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Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames
Steel Repair Myth.
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Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs
Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Sealed Cartridge Headsets
How to prevent flat tires
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Buying Camping Equipment
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Tasmania Australia Pictures of, Photo Album
(Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)
Devonport to Strahan
(Nov 13 - 20, 2006)
Cindie riding up a steep hill with Cradle Mountain peaking out behind her.
Tim working on the website by the lake.
Tim at camp, he is pumping the stove.
The bridge over river from Lake Cethana.
The ferry boat from Melbourne to Devonport.
Tim, all bundled up for the snowy weather.
Mining works near Tullah.
Cindie cooking dinner by Lake Roseberry.
OK I am cold and the snow flakes are landing on the camera, soon after the
Cradle Mountain National Park
(Nov 13 - 20, 2006)
Cradle Mountain with snow and Cradle Mountain a day later without much snow
The boardwalk trail between the Visitors Center and Dove Lake, a dry forest,
Tasmania Devil country.
Cindie in a mossy rain forest, just after this photo, I happen to find a leech
crawling up my leg. Yuke.
Cradle Mountain is in the background.
A icy stream with snow on the banks.
A clear mountain stream, maybe a platypus lives near by.
Tim riding in the rain forest.
Cindie looking at the Lonely planet.
Lake St. Clair Wilderness
(November 24 -
Tim on our walk around Lake St. Clair.
Pademelon and her baby sticking out of her pouch.
Cynthia Bay is where we looked for Platypuses, we saw 5, one was in this area.
Our campsite at Lake St. Clair had a visiting wallaby, we think she visited
our tent the night before.
Moss grows everywhere here.
Tarralleah to New Norfolk
(Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2006)
Cindie in front of the railroad tracks and the beautiful flowers on the way to
Mount Field NP.
An old Anglican church on the way to Mount Field.
The Oast House.
Our campsite at Mount Field.
Button grass and rolling farmland of Tasmania.
Macquarie wharf at Hobart.
Eagle Hawk Neck dog line to
(December 4 - 10, 2006)
Looking east near "the Neck".
The east coast where the big fireball indicated the out
of control fire is located and we had to ride around.
Tim is in the battle for his life, bad dog! This is a replica of the bull massif
dogs that lined the isthmus.
This little guy, a very huge spider hitched a ride on my bike.
The beach at Orford, the campground was closed probably indefinitely.
Port Arthur National Park and Penitentiary Ruins.
SEE ALSO Port Arthur #2
(December 6 - 7, 2006)
Looking at the Penitentiary from the guard tower.
The main hall at the Separate Prison.
The asylum is to the left and the Separate Prison is to the right.
The ministers view in the church, Cindie is in one of the stations.
The guard tower located behind the Penitentiary.
The chapel at Port Arthur.
Port Arthur National Historic
Site and Prison Ruins #2
Port Arthur #1
(December 6 -7, 2006)
This is the view looking out from the Penitentiary from behind bars.
A pie eyed oystercatcher at the river crossing in Port Arthur.
Sadly, Port Arthur had a massacre in 1996, a lone gunman opened fire on
people in the cafe, in the end 35 people were killed, this is the list of
people who died that day, Very sad.
View from the Penitentiary out to where the wharf use to be.
The flowers planted here are the same ones the original settlers planted,
not sure of the name of this flower.
The stone work at the Penitentiary.
Tim pushing his bike through some tall grass.
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass bay, our camera is not dirty, that is smoke from the bush fires.
The hazards, a tranquil place just before summer holidays.
The animal handler let everyone rub this wombats tummy, the wombat couldn't
be happier. This is one of my favorite photos, I think the kids are
just as happy.
Bicheno to the boat ferry at
Devonport Tasmania Australia
(December 27 -January 5, 2006)
This little wombat came running over the dune while we were walking up.
The ferns are very large here.
A forester kangaroo, wombat, and black swans, Asbestos Range National Park, it
has an aboriginal name now that I can not find.
Poppy fields in Tasmania.
Farm land to the north of St. Helens.
A quick stroll through the Myrtle rainforest.
9-15-06 to 9-15-07
Tips & Advice
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Pots and Pans
Solar Power for Camp
Cycle Touring Racks: Why chromoly steel is best.
Heavy Duty Travel Tested
Sealed Cartridge Hubs.
Take a look at the strongest hubs built specifically for touring