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Near Derwent Bridge  Tasmania
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Near Derwent Bridge

This is from my first cycle tour of Tasmania in 1991 with Tony Nairn. I'm still using these front panniers, Tony still uses the bike he's riding here to get to work, but the bike I'm riding is pretty much mothballed now. I'd put a third chainring on a reasonable mid-80s road bike and gone to Tassie with it. It worked, although the brakes left a bit to be desired and I hit a huge pothole a day or two after taking this photo which put a huge dent in the rim and made me get a proper touring bike,