Trip Report: Tasmania, Lime Bay (or ... VTX1800 as ADV off-roader?)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DonQx, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. DonQx

    DonQx Peripathetic @ Heart

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    Just finished a veeeery nice trip on the East Coast of Tasmania with overnite camp at Lime Bay.

    The cast of characters included at various times:
    Daniel 'Nothing to see here',
    Jim 'lout',
    Daz 'That Aussie Guy',
    Justin '#nonADV#',
    Mark 'FuddyLogic',
    Middi 'Middi',
    Stuart '#notyetADV#',
    Andy 'Andy-Gadget',
    Pam '#nonADV,and_ex_rider#',
    Andreas 'DonQx'

    The ride was organised at the 'hopefully to be of continued use' thread 'Tasmanian Riders Hub' at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218696&page=4.

    Haven't got my pics fully organised yet, but should get some up within the next 12 hours.

    Fuddy, Dan ... u're on-line and faster than me ... how 'bout if you go first?

    :-) a.
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  2. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    I meet the others on Saturday at Lime bay, had to go north initially and came back down the east coast.

    This is the Wielangta road from Orford down to Copping.
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    Setting up camp at Lime bay, 42° 57.370S, 147° 42.282E
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    Usefull things, funduros, BMW thought of everything:clap
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    Doing it tough
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    Deciding where to go the next morning
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    "Nothing to see here" leaving the site
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    "DonQx" and Justin
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    "Fuddy"
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    Side track to Slopen main beach, a particulaly nice part of the world
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    "Fuddy" couldn't resist the hard sand beach
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    Locked gate stops play
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    Tryed another way, another locked gate
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    Time for coffee, "Fuddy" rings home
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    "DonQx" doing it tough
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    Pirates bay from lookout at 43° 01.926S, 147° 55.113E
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    The adventure bikes, some less suitable for the job than others:deal
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  3. DonQx

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    Ahhh ... Andy's heaps faster than anyone else ...

    Ta for the nice pics!

    Being a luddite and all that sort of stuff, including a slow dial-up connection, it'll take me a while to get anything up ...

    ;-) a.


    Here's the first ...

    Wielangta picnic area
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  4. DonQx

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    Dan & Stuart
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    Stuart ... should I eat more?
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    Daz 'That Aussie Guy' in verbal action
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    Nice pics, and suprised (but very glad) to see the big Guzzi in the pack :clap

    BTW what 'zorst is that on it - custom job?
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  8. DonQx

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    ... 'ave just been told that the lamb roast is ready ...

    ... one last shot, more tomorrow :-) ...

    Jim 'lout' ... if you take one more shot I'll eat you ... ;-)
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  9. middy

    middy Been here awhile

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    well done guy's!

    glad you had a good trip and I'm sorry I had to desert you lot before it began:cry

    next time though I promise:deal
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  10. FuddyLogic

    FuddyLogic Blue'n'Orange

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    Damn those VTX's are fast...

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    More tomorrow
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  11. GB

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    Looks great! :thumb So, is the VTX rider ready to make the switch?!!

    :lurk
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    G'Day gm,

    definitely a custom job ... includes a platform for latte & expresso making, and a tripod with rack for camp fire (as far as I can remember) ... only a few hundred little iron sticks welded together ... Andy is a bit obsessed with triangulation (among other things) ... can't find a close up pic right now ... maybe someone else has one later ...

    :-) a.
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    G'Day GB,

    Wrong way round ... the odd KTM'er and others have been eyeing the VTX ...


    ;-) a.
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    More pics ... Andy & Pam
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    Lime Bay ... early morning, all asleep ... sun behind the ridge, sea mist wafting ...
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    ahhh ... the sun's over the hill now ... (don't forget: 'tis autumn 'ere in Oz)
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    Andy seriously hard at work with the expresso machine
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    Andy turning his attention to the latte maker
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