft

I'll check the date and confirm for sure
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #6
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I might just have to come along to that one!

sounds just the ticket to be honest. maybe I'm going soft

I'll check the date and confirm for sure
Hello Soft One,

'soft' = dat's me ;-) ...

Would be nice to have you for company.


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Old 04-04-2007, 04:40 AM   #7
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Im thinking

Im thinking this could be good dont know if I can get away but will try.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:04 AM   #8
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Why not? Can't hurt. Hey we are Tasmanians peaceable and loving simple Folk? 14th 15th April hope I can make it? Got some problems to sought out? Anyway catch you there? BIGJim. GS11( white one like the origanal with a headlight that works) in Zeehan.
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #9
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Looking good from here ... will just have to do a few more chores this weekend to get the brownie points up.

Which way were you thinking of going from Richmond Andeas? What time were you expecting to get to the campsite?
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:44 AM   #10
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Hello Taswegian Riders & Visitors,

Being of the slow kind and not always up with modern technology (like dial up connection instead of broadband, or 2nd hand DR650 instead of a new Husky or whatever), methought that it'd help me if we had a Tassie Riders thread. Only one place to go to and look if I'm short of time or brain-space.

Purpose would be to organise little trips, point to where big trips are organised and reports can be found, find out what Tassie riders are on ADVrider, exchange info about good or bad deals, and whatever ...

Does this idea have a future?

May just start this thread and see if it leads anyhere? ... Darwinian theory at its best ...


:-) a.
OK here's my take on the idea. Great for putting it up as we need ideas, but I don't think single issue threads work. You can't tell, without opening the whole thread if a new post if about something new, or just an addition to an old suggesting that you are not interested in. Much better to have a separate thread for each ride, with the ride destination and date clearly in the title. That way you can ignore threads on rides that you can't go on, and just read the relevant ones.

I get over the bandwidth problems by setting up a search that just shows threads that have new posts in the Asia/Oz/Kiwi forum since the last time I was here. Then I saved this, and this is what opens up, instead of just the normal Forum. I skim down to see if there are any threads that I'm interested in that have new text, or if there are any new threads I car read them as well if the title gets my interest.

Just my 2c


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Old 04-06-2007, 07:28 PM   #11
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Justin (Lemming #2, red DL650) and me are thinking about a mellow camping overniter at Lime Bay Sat/Sun 14-15 April.

Lime Bay is north of Saltwater River on Tas Peninsula at the end of an easy dirt road. Free camping and fires permitted. Need to bring water.

Meet at Richmond Bakery Sat 12.30 for a pie and ride from there or catch us at Lime Bay.

Anyone else interested?

:-) a.

PS: A few pics below.

Count me in..Ive never been to Lime Bay
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:30 AM   #12
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Count me in, I am off to Bicheno for the show and shine on Friday night, a ride down the dirt to Copping on Saturday will be pleasant.

Won't organise a meeting at a pub this time

I go back to work the next weekend, so a good escape will be welcome.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:46 AM   #13
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Count me in, I am off to Bicheno for the show and shine on Friday night....................................

Hey Andy,

gota be in Bicheno anyway so am takin' the bike (Gooz) see ya there

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shapping up to be a few people on this trip
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shapping up to be a few people on this trip
Looks good weather too...

Saturday Fine. Min 08 Max 18
Sunday Fine. Min 09 Max 19

Middy, can ya bring some Carlton Draught Stubbies along for me?
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