In Hobart we stayed in the Shipwright Arms hotel, the owner was pretty motorcycle friendly letting us put the bikes around in the lock up garage. The meals were great as well. I remember sitting at the bar having a few beers with my bro and watching tanks on tv rolling into Iraq for the second time .
|Shipwright Arms Hotel|
|Cascade Brewery with Mt Wellington in background|
The Lyell Hwy was one of the best rides in all of Tassie. It is one of the longer rides and through some of the most remote areas of Tassie which winds its way through forests, Hills and mountains and past some large lakes with beautiful scenery. We stopped at a lookout in the mountains that had great views over a power station.
|Power Station Look out|
It was getting late in the after noon and we wanted to get to Queenstown before nightfall so some spirited riding was called for. We were on the perfect road for this sort of thing as it actually encouraged it. We had stopped several times to look at some of the spectacular scenery. All along the way here we kept overtaking and also being overtaken whilst at stops by the guys from Melbourne we had met a couple of days ago on the ship. Sadly I did not take many photos along here. Having to much of a blast riding I guess.
|Bikes at lookout - Queenstown|
|Road to Queenstown|
Today we road from Queenstown down to Strahan. This is another piece of motorcycling heaven. We rode this section as a group with the Melbourne guys. From Strahan we turned off and headed up towards Zeehan. Then we turned again back towards Queenstown for a little until we could turn off at Anthony Main Rd which runs up past Lake Plimsoll and the mountain passes. Here we took a few action shots.
|Flyboy doing what he does best|
|Me - Cruising|
|Rest break near Rosebury|
We fueled up in Rosebury then continued up to Hellyer Gorge. This is a great piece of motorcycling road and I'd have to say one of the best winding mountain roads that tassie has to offer. We were also coming back this way tomorrow so we get to ride it again, that put big smiles on all of our faces. We stayed in Burnie that night.