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Tasmanian Bike Ride 2013

Day 9 Port Arthur Loop – Hobart

The parting of the fellowship… Melissa was off on the early bus for a flight from Hobart and Robyn and Trevor were on the mid-morning bus to Devonport, so I was the only one doing this mornings loop ride (along … Continue reading

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Day 8 Copping – Port Arthur

Bonus for breakfast when Melissa discovered that the Dunalley Primary School were doing pancakes in addition to the obligatory bacon and egg rolls.  Yet again a climb out of camp and an eerie run down to Dunalley as we moved … Continue reading

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Day 7 Triabunna – Copping

  One of the best days ever ….   Complete contrast to yesterday morning – sunny and clear and no wind.  A quick run through to Orford with the obligatory early climb and a lovely run down to the beach, … Continue reading

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Day 6 Bicheno – Triabunna

  I know we must have got a fair bit of rain overnight as my towel – left out overnight – was saturated. Guess we’ve had it lucky up till now not having to pack up wet tents. Extended the … Continue reading

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Day 5 Bicheno Rest Day

And I thought rest days were meant to be for rest! Day didn’t get off to a good start when we had a new contender for the lets keep em awake or wake em up if they’re asleep award when … Continue reading

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Day 4 St Helens – Bicheno

After the novelty of toast for breakfast rode the bag back to camp and had porridge as the others packed up camp. Back to the motel for more of the never ending breakfast and listened to the bikers in the … Continue reading

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Day 3 Weldborough – St Helens

  Well there was no lapwing sounding morning revillie but the young person camped near us put up a pretty fine alternative. After one session in the middle of the night – from which Melissa never really got back to … Continue reading

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Day 2 Scottsdale – Weldborough. 71 km, 820m total climbing

A great day, that started a little differently with a rather demented lapwing wandering the campsite pre dawn squawking at the top of its lungs outside each tent. Had been cold enough overnight to zip the sleeping bag up and … Continue reading

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Day 1 Launceston – Scottsdale. 67 km 1200m total climbing

  Had to zip the tent up about 2am when we got a light shower and the wind showed no sign of abating when got up in the morning. Headed into town for 2nd breakfast and first coffee and back … Continue reading

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Pre Ride Friday 8/2

  Another warm and windy night. Now without coffee machine I headed out for the morning heartstarter and wandered back via the pre-ride campsite to find many already pitching tents, including Robyn & Trevor. Did 2 trips from the motel … Continue reading

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