Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Orange, NSW, Australia
Just spent 10 days in Tassie only two months back. Very nice scenery if you can take your eyes off the road long enough to look around. On some of the rides, my wife resorted to clicking shots from the back of the bike so I could look at them that evening to see what we had come through.
The ride up along the north coast is very nice, as are the rides around Cradle Mountain. We went to Paradise, and rode through The Promised Land, but did not go to No Where Else.
The main highways are very good, but the back roads can be a bit narrow and very twisty in places. I found the road from Burnie to Strahan quite challenging, and I don't think I will ever go back to Queenstown on a bike again. Going in from the Strahan side is not too bad, but comeing up on the other side was horrible because it was just so tight and twisty, I was often back in first gear around most of them.
All in all we had a great time down there, and there is just so much to see and do that we will have to go back again to see all the things we did not have time for.
Picture 5 is the Dock Lands at Melbourne. Trucks load on the bottom ramp, cars and bike go up the top ramp. Was quite easy getting on and off at both ends, despite the horror stories we had been told before we went.
Oh, make sure you keep an eye on your tyres, as I had one go between Queenstown and Hobart, and there is nothing out there to help you.The only BMW shop is in Launceston, and we had to get the only ME880 tyre available to be sent to Hobart to get it fixed.
'99 K1200LT - Basalt Grey (traded in for)
2007 GL1800 - Dark Orange Metallic
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