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Re: Turismo 2010 - Detailed Route Schedule
« Reply #13 on: 24 Jan 2010, 01:31 PM »
I am truly astonished at how well the technology maps together these days. I have slightly refined the earlier route to get a better / more interesting road (all tar) plus made sure we know exactly where all the fuel stops are. There are more than I have listed here, but this will be fine for any sports bike, and the tourer will skip a few I expect! But will carry a siphon hose (if I remember to pack it!). I have never done a schedule before, but it easily drops out of looking at fuel stops so, based on known fuel stops, here is the official PLAN A (with an option on the way down to bail out of country roads, depending on how we are travelling, and run in on the Freeway to Melbourne):

Thursday 4/02/10 (702km)
Leaving Charlestown 7:00am
166km
Leaving Ebenezer 9:30am
144km
Leaving Oberon 11:30am
144km
Leaving Goulburn 1:45pm (after lunch)
85km
Leaving Braidwood 3pm
163km
Arrive Bermagui 4:45pm

Fri 5/02/10 (727km or 696km)
Leaving Bermagui 8:00am
155km
Leaving Bombala 10:00am
157km (stopping to take a pic of the first Xkm twisty road sign on Bonang Hwy!)
Leaving Orbost 1:00pm (after lunch)
70km
Leaving Bruthen 1:45pm
130km
Leaving Heyfield 3:30pm
59km
Leaving Moe 4:15pm
PLAN A (beautiful countryside run into Melbourne)
99km
Leaving Yarra Junction 5:30pm
57km
Arrive Blackburn 6:15pm
ALTERNATE PLAN (in to Melbourne on Freeway)
125km
Arrive Blackburn 6:00pm

Note: If we have a problem with tyres in Vic the following may be useful:
Lakes Mowers & Motorcycles (Suzuki) Ph: (03) 5155 4588 657 Esplanade Lakes Entrance VIC, 3909
Doyle & Shields Pty Ltd (Honda) Ph: (03) 5152 4687 74 Macleod St Bairnsdale VIC, 3875
Sale Honda Motorcycle  Ph: (03) 5143 0888 328 York St Sale VIC, 3850
Traralgon Motorcycles (Yamaha & Honda) Ph: (03) 5176 2399 Lot 8 Princes Hwy Traralgon VIC, 3844


Sat 13/02/10 (539km)
Leaving Melbourne Ferry Terminal 7:00am
3km
Leaving Wherever we found to have breakfast 8:00am
106km
Leaving Buxton 9:45am
159km
Leaving Whitfield 11:45am
139km
Leaving Tallangatta 2:30pm (after lunch)
132km
Arriving Tumbarumba 4pm

Sun 14/02/10 (814km)
Leaving Tumbarumba 8:00am
106km
Leaving Gundagai 9:30am
132km
Leaving Boorowa 11:15am
137km
Leaving Mandurama 1:00pm
70km
Leaving Bathurst (after lunch incl a lap of Mt Panorama) 3:00pm
178km
Leaving Kurmond 5:15pm
54km
Leaving Wisemans Ferry 6:00pm
137km
Arrive Charlestown 7:45pm
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EXCLUSIVE! Calling all Ducati owners ?a final and limited number of tickets for Ducati Turismo 2010 have been released!
NF Importers, the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Ducati motorcycles is inviting all bona fide Ducati owners, and your selected guests, to be part of the very special 10th anniversary Ducati Turismo 7-11 February in Tasmania! As in 2005, the 2010 10th Anniversary Ducati Turismo will start from Launceston and finish in Hobart. For many Ducatisti, Turismo is a pilgrimage to their motorcycling core.

In an island state best known for world heritage wilderness, world class wine and adventure, we?ll be hugging the curves and savouring evenings of great food and fine wines after great days of riding. Relish the iconic sound of your Ducati echo though the Tasmanian wilderness over three consecutive days and take in all that Tasmania has to offer with your Ducati. A fourth and final day will feature test rides, activities and Grand Gala Dinner. Turismo features a designated daily route, group evening meals and activities creating a completely relaxed and enjoyable environment for Ducati owners both on and off their motorcycles. Participants also have reassurance of technical, mechanical and tyre assistance during the event and Alfa Romeo on route support.
This is the last chance to secure tickets to Turismo 2010 ? the 10th Anniversary of Turismo! Register immediately to avoid disappointment!
Registration: Sunday 7 February 2010

Day 1: Launceston ? Devonport Monday 8 February 2010
Day 2: Devonport ? St Helens Tuesday 9 February 2010
Day 3: St Helens ? Hobart Wednesday 10 February 2010
Day 4: Hobart Thursday 11 February 2010 ? Test Rides and Gala Dinner

Price: $AUD375.00 per person

For further information or to register click here. http://online.saneevent.com.au/ducatiturismo2010/
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Edited to correct as Google Earth is linked in to Garmin MapSource now so I could easily check where dirt was / wasn't on the proposed route. So we get to go on minor roads a bit more along the bottom of Vic, and avoid the dirt bit through the big bushfire area that the maps were making out were major roads. So this is now the routes dialled into the GPS. On the map below yellow is the route home (1,339km) and purple is the way down (1,442km).

We will leave Melbourne suburbia via Christmas Hills then Buxton, Whitfield, Markwood, Everton, Beechworth, Tamgambalanga, Granya, Jingellic, to Tumbarumba. Overnight will be at Tumbarumba, Batlow or Tumut, depending on how we are travelling. We are two weeks before the fabulous Tumba Fest (www.tumbafest.com.au, been lots and will go back - but probably not this year but as will still be resting!), so accommodation shouldn't be a drama.

Day two from Tumut via Brungle to Gundagai, then Burra, Jugiong Reservoir, Cunningar, Boorowa, Frogmore, Mt McDonald, Woodstock, cross Midland Hwy, back rd to Mandurama, Neville, Wimbledon and into Bathurst where we will see if we feel like a lap of The Mount. Then O'Connell, Oberon, Hampton, Hartley, Mt Victoria, Bell, East Kurrajong for a coffee at Bob & Louise's place, then home via Sackville Ferry, Wisemans, Mangrove Mtn, Yarramalong and Swansea.

I have checked out the fuel situation en route and don't see a problem as we hit servos every 150km or less, so should be no drama for any bike (or draining the tank via excessive use of throttle out of corners!). If anything we might need to cut across from the back roads going along the bottom of Vic on the way down, but there are enough promising looking places without having to run the 10 or 20 k's back across to the highway I would say.

 Easy huh? Any questions?
« Last Edit: 19 Jan 2010, 06:03 PM by VinceS »
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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #10 on: 13 Jan 2010, 11:41 PM »
ive a feeling im being stuck on the back of a bike for this trip just need to sort myself out a bit first but ive got the week off work again so who knows!!!
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Hi All

I?m having to bail out of Tourismo and have paid for my ticket. I can transfer it. Do you know of anyone needing a ticket?

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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #8 on: 13 Jan 2010, 07:39 PM »
Fri 12/2/10 is the ferry return date from Devonport. Boarding 7:30pm - 8:15pm for 9pm sail.

Meeting up along the route at Wisemans going down is fine, I just picked Ebenezer as it is the easiest place to get at from the Sydney side of things - all of about 200m off route and it has a functional servo and nothing much else, except weird fly traps! My brother Dorian lives in Penrith and will be joining up there.

I have also realised the actual route from Newcastle will be via Yaramalong (and edited the note below) as it is considerably shorter to get to Wisemans than going down the freeway, which might explain why we were 10 minutes late last time I did this! :P
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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #7 on: 13 Jan 2010, 06:38 PM »
Hi Vince, That route sounds like fun, i will probably meet you around Wisemans Ferry area too as i live in Eastwood near Ryde now. What date were you planning on coming back on the ferry as i am going to book my tickets this week.

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I had a bit of a serious play on the GPS planning software last night and came up with this as an option (note, edited to go to a three day plan! and again to delete freeway down):

Leave Thurs 4th morning for Bermagui via Wisemans Ferry, Bell, Oberon, Goulburn, Braidwood & Batemans Bay. 700km all up. Leave Charlestown around 7am going via Swansea and Yaramalong, pick up Sydneysiders at about 9:30am at Ebenezer servo (1km after the Sackville Ferry) where we will pick up at least an 800SS Ducati that I know about. We should be getting that first beer around 5pm in Bermagui I would expect.

Fri 5th head for Bombala, Bonang, Orbost then don't care but have GPS'd an off-highway dirt free route for as much as possible with a freeway run into Melbourne. Total 650km. This gives us a free day (Sat) in Melbourne then, as we just have to get that ferry Sat arvo. 5:30pm is the ideal check in time (boarding from 6pm), 6:45pm is the latest possible check-in (sailing is 7:30pm). And, if we need to pull up short for any reason there is some comfortable slack built into the schedule to deal with it.

This is just an initial proposal and anyone else is welcome to join in - there is nothing really fixed about the route and we could readily accommodate diversions to the plan (up front) - but should preferably book our first night's accommodation before leaving. There are A LOT of corners on this route, interspersed with relaxing open bits. Fuel won't be a problem, but you need to be at least in the general vicinity of "an intermediate rider" or better to enjoy it, which shouldn't be a drama as most are.

The first day has a little bit of tighter stuff going through Wisemans, but the rest of the day will be a smogasbord of wide sweepers - the sequence going into Omeo is nothing short of intoxicating, and the road down to Goulburn (now full tar) is a delight of changing scenery and corners, plus the Kings Hwy (Braidwood - Batemans) is pretty flash too!

The Bonang Hwy on day two is a "rather special bit of road" for those that don't know. However there is a perfectly good (boring!) alternate route so you don't need to be put off by it. But, if the idea of a road sign saying "bends next 150km" appeals to you, you will not care about the 20km of dirt you need to traverse in the middle. I have heard it is now less dirt since I, and about 100 other mostly sports bike Ducatis, were there 3 years ago. You see, the thing with this road is it is 100km/hr sign posted and, with the (seemingly) never ending nose to tail sequence of 35km corners, you won't hardly ever get to see that number on the speedo - Oh what fun!

Make sure your tyres are good to go - if they are much past half way on departure you won't make it to Melbourne going the way I have suggested. You can pick up new ones on Sunday morning before the start of Turismo, there is plenty of time and they cater well for this need.

For the return journey I ran out of time last night to get a plan sorted, but am basically thinking of a run through the Snowies then retracing the brilliant route Scott and I took on the way back from the Beechworth NDR where we made it to Bathurst dirt road free without going on a main road almost the entire way. More on this later - and anyway nobody has to decide about the return trip until we get to the end of the event and can see how we're traveling.

The two bikes I know about have safety devices like UHF radios, GPS, a few tools, etc - so that is an extra level of safety available if you join us. But PLEASE, bring your own flat tyre kit!!! Get the ones with the hand pump type air cylinder loader then there is always a way to get out of "it". The odds are you won't need it, but when you do you are really glad of it!
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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #5 on: 12 Jan 2010, 10:50 PM »
G'day,

This might help a late starter...


"Hi all???One of our Western members (DOCWA) has a spare bunk in a cabin for the trip to Turismo.

It is leaving Melbourne on the 1st February and returning on the 14th and the cost is $257 each way or total of $514.  This is for twin share with one other person.

If you know of anyone who hasn?t booked the ferry yet and the date?s suit, you might pass this email on.  Dianne Bekker?s (Pinky to most of us) email address is [email protected]

Hope you can help.

Regards

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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #4 on: 09 Sep 2009, 11:35 PM »
G'day Ian, fuel shouldn't be a problem. I haven't tried to seriously plan the trip down, probably that is an item to knock off across the Chrissie break. All I know is we need to catch the Sat evening ferry out of Melbourne. I tend to find out if the Sydney crowd have a plan and consider tagging along with that. Obviously if there is a gaggle of Novocastrians going down we can make our own plans anyway to suit ourselves, and there is nothing like someone saying they want to do or see something in particular to (typically) add a nice dimension to the trip.

We can get to Melbourne with either one overnight stop or two, I don't mind which - or do the 12 hours down the freeway thing but that is for emergencies only! Probably one stopover in say Coryong is the way to go, although the option to go via Oberon is pretty appealing so we might pull up a little earlier - say Jindabyne. Dunno, like I said I haven't looked at it closely enough to form an opinion and would like to see what else's going anyway.

Re fuel I have travelled with lesser endowed bikes in the fuel tank dept and never had a problem with range across these roads. Plus simply travelling with tourers gives a decent safety factor in that any fuel expiry issue can be sorted relatively quickly. As well of course Ducati saves us from ourselves, kinda - by giving us typically 4 or more litres after the low fuel light comes on. This of course is easily 70km or more - but it is a brave person that will ride 80km after the light comes on expecting to find fuel - I have done it once, pure psychological torture!

I noticed when we booked in we were number 197, so that is 2/3's gone. Anyone who is teetering better get in quick!
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Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #3 on: 06 Sep 2009, 08:45 PM »
Hi Vince, will there be enough servos on the way down for my s4rs, i only get about 180km on freeway. I have booked Melissa and myself in anyway :-)

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The website is http://online.saneevent.com.au/ducatiturismo2010/index.php

Frances & I are booked in. She will fly to Launceston on Sunday 7th Feb and out of Hobart Fri 12th Feb to swan about and enjoy the holiday while I have to do the ferry crossings and all that tough riding like the Snowies and the astonishing Bonang Hwy, ah well - 'bout time!!!! So, who's coming?

You need to register with Sane per above link, fill the form in now and pay later. Accommodation of course is a bit more tricky because a) it gets snapped up very quickly, and b) it's mostly pay now! To give you an idea what's available we have booked in the following places:

Sunday 7th Feb
Werona Heritage Bed & Breakfast - Cosy Room $140
http://www.werona.com/pages/kathleen-cosy-accommodation.html
33 Trevallyn Road Launceston Telephone (03) 63342272

Monday 8 February
Launch from Launceston
Dinner at Devonport - Transfers will be provided

Hawley House B&B Stables Queen Spa $225
http://www.hawleyhousetas.com/bookings.htm?p=3&rtd=Spa
Hawley House, Hawley Beach  Phone: (03) 6428 6221

Tuesday 9 February
Launceston to St Helen's
Dinner at St Helen's - Transfers will be provided

Bayside Inn Bayview room $130
http://www.baysideinn.com.au/bi_main.html
2 Cecilia Street St. Helens,  TAS. 7216 Ph: 03 6376 1466
 
Wednesday 10 February
St Helen's to Hobart
Dinner at leisure
Thursday 11 February
Test rides/day at leisure
Gala Dinner - Transfers will be provided

Roseneath Bed & Breakfast spa room $170 / night (2 nights)
http://www.roseneath.com/index.html
20 Kaoota Road Rose Bay Tasmania 7015 Phone:   03 6243 6530

The rest of the details get sorted out later, but already looking forward to it!
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Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010
« Reply #1 on: 22 Apr 2009, 04:34 PM »
G'day all

The planning committee for Turismo has decided on Tasmania. There'll be no 2009 Turismo - instead, it will be held in early 2010 (I've heard Feb).  

Start planning now!  

Here's a quote from their website:
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Ducati Turismo enthusiasts have had their say in the determination of the 10th Anniversary route and destination. Ducati Turismo is a three consecutive day ride for Ducati motorcycles followed by a fourth and final day of test rides, activities and Grand Gala Dinner. Turismo features technical and mechanical support, a marked and mapped route, Alfa Romeo en route support teams, group evening meals and activities creating a completely relaxed environment for Ducati owners to ride.

As in 2005, the 2010 10th Anniversary Ducati Turismo will run from Launceston to Hobart. While details of the journey are yet to be determined, the reconnaissance and planning are underway. For many Ducatisti, Turismo is a pilgrimage to their motorcycling core. It begins the date of registration and ends when you and your Ducati are safely home. Exclusive to 300 participants (due to limited evening venue space), expression of interest is strongly encouraged. Upon finalization of details, these registered individuals will receive first right of registration exclusively. All that is required to register is to go to: Register interest by providing your name, email address, mobile number (so that SMS notification is available), model Ducati and State of registration.

The wesbsite: http://www.saneevent.com.au/ws/ducatiturismo2010/

Please note: I just talked with the events company.  They said that the website wasn't supposed to be up yet, which is why the rego or email options don't yet work.  I'll check it over the next few weeks and let you know when you can get on and pre-register your interest.

They book out fast, I'm told!
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