Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Blue Mountains NSW Australia
Hi BW, hope you two are well and will get a bit more time in the saddle soon.
Below is my tank bag ride sheet for our 35-40day Tassie ride. Our route from home to Pt Melbourne has some detours to visit family and friends but once in Tassie our day rides are all about half a day as we plan to get going strait after breakfasts and arrive at the next destination by lunch so we can see the tourist sites in the afternoons. We are allowing an extra 5 days to stop and rest or if needed to let any bad weather pass over and will just tour at our own pace and timings.
Maybe you can combine a few of my ride sheet “loops” to have some bigger rides? We are also staying in pubs, motels or caravan parks and are based in Launceston and Hobart for a few consecutive days to leave the luggage off the bike to ride some of those mountain passes.
I would like to offer a stop over at my place for southward bound Stromtroopers (with references) or small groups travelling through NSW to the annual gathering, we live between Putty Rd and Bells of Line Rd.
For anyone who was thinking of riding 735 kms of continuous mountain twisties from Walcha down Thunderbolts Way to Dungog then through Singleton to Putty Rd then Bells of Line to Lithgow to Oberon to Taralga to Goulburn etc… we could be a halfway rest stop, there is a pressure washer here to blast the bugs off your screen.
Just type Blaxland’s Ridge NSW into Google maps and you will get our general location. We live on 10 acres in a small cottage, there is a level grassed area near the cottage and a cast iron fire pit, its rock, paper, scissors to get the spare room bed or couch. Our parents will be house sitting while we are away, so unfortunately they will “release the hounds” if any bikes arrive after out departure date.
Have fun planning the adventure, our bookings have been made only as far as getting to Launceston then Arthur River after that is all a seat of the pants adventure (my ride sheets always end up covered in scribble’s of where we actually ride)
ML's Tank Bag Ride Sheet....
Home – CANBERRA - 300KM 3H 25M
CANBERRA – GUDGENBY - ADAMINABY – CABRAMURRA – 172KM 3H 40M
CABRUMURRA – OMEO –216KM 3H 30M
OMEO – SALE - YARRUM – FOSTER - 313KM 4H
FOSTER – WILSONS PROM - COWES – PAKENHAM – 275KM 4H
PAKENHAM – WARBURTON – PT MELBOURNE – 138KM 2H 20M
SPIRIT OF TASMANIA
DEVENPORT – LAUNCESTON - 100KM 1H 10M
LAUNCESTON – DELORAINE - DEVENPORT – STANLEY – SMITHTON - ARTHUR RIVER - 292KM 3H 35M
ARTHUR RIVER – dirt – BALFOUR - dirt – CORINNA – 107KM 4H 20M
CORINNA -ZEEHAN – STRAHAN – 94KM 2H
STRAHAN – DERWENT BRIDGE (Lake Sinclair detour/walks) – WESTERWAY/NATIONAL PARK - 241KM 3H 20M
WESTERWAY – STRATHGORDON – HOBART Mt Wellington - 270KM 3H 50M
HOBART – GORDON – GEEVESTON – (Tahune Air Walk) Arve Rd – SOUTHPORT - 213KM 3H 30
SOUTHPORT – WOODSTOCK (Pelverata Rd) – SANDFLY – LOWER LONGLEY (loop) then (Huon Rd) – NEIKA – GRETNA – MIENA – (Huon Rd) – 270KM 4H
MIENA – POATINA – (Cressy Rd – Macquarie Rd) – ROSS – OATLANDS – HOBART – 238KM 3H 30M
HOBART – RICHMOND – OATLANDS – (dirt) TUNNACK – SORELL – HOBART - 189KM 3H
HOBART – BALLEY PARK – NUBEENA – PORT ARTHUR - 131KM 2H 10H
PT ARTHUR – SORELL – SWANSEA – COLES BAY – 236KM 3H 10M
COLES BAY – LAGOONS (Elephant Pass Rd) FOUR MILE CREEK (loop) ST MARYS - CAMPBELL TOWN –- SWANSEA – 233KM 3H 20M
SWANSEA – CAMPBELL TOWN (Maquarie,Valley Field,Mt Joy Rd) – POATINA – MIENA – 188KM 2H 50M
MIENA – dirt - GOLDEN VALLEY - DELORAINE – LAUNCESTON - 123KM 2H 15M
LAUNCESTON – CONARA - ST HELENS – WELDBOROUGH - SCOTTSDALE – LAUNCESTON - 325KM 4H 30M
Possible side trip----- SCOTTSDALE – GLADSTONE – dirt - ANSONS BAY (Eddystone Lighthouse) – BRIDPORT – SCOTTSDALE – 208KM 4H 50M
LAUNCESTON – GEORGETOWN – BRIDPORT – GLADSTONE - SCOTTSDALE – LILYDALE – LAUNCESTON – 301KM 4H 40M
LAUNCESTON – BEAUTY POINT – FRANKFORD – BAKERS BEACH (Beach Ride 1hour) – DEVONPORT – 140KM 4H inc beach
DEVONPORT – RAILTON – SHEFFIELD – LIEAN – MOINA – CRADLE MOUNTAIN - ROSEBERY – 231KM 4H 10M
ROSEBURY – WEST COAST (loop) – SOMERSET – GUNNS PLAINS – WILMOT – DEVONPORT – 315KM 4H 30M
SPIRIT OF TASMANIA
PORT MELBOURNE – BENALLA - ALBURY – 330KM 3H 40M
ALBURY – GUNDAGAI – YASS – 280KM 3H 10M
YASS – GOULBURN – MOSS VALE – 153KM 2H
MOSS VALE – PICTON – SILVERDALE – Home – 145KM 2H 35M
2010 DL650A - black
Last edited by MountainLagoon; 09-17-2012 at 05:11 PM.