December 2008

Irish Pubs Not Neglected

by Brendon on December 17, 2008

There are numerous Irish pubs in Hobart.

To this end we have added a delightful Irish lass pouring Flyboy a well earned Guinness to the photos that rotate on the right.

If you don’t see her as yet, refresh the page.



2 Days Itineraries Added

by Brendon on December 11, 2008

Is that even how you spell “Itineraries”??

Anyway……I’ve done 2 days.

Just suggestions, a map is included on Day 2.


Golden Knob

van Hoof Goes Limp, Aneek Joins Him

by Brendon on December 9, 2008

Sensational news just to hand – invitee Chris van Hoof has confirmed that he will be unable is not allowed to make the Tassie Ride.

On behalf of all confirmed riders – Chris, grow a pair!

News just in – 8.44pm – Aneek Mollah has also made himself unavailable.  He gave me 72 excuses:

  • The Sydney to Surfers ride is on
  • He’s going to Bangladesh
  • Hasn’t go a motorbike license
  • Etc

Aneek was very keen to be involved.  Something about not being the shortest and thanks Poss.  Or something like that!

Bike Hire Details – He Supplies Gear Too

by Brendon on December 8, 2008

Insurance Excess $2,500 for experienced or $3,500 for inexperienced.
Deposit 25% at time of booking.
Balance due by credit card swipe at the time of setting out.
Gear Helmet, Jacket, Pants and Gloves included in the price.

Full bike hire details here.

Brendon is organising the hire so no need to contact the guy (Ian) yourself.

Tasmanian Motorcycle Tour – The Great Escape 2

by Brendon on December 8, 2008

Hello Gentlemen

Here’s the plan:

1.  Fly to Hobart late April – perhaps Thursday April 30, 2008 or Friday 1 May, 2008.

2.  Hire motorbikes from this place

Now in Tassie if you’ve held your license for less than a year (i.e. Me and Poss at least) you can ride what’s called a LAMS bike – which is a power to weight scheme.  Full info here.

3.  Ride around Tassie for 8 or so days.

4.  Return the bikes on Friday 8 May.

5.  Spend the rest of Friday and all day Saturday cavorting in Hobart, playing golf, going to the races, punting, drinking, etc.

6.  Fly home on Sunday 10th.  That gives us 11 days away, missing 7 work days.

Places to see:

  • Hobart
  • Port Arthur
  • Huon Valley
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Queenstown and Strahan (West Coast)
  • Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay
  • Launceston
  • Lake Pedder

Approximate costs

Flights: will be about $300 return (most is usually $320 return)
Bike hire: 8 days @ about $140 day: $1,120
Accommodation: No fucking camping allowed!!  It would be about $60 a night on average I reckon. $600
Food and drink: No idea, although I will be eating like a King and drinking like a fish.