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Discussion in 'Australia' started by DonQx, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Just about to leave this afternoon.
    Glad that I’m driving this time, blowing a gale in Tasmania today.
    On the ferry now, wind blew all the way from Hobart to Devonport, should set sail soon.
  2. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Have a safe trip. Hope you have some ginger tablets for tonight’s crossing. Should be a bumpy one
  3. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Thanks Dan, I know!
    Hardly anyone onboard.
    Surely not as rough as the old “spew cat” from George Town.
  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Have a good trip Harry, the weather is shit up here mate.
  5. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Thank you Paul.

    By the way, my name is not Harry it’s Paul Michelin
  6. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    I have been on quite a few rough crossings. With 5- 7m swells. Your crossing should not be as bad. Around 2m+
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  8. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    so, for a great weekend, I headed over to Fingal >>> Bed-in-a-Shed <<<, met with 2 mates from down South, bunched a few tracks from Chris Boden's book 4wd tracks in Tasmania into a nice loop. Turned out great (after the rain front went through). Fingal - Mathinna Oval - Mt Albert Rd - St Helens (lunch) - Mt Albert Rd to Granite Knob Rd - Upper Scamander - South Sister Lookout - St Marys (early dinner at 'Feed the Dragon' Chinese restaurant, fantastic!) - Fingal.

    Bed-in-a-Shed : hosts Darren & Louise; saying WOW!! barely captures the ambience, warmth and friendly hospitality. Super competitive pricing. https://www.bedinashedtasmania.com.au/

    Chelles (Fingal) offers very tasty fast food, also Steak Surf & Turf, Huge burgers, Keto-friendly meals.

    Ping's Feed the Dragon (St. Marys) offers succulent & tasty dishes, almost homestyle. We received platters-to-share with each other of fresh spring rolls, chinese veg in garlic/chilly broth, fresh dumplings, blackbean beef ... accompanied by bottomless cups of Jasmin Tea.

    Being mostly noobs on dirt roads, this was a pleasant easy route for us, good sight seeing, only got technical a few times when we preempted the gps directions and turned off the main drag too early. Nice though. Interesting few dead ends.

    Fingal-MathinnaOval-MtAlbertRd-GraniteKnobRd-SthSister-Fingal.JPG Fingal-MathinnaOval-MtAlbertRd-GraniteKnobRd-SthSister-Fingal-Satellite.JPG ... Friday's dark clouds and rain bands ...

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    ... were long forgotten by Saturday morning ...

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  9. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Yep, plenty of stuff to ride in that area from cruisey dirt to technical, white knuckle, will I survive this downhill track. You could spend a week in that area.
  10. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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  11. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Never heard of it....what's "St2St"?
    The links aren't really clear or concise as to what all-or-any of it actually is.
    Times/ places/ $$/ who/where/what... that sort of thing.
  12. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    Oops, not sure why Tassie Motorcycle tours haven't got the details up anymore. Enduro St2St is in its 13th year ...
    Here's a quick summary fom the blurb Bruce sent me:

    It's a 4-day ride. Leaving St Helens around midday on Thursday 24th. The main part is Enduro focused, accompanying Adventure tour alongside, meet up with enduro riders at o/night locations.

    Day1: St Helens - Argonaut Rd - zigzagging via Ben Lomond - forestry roads to Bridport - o/night
    Day2: backroads to Batman Bridge - Asbestos Range - Devils Gullet - Gowrie Park - o/night
    Day3: backroads from mountains to sea to mountains to sea to mountains to Stanley - o/night
    Day4: Marrawah - Arthur River - Western Explorer - Corinna - Granville Harbour - Trial Harbour - Strahan & surrounds - o/night

    Cost (Tassie Motorcycle Tours): $990; included: 4 nights accommodation incl Strahan, all meals (brekky / lunch bbq / dinner), support vehicle (carries our luggage) & crew.
    Accommodation is a mixture of Air BnB, Gowrie Park lodge, and Strahan Village tourist park. They will provide a hot BBQ lunch each day along the trail somewhere, with evening meals being catered by nearby restaurants or hotels.
    Excluded: Fuel & drinks
    Contact: Bruce, Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours, 0421 099 857 / 0408 809 856
  13. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Thanks....there's something to work with.
    Still, the "St2Stt" tag is a baffler.
    St. Helens ....to....Strahan??..maybe?
    Any indication of routes?
    Not trying to be difficult, just trying to get a vague handle of what this is all about...and happy to be thrown a few "loopy ones", I'm pretty familiar with Tassie roads and ADV-tracks/ attractions etc after around 70.000k's on the Apple Isle.
  14. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    St Helens to Strahan. Yes.

    ... perhaps it would be better if you contact Bruce directly for details re Adventure route, or AMA"s Facebook page for St2St for the Enduro details.

    I haven't got any further details like road nrs/coordinates etc. Bruce described his route as interesting and quite manageable for noobs and recent BMW offroad course participants such as myself. That's all I was interested in.
    Sorry if that info is a bit meager ... :(
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  15. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Having done 70.000ks of our roads and tracks I think you can rest assured you've probably ridden most of the route...:lol3 Hmm $1000, at that price I'll happily carry my own stuff and find my own food and accommodation, each to their own though. I do notice you can do the hard route in one day, starting at 4am, hope someone tells the wildlife....
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  16. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    True enough. This time round, it's the price I'm willing to afford as offroad-noob, my 2nd time going for longer stretches on gravel. Not yet as confident as other more seasoned off roaders, it's my peace-of-mind placebo. Might be able to spot a few more tips & tricks too from the mob on handling, cornering on gravel and that sort of stuff. Watching it on youtube can get me only so far. To me it's an extension/cementing of what Chris & Adam (BMW offroad instructors) showed us last August.
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  17. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    I did the Evercreech ride with the boys from TMT, they set a pretty testing trail thru there, I wouldn’t call it hard but it certainly wasn’t tea-and-bickies. $990 seems a lot but there’d be a massive insurance component.
  18. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    I always know that I've still seen nothing much of Tassie when tripping over the map that Flickit occasionally posts.
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  19. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Live to Ride!

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    Permission to bring this beauty across the water :rofl
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  20. AndyfromTassie

    AndyfromTassie Tenere Adventurer

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    Looks mint Windy!
    What's in the goodie bag?