Gympie area and back to brissy via forestry

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  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Has anyone got any GPS Tracks or routes to come back towards brissy via something like Upper Widgee, Wrattens, manumber, Yabba, jimna, Monsidale or something like that anyway, I was thinking of going up to Gympie via Mee, Woodford, Belthorpe, Kenilworth and wanted to come back the next day via a more western route.

    Any suggestions I would appreciate
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  2. Andy_P

    Andy_P Been here awhile

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    I got some tracks from Kilkevan back to Caboolture via pretty much dirt, some bits are tar. When do you need it by? I have to go mythmas lunch then dinner now but will download tracks off the gps tomorrow when I get home.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Thanks,
    Sounds good, I was thinking of going later in the week or next week
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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Ive google earthed a ruff track

    Gympie, Brooyar Forest, Glastonbury, Amamoor Creek (Glastonbury via Amamoor ck to Bella ck is a bit hazy on the map ????), Bella Creek, Lake Borumba, Yabba Falls, Kingaham, Jimna, and maybe Kenilworth for lunch. That looks like about 180k Gympie to Kenilworth to me. Then Belthorpe back to Woodford etc

    Anyone got any info on that a poissibility, GPX tracks (I have GPS Tracks from Bella ck back to brissy), localadvise etc
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  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Riding up to Gympie Friday and staying motel overnight, leaving dayboro for Kilcoy about 8am

    Route up thanks to help from Andy_P
    Dayboro, Kilcoy, Kingaham, Kilkivan.

    Back on Saturday ( a bit of unknown winging it here)
    Gympie, brooya forest, clifftop lookout, Glastonbury, McGill ck rd, amamoor creek, amamoor ck rd, upper kandanga, Bella ck and pick up a Kenilworth loop via yabba kingaham.

    Let me know if you want join up or back or both, it will be a bit of a site seeing trip hence the 2 days

    Paul
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  6. Dave Nolan

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    Saturday morning from Gympie sounds good to me.

    I'll give you a ring tomorrow evening re meeting place etc.
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  7. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Just did the Kandanga to Jimna to Sunday Ck by myself today, nice bit of road but bloody hot and not many people around:1drink
    Regards Eric
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  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    A taste of the great trail Andy_P gave us to ride up to Gympie today

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  9. Andy_P

    Andy_P Been here awhile

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    Glad you liked it. So much to explore up there.

    Did you get trails for kilkevan to gympie?

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    Good day out. Pleased to meet you gents. Hope you got home OK.
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  11. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap:clapWasca crossing a creek,looks like a pro, feet down nice and steady. Ya did make it across??
    Regards Eric
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  12. Hunsta

    Hunsta Have guns will hunt

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    Im just surprised you found somewhere with water in it.
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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    You haven't been getting any rain up your way Hunsta?
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  14. Wasca

    Wasca Adventurized!

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    Woot yes! I did make it :D

    Just after this shot was taken my wheel got pushed to the left and I almost thought was going recreate one of the previous water crossing attempts but thank God I made it! :clap:clap:clap
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  15. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    It started with Andy_P's track up to Black Snake, what a great ride, and then we winged it in Widgee via a landowner who just wanted to talk and give us cold lemonade, friendly up that way, all high 300 odd k's of them.

    Then we headed home with woopwwop at the lead, man that guy knows a great ride to Kenilworth, I'll be doing that again, and yes Wasca you were right it was high 300 + k's today to get to my place.

    Just a thanks to Andy_P, Elponkin, and a big one to Woopwoop Dave.

    The story of how I ended up with a smashed mirror might have to stay on the trail, unless Wasca feels like chiming in.

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  16. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    Looks like a fantastic ride RWM .... do u have a track log of the route :D
    wouldnt mind going out that way in the near future
    cheers
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  17. Wasca

    Wasca Adventurized!

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    Hi All

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to Paul for firstly inviting me along on this ride, it was a great experience. Each time I'm getting out on the bike I'm learning new things, like today, I learnt how to cook your rear brake so it stops functioning while your going down a bloody steep hill!

    Second big thanks is to Woopwoop Dave. He took Paul and I through some really great scenery and on some great tracks, without your guide today the ride would have been a lot different.

    I'm pleased to say I stayed up right for the whole trip (I'm not counting the incident at the servo Paul). BTW how much do I owe you for that mirror? :D

    What I really liked about the ride was the ability to take our time and enjoy the surroundings, I did not feel rushed or in a hurry and could go at a pace that suited my riding ability, thanks Paul for being patient with me while I'm learning.

    To Buggerlugs and Young-Gun, you boys missed out big time! but don't worry, we are planning on doing another ride like it, hopefully you boys will make it next time.

    Well onto some pics, lets get started.

    Paul eating a Snikers bar, naaah just looks like it, its his camel back.

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    These are some camping grounds we seems fond of stopping at while coming down from the gantry. There's a nice little swimming spot here too.

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    Stopping for a small break. The track in the background was called Pauls Fire Break Track (I think) We found the other end of that track on our second day.

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    Jimna Fire tower, so wanted to climb this but the idea of putting my foot through a rotten step at the begining of my ride did not sit well.

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    These few shots were from Observation Point in Black Snake (is that right Paul?) The ride up to this spot was steep and rutted out, I stalled once because I was following to close to Paul and had 2nd gear selected while I lost momentum. Luckily I stalled in a berm so i was able to get it going again quite easily.

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    This is a Datum point used by the Airforce, local knowledge says the F111's used to buzz this spot supersonic.

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    Made it into Widgee just before the storm started to roll in.

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    The Widgee shop owner allowed us to park our bikes under the shelter. If you're in the area stop in and say hello, they're very nice people.

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    Made it to Gympie and to the Hotel with minutes to spare before the heavens opened up, what would our next day be like after all this rain??

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    Day 2 photo's in next post. :D
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  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    That was a good call on taking a motel over a tent!
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  19. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts Getting Stupider

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    Hi guys,

    I'm really enjoying the pics and commentary...
    I rode a 650 Katana around Oz, 30 odd years ago and really haven't ridden much since, not in a big way, anyway.
    But like lotsa fellas I'm hearing the call...

    Got my eye on the new Husky Terra, but I gotta sell a couple cars first- and the hardest sell of all is a missus who swears, "Over my dead body"...

    So wish me luck... And in the meantime pls keep the trip pics coming...

    Putting a smile on my dial...

    ONN {Underwood, Brissy}
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  20. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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