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Old 12-11-2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Nine days in Tasmania

9 Nights
9 Days
2518.6 km travelled
43 hours 8 minutes motorcycle riding
2 Cameras (I include my phone)
4 lenses (including phone)
62 focal lengths used
812 photos taken

Night one:
Travelling south in Port Phillip Bay at sunset.



Day one:

Devonport morning from the ferry.


a couple of hours later we are in the snow


Then with the ambient temp at 2.5C and snow starting to fall again - yes you really can see what you think you can see


Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake




to be continued...
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Old 13-11-2017, 12:05 PM   #2
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Mountains, water, sun and snow - and motorbikes - what more can one want?
Great photos, Richard!
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Old 13-11-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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Prime stuff, as always



A swim in Lake Dove? Leave that to the eskimos, Jeezaz!
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Old 13-11-2017, 08:41 PM   #4
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Day 2.

The morning sea shore where we were staying



Somebody volunteered us to help with the event set up.



When that got boring I did what everybody does in Tasmania on a spring Saturday afternoon - walked across the road to watch American football



Day 3
Sunday morning 6.30am and its game day. 300 riders setting off to ride 235 km with 4000 vertical metres of climbing



South of Sheffield heading towards Mt Roland



Crossing the Forth River



Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain were a little different from Friday



Still smiling near Upper Castra with Mt Roland ever present in the background



Marshalls get to do the 5 minute walk to Preston Falls



Bruce photobombing the Bicycle Network girls' selfie (btw. All three swimmers are in the photo)



and the last rider on the last Tasmanian Peaks Challenge finishes with 2 minutes and 40 seconds to spare immediately in front of the lanterne rouge. The rider had made a 25 km wrong turn so ended up riding an extra 50km and still finished before the cut off time.


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Old 14-11-2017, 11:43 AM   #5
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Just mouthwatering stuff!!

Can't believe GridIron's come to Tassie, whoohoo!
And another calendar shot of Cradle-with-a-dusting....beautiful.

Preston Falls...sounds like you've seen some of the NorthCoast backroads, I love that area around Gunns Plains/ Caastra/ Nieta/ Loongana and Dairy Plains in the back of Mole Creek.
Lots of fantastic, narrow and deserted backroads (often sealed) and dead-gorgeous scenery.

Pedalling an extra 50k's and still making the cut-off?
I'd take 2 weeks just to make the "extra" 50k's
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