2011 - Tassie Tour

Day 5 Nubeena - Swansea 274k

posted Mar 1, 2011, 5:09 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Mar 1, 2011, 5:17 AM ]

Very very cold
Set off in hail, then driving rain to Sorrel
Wind was pushing the bikes around
We had lunch in Orford
Got to Swansea around 3:30 and had a chill

Helped Peter Birthisel change his front gasket and then we checked our bikes for oil etc

Bike covers are a must in Tassie

Jim & Chris hit the Jack Daniels early
Don't think they will make dinner tonight

Ciao

Words and Pictures By Charlie
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Day 5 Route

Chris and Jack



Chris, Jim and Jack have a nap!

Day 4 RAIN....!!!! RAIN...!!!!

posted Mar 1, 2011, 5:01 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Mar 1, 2011, 5:08 AM ]

RAIN....!!!! RAIN...!!!!

Had to happen
13 degrees gusty wind and driving rain ..... Ouch
Today we go from Nubeena to Swansea on the east coast.

Had a great time in Hobart. Loved the Mona Gallery, Salamanca, Battery Point cafes, oysters on the pier and Mt Wellington.
Bars in Salamanca were fun as well

We will be putting every layer of clothes on this morning

Ciao

Words and Pictures By Charlie
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Mona Gallery - Link


Art from the Mona Gallery

Art from the Mona Gallery



Art from the West!

Art from the Mona Gallery

Rest day - Hobart

posted Feb 26, 2011, 11:47 PM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 26, 2011, 11:55 PM ]

Had breakfast in north Hobart - quite groovy
Then hit the Salamanca markets which were great fun
It started to rain so we jumped in a car and drove down to the Huen valley
Shot some pool in an old pub in Cygnet
Stuffed my face with oysters at Muirs on the pier
Rain has stopped
Going to the Mona museum tomorrow and Port Arthur

Ciao

Words and Pictures By Charlie
Sent by iPhone

All the Bike in a row.....


Entertainment

A Jack for Jim.....

Chris...  Gretna Green Hotel


Breakfast of Champions.... looks cold...

Day3 Queenstown to Hobart -260k

posted Feb 24, 2011, 2:53 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 24, 2011, 3:09 AM ]

Woke up early and decided to leave the pack
Jim & Chris hooked in with Nigel from NSW and went to Bronte Park & I headed for Hobart
We will hook up tomorrow at New Norfolk
The Diamond had been pissing oil so I filled her up
Bloody cold. I was wearing every shirt I had and a te shirt as a scarf
Roads were great out of Queenstown but you had to weave thru the dead wombats
More lakes mountains rivers forests and windy roads
Halfway the diamond stopped ..... Petrol !!!
Then the nut on the retard cane off which I fixed with a zip tie
Finally got to Hobart and the diamond was leaving a puddle if oil.  Then the battery shat itself so I have parked her in a car park to sort out tomorrow
Staying in a posh hotel overlooking the bay
A guy helped me push the bike up to a car park and then asked me for a beer
I bought him one of course
The he asked me if I would like to drive a front end loader into an ATM and steal it!!!!!!
I left him at the bar

Ciao
Words and Pictures By Charlie
Sent by iPhone





Day 3 Route






 A Diamond feeling a bit rough.......

Day 2 Tullah - Queenstown 157km

posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:52 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 6:08 AM ]

Jimmy woke up at 8am pissed off, He had no sleep. 
Apparently a steam engine started and ran through his room? Chris heard nothing !
After breakfast we helped Steve take off his front head to replace valves, later he had to change a flat tyre as well, all in 4 hours.
We rode through forests, lakes, mountains on some very feisty roads.
We had lunch in Strahan
Then we headed to the mining town of Queenstown
I fixed up my clutch with spring washers

Next trip I will bring
Head spanners
Tyre leavers
Spare tube
Gudgeon pliers
Manifold spanner
Grind down tappet spanners
Condenser
Pump

Ciao

Words and Pictures By Charlie
Sent by iPhone

Day 2 Route

The three amigos
Chris, Charlie, Jimmy

The bikes on tour




Now that's a cover shot.....


Happy Bunch.....

Day1 Devonport - Tullah 200km

posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:40 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 5:51 AM ]

Got the bikes off the ferry at 7am
Forgot to mention that Jim won the daily 'Tassie Tosser' award  he had to wear a yellow sash with a joker attached for 24h.
Had breaky and set off to Burnie and then Hellyer Gorge
Great windy roads
We stopped for a bourbon at some pub.
Got to Tullah and the work started !
I had lost my clutch
Jim reset all is valves by himself and tuned it !!!!!!
Chris took his shifter out of the gear housing and fixed a loose pin.
2  guys replaced blown head gaskets.
One guy welded a broken side car frame.
Jim Parker was v helpful !!!!!!!
We were given 3 sombrero's hat by the group as we are known as the 3 amigo's.

Words and Pictures By Charlie
Sent by iPhone


Day 1 Route Map


Jimmy Tunin' the Scout

Jimmy, the Sport Scout and Diamond



the Three Amigos.... ole'

Charlie and Diamond grab a drink


Beautiful Tasmania

Pre Ride - Melbourne

posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:30 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 5:44 AM ]

Had a big night on Sunday at 2 bars being chased my melbourne cougars, We survived.
Woke up Monday and Ando took us for breaky in Port Melbourne
We picked the bikes up. Chris's bike was covered in dust and mine (Charlie) had a flat tyre.
Jimmy's bike was playing up and got worse, it finally stopped after 6 k
We parked on the side of the road and checked the points, dizzy, fuel lines, valves, stripped the carb and checked the battery etc.
Jim was having a stress, so we called the guys and sent the bike to Jim Parkers-burg
It ended up being the condenser
Chris and I visited Peter Arundel and saw his collection.

We made it to the ferry
Loading took 2 hours
The boat was knocked about crossing Bass Strait
Ready for Day 1
Ciao

Words and Pictures By Charlie
Sent by iPhone



Tasmania Feb - Mar 2011

posted Feb 23, 2011, 5:20 AM by EarlyAmerican MotorcycleClub   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 5:30 AM ]

The adventures of the Three Amigos as they Tour Tasmania.

Charlie, Jimmy and Chris.

About a month ago the boys loaded there bikes into crates for the trip to Melbourne.

Chris's Bike Strapped in



"the shame" Chris and Jimmy put the Sport Scout into a Harley Box

Jimmy, wanting to know if he has a license to drive that thing

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