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Old 02-17-2012, 10:23 PM   #91
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Great read.

All that praying to the rain god paid off. Clear sunny sky at Cradle Mountain! Someone told me it's usually clear in the morning and raining in the arvo, or the other way around.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #92
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Dress code on the trail

As the evening wore on we got a feed cooked



The first question I have is.......how does Paul keep his shirts looking so neat? One day on the road and I look like a hobo
I swear that briefcase is like a Mary Poppins bag, full of surprises.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #93
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As the evening wore on we got a feed cooked



The first question I have is.......how does Paul keep his shirts looking so neat? One day on the road and I look like a hobo
I swear that briefcase is like a Mary Poppins bag, full of surprises.
That is a question often asked... ex army reserve seems to be the only answer. Still, I was always too embarrassed to look too deeply inside the briefcase for fear of what I might find.

The biggest issue for me was the sideways glances we often got in those rural pubs when we rocked in for a beer. I get the feeling that his neatly pressed shirts may have got them whispering about our possible sleeping arrangements
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #94
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Day 4



As peristalsis slowly took its course we sat back and struck a conversation with a local guy who had taken an interest in our bikes.
I've been lurking through the ADV site for a couple of years, never thought I'd need a dictionary here .............peristalsis
.........never heard of it before. Word of the Day!
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:59 AM   #95
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I've been lurking through the ADV site for a couple of years, never thought I'd need a dictionary here .............peristalsis
.........never heard of it before. Word of the Day!
What I can tell you is that once peristalsis was completed that hamburger had two other rather unpleasant side effects - halitosis and flatus

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #96
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Found your RR today!

Excellent!

Thank you for sharing!

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #97
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Fantastic report bull600. A really intertaining read and top pics painted the picture of a great adventure. Made me want to get back to tassie and do it properly this time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #98
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Great RR - I hope to make it there someday!

One question though. I broke my Garmin on the last ride, so I'm wondering if you could point me in the direction of a good map... of Tassie?
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Great RR - I hope to make it there someday!

One question though. I broke my Garmin on the last ride, so I'm wondering if you could point me in the direction of a good map... of Tassie?
Glad you enjoyed the RR. It's a fantasitc place to visit.. even when it rains!

I took a set of 4 maps which were each 1:250000. They are available on line here:

https://www.tasmap.tas.gov.au/do/category/250000TOPO

Most good map shops should be able to get them in.

Have a great trip

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:10 AM   #100
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Fixed Links

I was recently alerted to the fact that many of the photo links in this report were either corrupted or missing. Sure enough when checking I found that the image host I had been using was very unstable so I have transferred all the photo links to a new host and reposted them all.

Should now be all good for anyone interested in checking out Tassie

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