Solstice in Tasmania

I tried to get a summer picture at the same place – but couldn’t see the sun!  So I have to stand further back.  Brompton is in there standing against the house.

Thank you all for your recent comments.  Our area has no fires at the moment but friends both here is Tasmania and on mainland Australia are near the thick of it.  So near that some of them have been evacuated from their homes in the past couple of weeks.

I should get the trike back tomorrow.  With it’s replacement 250w motor it will be legal to use on roads and cycle / shared trails.   Oh for the more enlightened rules in the US where a 750w motor is the legal limit.  Phil the mechanic and Bafang motor installation expert has been making a number of changes to improve the setup.  He is very concerned that the upcoming tour is not impacted by motor, controller or wiring failure.

BTW: Colin and I recently had an overnight ride to Deloraine to check out our camping gear and general setup.  The story is HERE.

Sue and I wish you all a wonderful festive season.  Keep safe.  Tony and Sue.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "Solstice in Tasmania"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 22, 2019

    The sun does have quite a swing north and south throughout the year. At an equinox it is visible right down the street, either solstice is blocked by houses and trees.

    I like the comparative photos.

    Interestingly, I had the same issue with a tire deflating and never could find the cause — just about had to be the valve core, but I never actually established that. New tube. Kept the old one and now I dont remember which one it is. 🙂

    The S360 looks like a beautiful ride despite your experience with the winds.

    Have a great Holiday Season!

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: December 22, 2019

    Very nice comparison shot 🙂 I hope the trike comes back just the way it needs to be. You’ve got plenty of time for testing and re-jigging anything, though, so it should be a great tour. I hope the winds settle soon and you can get in a bunch of rides in the new year. I look forward to seeing your 2020 goals. Happy holidays to you and Sue (and Oscar)!

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: December 24, 2019

    Ride to Deloraine was a great read, I enjoyed it.
    Happy Holidays to you and Sue!

  4. By: tempocyclist Posted: December 29, 2019

    Love the comparison. The 250w/25kph limit for Australian e-bikes is a little low, maybe down the track they’ll adjust the laws to allow a little more power. Good luck with the e-tour!

    Gonna be 40 deg C / 105 F down here in Tasmania today!! 😮

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