So we started planning this trip a few years ago, and unfortunately events at home (and not just the pandemic!) have transpired to keep us off our bikes for the most part, with a few exceptions such as my Great Ocean Road trip, but I had to do that one solo. In that time I’ve started a new job, Danielle bought a beautiful custom Velo Orange Pass Hunter gravel/touring bike and importantly, my children have continued to mature to the point I can now leave them for a few weeks to go a‑touring!
As with our original plan, we’ll finish the tour by staying with Danielle’s parents in Sandy Bay, a suburb of Hobart, for Christmas. We’ve booked the Spirit of Tasmania ferry — which now departs from Geelong — and we’re skipping the Cradle Mountain and Launceston legs of our original plan (which complemented Danielle’s Hobart-bred antipathy towards Launceston 🤣). We’re still using the same Hema map of Tassie (ours is 10th ed.), and we’ve condensed the ride to about 10–11 days’ riding in total.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.