The Duckmeister wrote:There are some people (not so much around these parts) who'd think you'd have to be a certified loony to consider doing that.
If you mean do you need any special permits or anything, no you don't as far as I'm aware. It goes without saying (but here goes anyway!) that you do need to do a lot of preparation, and be prepared for any eventuality that could occur out there
Keep us posted on progress of the idea, and good luck getting it going!
PubliusNaso wrote:Make sure you make lots of diversions - there's so much interesting stuff to see and do along the way that you'd be certifiably mad to just plod along the highway!
squeaza wrote:When I first read your post I thought you were considering riding to Eden, Cornwall, UK, at which point I did think you were certifiable
Sounds like a beautiful ride!
In terms of finding people to ride with, there was an Irish guy who came on a ride with us a few years back who had taken a year off, flown to Perth, ridden across to Adelaide, and then to Melbourne, and hung around here for a while at the same time doing side-trips (one of them to Brisband ). I know he found a lot of advice and sometimes riding partners via a touring forum - he also found people to stay with along the way through them. It might be worth contacting him (and read his account of the trip up the coast!) via PM as I'm sure he isn't on the forums anymore but might get a message. I know when he went to Brissie it was with a guy who was taking a few months leave and wanted a riding companion and advertised.
weg wrote:A couple of suggestions:
- from Stratford to Bairnsdale, take the back road via Meerlieu rather than the highway. Much nicer although there's no water.
- from Bairnsdale to Orbost, the rail trail is a lovely relaxed option. I've only done it to the Lakes Entrance turnoff, but couldn't imagine the bit into Orbost would be a problem.
lock wrote:The Mrs and myself drove over there a few months back. Yeah, I know, a bit soft .
It is quite beautiful and we did see a few touring cyclists out along the way.
BUT, those skinny windy roads with no shoulder, 100km/h traffic and logging trucks would worry me somewhat .
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