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  • Premier Icon ononeorange
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    It looks like I will be on a business trip soon to Melbourne and Tasmania, and I may have a weekend in Hobart. Anyone happen to know if there is any good riding straight out of the city and somewhere to hire a decent bike?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Based in Launceston here, if your north could find somewhere to sort you with a Bike. When are you heading over?
    [video]http://vimeo.com/45345661[/video]
    North South from Mt Wellington in Hobart (best with a lift up) runs into Glenorchy Bike Park where the Ociania DH & XC Champs are on the Easter Weekend. More stuff around if you have people to show you- Know some guys down there if our stuck but KiwiJohn will probably be along shortly
    [video]http://vimeo.com/52504600[/video]
    More Launceston End on Ben Lomand
    [video]http://vimeo.com/57266831[/video]
    Little intro to some of the trails out my back door here in Launceston too.

    Melbourne riders on here too, for bikes there would suggest My Mountain had some demo bikes.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Cheers Mike! Singletrack is amazing!

    Not sure if I’ll be in Melbourne or Hobart over the weekend – but it’s in a couple of weeks, weekend of 9/10 March. Is it relatively easy to get up north on public transport from Hobart?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    public transport

    PMSL

    there is a bus….

    That sounds like the Long weekend I’ll be up in Buller that weekend at the Bike Festival but there is this going on
    http://lmbc.com.au/index.php/site/ben_lomond_mountain_bike_festival up north.
    Check out these guys
    http://www.dirtdevilsmtb.com/news.php LMBC has a fcebook page that you can join. People here are quite friendly.

    Are you just in Oz for a few days? We will be doing some Melbourne riding next weekend on our way up to Buller (Weekend after the long one (16/17th) is the GP so melbourne will be a bit crazy)

    If your stuck mail is in profile and I can probably point you in the right direction.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Ah….so public transport not big in Tasmania, then…? OK – good to know, I had just assumed.

    Yes fly in on Thursday, back on Tuesday – but at least I get a long weekend!

    Thanks for those links – much appreciated. Determined to get on more than a Melbourne Boris bike this time.

    Definitely some great riding in Hobart if you’re there for a weekend – the north-south track is a lot of fun…

    Cyclingo in South Hobart have SC Hecklers to rent, and its a great spot to start exploring trails from there. Depending on when you’re here, I might be able to show you some of our tracks.

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    Sorry I’m late. Been out riding.
    I’d be more than happy to show you around as well.

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Those trails look mint…shame they’re not 11000 miles closer!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    tmb this is the new stuff
    [video]http://vimeo.com/60297980[/video]
    [Blatant Video Plug]

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Thanks Mike, Harry and John. Probably in Hobart Saturday / Sunday of the long weekend in a couple of weeks. Should confirm that in next few days. Would be great to hook up if you’re around, but I warn you I’m a crap rider (and today is the first day back in the saddle after abdominal surgery – great snow ride!).

    Will post back on here once confirmed.

    Cheers guys!

    poonprice
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    How much is it to get from mainland to Tasmania? as that looks awesome

    Anyone on here know what the biking is like near Canberra, we are moving out there end of the year. I have YouTube’d it a fair bit but nice to hear from people who have actually riden there.

    Looks like there is a good scene down near Melbourne, but thats some distance I know.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Right, I have just had confirmation that the trip is on and so I will be in Hobart next Saturday / Sunday / Monday (9th / 10th / 11th).

    I tried contacting Cyclingo without any luck but I see that they close from Saturday lunchtime for the rest of the weekend – any other hiring suggestions, please?

    Cheers

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Mark webber adventure challenge thing was on channel four this morning- sure it was in Hobart. Anyways, was some mtbing on proper trails and it looked minted!
    Disclaimer- I have not watched the vids above..

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    Cyclingo has the best bikes to hire. It’s a small shop & they can get busy.
    Or I could you hook you up with something.

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Finally got round to checking that Vimeo out mikew. Those trails look ace

    If that’s all man made then I’m well jealous 🙂

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Bike hired from Cyclingo – incredibly helpful. John is a top bloke. I rode round mount Wellington today – inlcuding getting to the top. Tomorrow (Sunday) will try out Clarence bike park.

    Cheers

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    I’ll be heading through there on the way to work tomorrow morning. & back.

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