Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Playing with the traffic jetbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Sydo, 'Straya
    My Bikes
    2009 Colnago Primavera, Campy Chorus 11 speed, 1986 Colnago Master, C-Record, 2008 Surly LHT, 1930's Malvern Star 3-speed.
    Posts
    428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tasmainian Trail

    http://www1.parks.tas.gov.au/recreation/tastrail.html

    Anyone ridden it? Any recommendations? How long? Best time of year (I'm thinking spring or autumn)? Cost? Can I ride a touring bike, or do you need an mtb bike?

    Is there an ideal bike that sings out? I'd love to set up a LHT, but I'm thinking an xc bike with rack mounts? I'm leaning towards a karate monkey or a puglsey, but hey, I'm always leaning that way. One thing I do know is that i'm not doing it on my rigid 1x1 or my fixie.

    Ta in advance.
    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    100 bucks for nazi clown tires? I'll pass.

  2. #2
    Has opinion, will express
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    13,032
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MTB strongly recommended; XC with racks a great idea. Time of year is a conundrum -- there is a chance of bush fires between Christmas and the end of February when the really hot and dry weather with strong hot northerly winds occur. Before then can be cool and windy with some rain. After then... well it's probably the best time because the schoolies have gone, and the weather is mild to warm, but can be cold in the higher altitudes.

    Take real care in selecting the clothing you bring along; especially pack enough to keep you warm in snowy and wet conditions. Wool and layering with a quality waterproof jacket are good. Same senitments apply to tents. Tasmanian weather has a well-founded reputation for being unpredictable -- snowfalls on Mt Wellington overlooking Hobart in late January are not unknown.

    I haven't done the trail, but was involved on the periphery of its administration, and know many of the areas that it passes through as a result of cycling and car rallying. My former randonneuring riding buddy has done the trail, and he reports lots of climbing (estimated around 40,000 feet total), and much of steepest and roughest stuff is in the north-west. The scenery throughout is breathtaking and highly varied.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •