Tassie trip - early Nov 2016

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Tas trip in late Oct/early Nov is on - 9 riders in total!

What's booked:

  • Airfares for 9
  • Hobart accommodation for 29th Oct for 9 people
  • Derby accommodation for 9 people
  • Hobart accommodation for 4th to 6th Nov for 8 people
  • Bike mover van
  • People mover van
  • Additional checked baggage for bikes
  • Rental vehicle insurance - bike mover van; rentalcover.com
  • Rental vehicle insurance - people mover van; tripcover.com

Todo:

  • Maps test - TAS MTB Holiday 2016.kmz
  • BBQ pack in Derby. Our host in Derby can get BBQ packs from the local butcher; we can order it Monday morning when there.
  • Getting to airport on Sat morning - 3 vehicles to the airport: Pat's van, Ash's ute, Chap's SUV - confirmed. Use Chap's and Pat's work parking spaces near airport for Ash's ute and Chap's SUV; Pat's wife driving van back home. Capt will be overnighting in the Bay on Fri 28th. Suggest Nev & Toolie travel with Pat (5 bikes in van, some bags), Pallet travel with Ash (3 bikes in tray, bags on rear seat), Capt and Shenno travel with Chap. Meet somewhere night before to transfer bikes.
  • Whether to use shuttle in Derby - Ash keen for shuttle; prices are a bit high - see vertigobikes link below. I've emailed them and trying to get group discount or something. So far seems Wed morning would suit them best for a group of 10, but we could be looking at around $80 per person. Suggest as per Ride Diary that we self-shuttle on Tues and ride up to trial heads. If rides too tough then we can do the $20 Big Chook shuttle on Wed and maybe Thur.
  • Q: Do we need to take sleeping bag? A: NO
  • Buy ear plugs!

Itinerary:

  • Sat 29 - Hobart - fly from Newcastle into Hobart; arrive approx 1pm; ride North South late Sat afternoon; dinner - out
  • Sun 30 - Derby - drive to Launceston in morning; ride Hollybank after lunch (Blue Cafe Bar or somewhere at Seaport); drive to Derby accomm in evening; dinner - out (JoDonny's cafe, Scottsdale)
  • Mon 31 - Derby - ride Derby; dinner - in
  • Tue 1 - Derby - ride Blue Tiers; dinner - out
  • Wed 2 - Derby - ride Derby; dinner - in
  • Thu 3 - Derby - ride Derby; dinner - out
  • Fri 4 - Hobart - head back to Launceston in morning, ride Hollybank again, drive to Hobart in early afternoon; dinner - in
  • Sat 5 - Hobart - ride Meehan range area in morning, ride North South and Glenorchy DH in afternoon; dinner - out
  • Sun 6 - fly back to Newcastle

Ride Diary:

  • Sat 29 - ride North South late Sat afternoon = 35km if no shuttle, else 25km
  • Sun 30 - ride Hollybank after lunch = approx 30km
  • Mon 31 - ride Derby; morning - intro to Blue Derby - inner loops (TH, Rusty Crusty start, Axehead, Long Shadows, Flickity Sticks, Rattler, Howler, Relics reverse, Long Shadows, Flickity Sticks, Black Dragon, Relics, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 16km estimate); afternoon - the Big Derbowski (TH, Rusty Crusty start, Axehead, Long Shadows, The Great Race, Dambusters, Krushkas, Rattler, Howler, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 28km estimate)
  • Tue 1 - ride Blue Tiers; morning - Big Chook, Blue Tier, Big Chook = 40km estimate; (lunch - Weldborough pub); afternoon - Atlas, Dambusters, Relics, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 20km estimate
  • Wed 2 - ride Derby; morning - TH, Rusty Crusty start, Axehead, Long Shadows, The Great Race, Dambusters, ascent to Atlas, Atlas, Dambusters, Rattler, Howler, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 30km estimate); afternoon - inner loops (TH, Rusty Crusty start, Axehead, Long Shadows, Flickity Sticks, Krushkas, Rattler, Howler, Long Shadows, Flickity Sticks, Black Dragon, Relics, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 25km estimate);
  • Thu 3 - ride Blue Tiers; morning - Big Chook x 3 = 30km estimate; (lunch - Weldborough pub); afternoon - Atlas, Dambusters, Relics, Sawtooth, Rusty Crusty end, TH = 20km estimate
  • Fri 4 - ride Hollybank in morning
  • Sat 5 - ride North South and Glenorchy DH in morning

Tool List

Pallet
  • 1st Aid Kits
  • Chain Master Link tool
  • Electrical or Duct Tape
  • Floor Pump
  • Oil
  • Pedal Spanner
  • Shifter Cables x 2
  • Shock Pump
  • Spare Tubeless valves
  • Spoke Nipples
  • Tyre levers
  • Spare 29-inch Tyre
Ben Folds
  • Allen Keys Set
  • Stans fluid
  • Floor Pump
  • Shock Pump
  • Leatherman
Nifty
  • Bike Locks x 2
  • Small 1st Aid Kit
  • Pliers/cutters
  • BB tool
  • spare threaded bottom bracket
  • cone spanner
Pat
  • cassette tool
  • chain whip
Shenno
  • Torx Set
  • Spare 26-inch Tyre
Toolie
  • Rotor Straightening tool
  • Bike Lock
  • Spare 27.5 inch tyre
  • Allen Keys (For Cranks)
Chappy
  • Assorted Screw Drivers
  • 1st Aid Kit
Everyone to carry
  • Cable Ties
  • Quick Links
  • Track Pump
  • Brake Pads
  • Chain Lube
  • Derailleur Hangers
  • Patch Kits
  • Tubes

Videos:

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Transport:

  • Booked - Thrifty quote for bike mover - Renault Masters = $564.61
  • Booked - Autorent Hertz people mover - 12 seater Toyota = $685

Comments

Chapstik's picture

Fuck yeah!

Ben's picture

See you there frothers!!!