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Old 23-01-2018, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Robbie's TT in Tassie

So thought i'd make a bit of a rolling thread of the day rides and trips I'm doing as I explore new roads down South and about on the Terra.

So here it is:

Robbie's Terra Trips in Tassie
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Old 23-01-2018, 11:52 AM   #2
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I kicked things off last year (just) with this mix of dirt and tar

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So I picked up the bike before Xmas, but with all the moving and work and busy weekends it was a bit before I could get it down south and then go for a ride. The opportunity came on the last day of the year. Hot and Windy but went for a reccy ride up through Elderslie via Millvale Rd, and through Hollow Tree Junction to near Hamilton, then back towards New Norfolk and up to again to Hollow Tree Junction to retrace my track back to Church Road through the back of Dromedary




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Happy with the bike, no more Wuka King and my dash temp is a lot closer to the correct temp! Got my 2" Roxx risers on too
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Nice to hear the bike's running well....looks like most of the TR's have come out pretty good after the fix.
Lots of great stuff to snoop around in sorta soth-east of Ouse/Bothwell line...try Den Rd. next time, and Bluff Rd. (C183, all gravel) is a cracker for South-Tassie scenery. Black Hills is a sweet, sweeping backroad-run... all sealed to about 1.5 lane width
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Old 23-01-2018, 12:31 PM   #3
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Yesterday I had an RDO and the sun was shining, so I nipped out for a couple of hours before heading to the In Laws' for dinner

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I'll have to recreate this one with pics sometime later, sorry, didn't stop! It was hot and sunny and the views looked great, trust me.

I planned this loop loosely before heading out, and looks like I followed it pretty well as expected. Teatree Road and Fingerpost road are standard affairs, then onto the A3 for a short burst through some twisty bits to Runnymede where the turn off onto Woodsdale Road (C212) winds up and over past Levendale Primary School seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I chose not to continue on the C212 where it turns to dirt and changes name to New Country Marsh Road over to Tunnack, and instead continued on the Woodsdale Road, now the C311, which then becomes the C318, then the C310, finally terminating at Tunnack Road, C312 again... Simple! I know a bunch of ATs went all the way through the C310 and C318 to Buckland on a previous trip.

From Tunnack Road I could have ducked up Stonor road to the C313, Rhyndaston Rd. Somewhere near Rhyndaston is a train tunnel on the Main Line. My work sends paper out in shipping containers by train to Burnie, so one day I'd like to get a shot of a train approaching and or exiting the tunnel. Not this day though.

South through Tunnack to Eldon Road, C342. It starts out as a nice little sealed road winding down a hill, then a tight left hander spits you out onto gravel as it follows Burns Creek down to meet the Caol River, then back to seal for the bit into Colebrook.

The great twisty section of the Colebrook Road B31 brings me into Campania, where a said train carrying Containers and ISO tankers heading North is rumbling through.
Tee Tree Road gets me back to my starting point again.
Temps in the low 30s have me sweating just rolling the bike back into the garage before I can peel back to shorts and t shirt

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So thought i'd make a bit of a rolling thread of the day rides and trips I'm doing as I explore new roads down South and about on the Terra.

So here it is:

Robbie's Terra Trips in Tassie






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Old 03-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #5
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Made the decision during the week to have a crack at Jeffrey's track, a 4wd through way from Crabtree to Lachlan.

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As I needed fuel and the Brighton Transport Hub is just around the corner I headed there first. The fuel station has 95 octane cheaper than the fuel docket price at the servo.



Another train loading up for the trip to Burnie



My plan was to do a clockwise loop, and the road choice to get to the Huon Valley was via Fern Tree and Longley
Quick stop at the Rosehaven Tavern, aka the Longley Hotel



Collin's Bonnet, also known as the Sleeping Beauty was peeking out of the cloud along Crabtree rd



Getting close





Sound good



This is after the first few hundred metres of rocky uphill section. first gear set and hang on whilst the Husky tractors up



Nice little pockets as the climb continues through the forest



I believe this is the junction of White Timber Trail



At the junction of Jeffrey's and the East West Trail was a pocket of native berries





At the start of the downhill section, this steep, loose rough bit for about 100m has me slip sliding down



Now the boghole section starts. I can imagine how much water these would hold in the winter. Thankfully not too wet but still a bit. As I was approaching a hiker heading the other way the back slipped out and down I go. Of course, had to be the only time to drop it with a witness!



She headed on her way and I picked up the bike. Damage toll, bent gear lever, but ok to carry on without needing repair







I think I need to upgrade from the OEM tyres now...





The track improves and winds down through gum forest and past pine plantation



As I descend into the Lachlan Valley, the temperature climbs to about 30 degrees



End of the Track



Just after I took this a ute pulled up and the bloke asked if I was ok. Yes, thanks mate!





Home for a wash



Only the one drop, pretty tiring ride, I think I'll be a bit sore in the morning!
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