November 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm #442746
Oh well herbman better to find these things out now than halfway between Brisbane and Melbourne. Hope you recover soon:tup:November 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm #442747
I am sorry to hear you had such a terrible day,dehydration is a killer and sooh not worth risking your life over a ride on a bike which you can do any time,next year or the year after that.You only get one chance at health,so be carefull with it.
I hope you recover soon,the farm gate will always be open,we can have a bbq whenever you make the trip.Just get well.
HelenNovember 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm #442748
:hug: Herbie – hope you recover soon…There’s always next time. Take care:hug::)November 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm #442749
The weather hasn’t been cooperating much has it! Glad you’re okay. That heat exhaustion is a killer and you’re lucky to have caught it when you did.
I’ve been checking the weather maps though and Tassie has some great weather now. Darn southerners and their tollerable summers. 😆
Nah, I don’t mean it. :hug: That’s just the heat exhaustion talking. Have pity on us poor pink Queenslanders.November 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm #442750
Great idea – just do Tassie. 😀 Hopefully it won’t be too hot down here (although January … you never know!) Can you not fly down with your bicycle, and still do the peddle part, but just in Tassie?? Find a shady tree to rest under if too hot in the middle of the day, and cycle to your hearts content the rest of the time. And don’t forget that it doesn’t get dark till around 9 – 9.30 down here at that time of year, so you will have nice long days. Don’t give up … I know you were excited about this trip. Maybe it can just be modified to suit the conditions? 🙂November 30, 2009 at 12:41 am #442751
Hey GL – Thinking might do Tassie by motorbike also. There’s so much there to see that it might be really nice to have the freedom of the motorbike. And it may be difficult to get my gear down there and back. Trailer has to go as freight.
Not sure yet. But by motorbike I would have time to spend a few days up at Dove Lake or down at Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula or go over to Maria Island. All those awesome sounding places that look so cool.
While changing plans hurt my pride, a lot of really important things happened for me yesterday. Things that I can’t share here – but I wouldn’t have experienced them if I’d been successful.
And would be more flexible for meeting up with y’all 😉November 30, 2009 at 4:10 am #442752
Couldn’t let go of Tassie 😀
Have changed my ferry ticket to a motorbike instead of pushbike.
Have the map out, with motorbike there’s so many more exciting options 😀 … Why does your island have to be so awesome? 😉 … Haven’t yet booked a ferry back to the mainland – but that will come.November 30, 2009 at 6:36 am #442753
my son just did Maria Island with school and it was awersome and the views mum where great so if a 14 year old liked it you will for sure , good on you for not giving up and yes you will see lots more on a motorbike and will be heaps easy for youNovember 30, 2009 at 6:45 am #442754
Yes Andy, the motor bike for Tassy is a more sensible idea, knowing the terrain here and the fact is you will get to see heaps more of what we have to offer. Even on a hot day in Tassy it only ocasionally gets to 30 degrees and like GL says the long twilights are a dream. Look forward to catching up.
DebNovember 30, 2009 at 6:59 am #442755
Look forward to catching up with you also Deb 😀 … Am excitedly reading through the 60 Great Short Walks Good Lifer sent me … Now I’ll have the energy to try some … Hmmm – Dove Lake, Cape Raoul, Shadow Lake, South Cape Bay :metal: … And those markets in Hobart look pretty cool … And I hear the beaches are awesome – have heard good reports about the beaches up near Burnie 😉
The day ferry only leaves on 18 or 21 January. Then the long ride back up the Newell to Brisbane. Not yet sure whether I’ll head home 18th or 21st. I should say that when I changed my ferry ticket, the lady from the ferry was giving me all these tips about where to ride the motorbike 😉 … Motorbike riders – we’re all the same :tongue:November 30, 2009 at 7:17 am #442756
We are heading down to Tassie on the Harley in March, very excited.:tup:
Mind you I am taking the easy route and flying to Melbourne, meeting Dh & bike there and going over on the ferry to Devonport. 😉November 30, 2009 at 7:39 am #442757
Andy, I still look forward to catching up with you. Dehydration is a bit of a bummer though, but I’m glad you caught it in time.
My Dad came down to see me for 4 days and I did a bit of checking out of the North-west… would you like me to PM my ideas for you to have a look at????
Lizzy 🙂November 30, 2009 at 8:55 am #442758
Michelle – That sounds AWESOME! I’m taking an easy m’bike route down to Melbourne. Taking 2 weeks to get there (see Humbug g2g thread) and then going home for Christmas before flying back to Melbourne. Hoping to leave bike in Melbourne for week while I’m gone.
Lizzy – Will PM you: would love ideas and to catch up 😀November 30, 2009 at 10:06 am #442759
Herby – you will love Tassie by motor bike. Lots of winding roads; bikers love it.
p.s. Maria Island will have to be on foot if you go, as no vehicles allowed (only bicycles), but still worth it. You will get up close and personal with wildfire, convict heritage, great geology and lovely beaches. I’ll give you a map if you see me before you get to that part of the coast.November 30, 2009 at 10:14 am #442760
Hoping to leave bike in Melbourne for week while I’m gone.
I’ll mind your bike for the week Herbie 😀
…. don’t forget to leave the keys 😉
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