Well, it’s been a year since I completed my first bike touring in
I hope to successfully and safely complete my ride and enjoy the Tour as I did last year. I hope this blog will be enjoyable one for you to read.
It is essential to have goals to do anything, even for a tiny thing like riding from work to home. So here are the objectives for this time. I will make them all!!
1.To beat the hills of the
2.To visit the major tourism attraction which
3.To discover and enjoy Tessie wines, daily products and natural gourmet.
4.To make the world a bit more bike friendly
And most importantly,
5.To ride safely and have a killer time there.
Departure Date: 04/JAN/2010(MON):
[N] Day 1 (05/JAN/2010(TUE))
[B] Day 2 (06/JAN/2010(WED))
[C] Day 3 (07/JAN/2010(THU))
[D] Day 4 (08/JAN/2010(FRI))
[E] Day 5 (09/JAN/2010(SAT))
[F] Day 6 (10/JAN/2010(SUN))
[G] Day 7 (10/JAN/2010(MON)) Launceston à Paradise (85km)
[H] Day 8 (11/JAN/2010(TUE))
[I] Day 9 (12/JAN/2010(WED))
[J] Day 10 (13/JAN/2010(THU)) Rosebery à Queenstown (54.8km)
[K] Day 11 (14/JAN/2010(FRI)) Queenstown à Tungatinah (130km)
[L] Day 12(15/JAN/2010(SAT)) Tungatinah à Westerway(71km)
[N]Day 13(16/JAN/2010(SUN)) Westerway à Hobart (65km)
[-] Day 14(17/JAN/2010(MON)) Spare Day 1
[-] Day 15 (18/JAN/2010 (TUE)) Spare Day 2
Return Date: 19/JAN/09(WED)
Return Date: 20/JAN/09(THU)
*Tour route may change subject to my feeling as usual.
Estimated Total Distance: 1,211km (By Google Maps)
The bike is same as the last time. I just replaced some parts which were worn to new ones. So she is ready to go. It’s a cycle-cross bike, which is basically a road bike with more clearance for tyres and the wider geometry of the frame. The bike is not specifically designed for cycle touring but it is a bike which enables me to ride long distance without having a pain in my ass. So that’s all I need for the touring.
Deepest gratitude toward the following people and organisations for their support, guidance, and advice to make this trip possible.
P.C.P.(Ash, Brad, Tom, Prawi, Nick, Wally, Robby, Bobby, Darren and all other PCP crew)
Hilton Family (All the our Hilton Family)
Greg Stoyles Cycles (KASPER)
Blue Travel (Sayu-san, Taka-san, Yui-chan, Jyunko-Chan, and Yumiko-san and oll other staff at the BLUE)
Information for Aciton (Rowland)
Kyoto Bike Crew (Sanbo, Kondo-kun, Tabacchan(kimi), Sayacafe-san, Hamutaro, Nanbu-san and other all other crew.)
House Mates (Zoe, Lisa and Mat)
Andraj, Jana, Joel, Juraj, Lucia ,Minna, Paul,and all my mates