Backroad mapping Tasmania

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Indie-tas, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Indie-tas

    Indie-tas Adventurer

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    Well today i was out to do some more mapping.

    I have been doing a lot on OSM Maps
    Lately and had a gap that needed filling, it was buggin me.

    Route map Here

    The first map with yellow dots shows the gap i had to fill, this was not going to be a mass adventure but just a nice couple of hours. Map 2 shows the bits i filled in today.

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    Okay that the plan, now some pics.

    Overview of where im heading *bush*

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    Had a couple of Geocaches to pic up on the way.

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    Decided not to do this alone

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    Just a stream

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    Also wanted to find this trig point.was well into scrub now days.

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    Just a track

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    Suzi strom smiling after a little hill climb on dirt.

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    No Suzi strom you are not a swamp boat.

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    After doing the section for my join the dots i decided i would try and get up to the Takone Radar tower, yay i made it, thins are drying out well.

    Have tried this before but due to a locked gate and a dirt track around said gate i have been up there.

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    I dont care if it is non ionizing radiation, i aint goin in .

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    I could see for miles, awsome

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    Trig point
    Thanks for looking into my backyard.
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  2. Indie-tas

    Indie-tas Adventurer

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    Managed to get out and do a 4 Hr ride today.

    Just went out for a bit of a look around some tracks that i wish to do in more depth later when the weather dries up some.

    Had a great day even though there was some light showers about, most of the riding was done on gravel roads.

    There are so many tracks and so little time, would be great to find a ride buddy who also has a dual sport.

    Trip Details
    Elapsed time : 4hrs 15 mins
    Distance : 162 kms
    Av Speed : 38 kms

    Route map Here

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    Part 2 here
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  3. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :D nice RR

    I went through that area some time last year looking for a "road" through to Dip falls and found a large yellow boom gate with "private property" on it so i had to go the long way round(no puns intended) only to find it on google earth.....

    Now just to get a bike again and do it:rofl
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  4. GB

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    Merged both threads into one.. keeping it all one place.
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  5. El Toad Man

    El Toad Man Offroad adventurer

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    Nice work, it's amazing how many roads that can link up which don't show on maps. :thumb

    theMISSIONARY, I did find the road from there to dip falls. I read about it in a 4wd book, it's not one you'd find by accident - it goes much further south than where the locked gate is.
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  6. tompee

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    Nice pics, I am thinking of bringing my WR over on the ferry and riding a bit in Tassie. As a 250 rider, the V strom seems like such overkill for that kind of riding! Do you ever get out of 2nd gear?!
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  7. Indie-tas

    Indie-tas Adventurer

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    Theres so much variation, some roads im doin 100km on others im trying not to fall of goin slow. Most of what i have done here is just gravel backroads.

    As a 650 rider a 250 seems a bit small. each to his own i guess. i couldnt do as much mx type riding as you though.
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  8. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :lol3 I'm planing on getting a KDX200 or KDX250 size bike so i can go into the really hard places.....but i would still like a 650 for the long over night trips.....time and Money its always one or the other never both at the same time :cry
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  9. Indie-tas

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    Yeah if i had the money it would be 650 for tourin with missus, 250ish for bush bashin and a cruiser for for for for just cause i could.
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  10. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Excellent - thanks for the report and pics.

    I'm heading down in 6 weeks or so - with some car mates, so the roads focus will be slightly different (plus a track day at Symmons Plains).
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  11. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :lol3 no reason needed other than i want too
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    I'm sure you've heard the WR250R/X fanboy's like myself singing it's praises, so I don't want to sound like a broken record..... but they are very capable on the road. Top speed of ~150km/h stock, I have done 2000km+ road trips on minen in a few days. 95% freeway, 110-120km/h all day. Oil change every 5000km, valve checks 40,000km, so I really think this bike is almost as close as it gets to "the best of both worlds"
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  13. tompee

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    OK, cool. Didn't mean to sound like I was having a go, which is reads like a day later ;-) I do appreciate the qualities of a larger bike on the road, I have an FZ6 in the garage. And the V-strom is nice, having that slight offroad capability to go with the big onroad comfort and ability.
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  14. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    $$$$ and i love two strokes....i have little fear of the KDX wearing out too fast as i did read of a bloke that rode one around Aust without much in the way of problems....and they are cheap:D
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  15. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Do you mean the Rabalga track??
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  16. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    the New haven track..i just looked it up on google earth

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  17. Indie-tas

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    I reckon it would be Rabalga track onto Rabalg Rd.

    Whos comin to find out ?

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  18. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Only the White patch on the Newhaven is private land,on the east side(up hill) that's where the gate is but we did at the time work out another way round it was just slotted in for "another day" :lol3

    Have fun and do a RR....with lots of pictures
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  19. Indie-tas

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    Looks like there is a track around it.

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  20. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Yep that was on the side we didn't go too.....we just went to Dip falls and then south to the river so if there is a track there that would be a good ride:deal
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