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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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I think the bikers in the Kilcoy BP cafe, and girls behind the counter are still laughing at Wasca pulling up at the bowser, I would be too if I hadn't given him my DRZ to ride from the last bit of Mt Mee to Kilcoy so he could see how a lighter bike handled. Shame he never had the Go-Pro running like he did when he went swimming in Condamine Gorge. But I am pleased to say he made the whole 600+ k's he was on the KLR and stayed upright, well done. I must admit I didn't mind the few k's I did on the "lounge chair", its a bit more compfy than the DRZ.
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  3. Wasca

    Wasca Adventurized!

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    Mate, if I didn't put on a show every time I go for a ride no one would invite me. Sorry for using your bike as a stage prop :eek1
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  4. Young-Gun

    Young-Gun KTM Tragic

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    Hey mate, looks like you indeed had a great time! I also had a good ride Friday, did some exploring in the forrestry area immediately east of Woodford in the morning, then met up with MickD at the Lookout Cafe, had a snack and then he proceeded to take me on some awesome tracks and trails. All up I think I did about 150km of great dirt riding, massive grin on my face! I took some video and will have to figure out some sort of editing prior to uploading. Anyone got any suggestions for freeware video editing software?
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  5. Wasca

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    On day 2 we woke to sunshine with a little cloud cover, looks like it was going to be another great day to ride. We packed our gear and made our way to get some fuel. Breakfast was at McDonalds where I was taken on a scenic tour of the carpark after Paul mistaken the wheel of a parked KLX dirt bike for Woopwoop. We got a great parking spot in the end an proceeded to have breaky.

    Not long after Woopwoop comes in and we make his acquaintance, he's a timely gentleman with all the insider riding knowledge for this area, our ears were pricked waiting to hear what he had in store for us. We promptly related our riding style and what we wanted to get out of the day and Woopwoop was obliging, he also commented on how he planned on riding for the day and it lined right up with our plans.

    Well off we set, we geared up and Woopwoop took the lead. He promptly established his skill on the tar leaving me and Paul in the proverbial dust but was kind enough to wait at the corners for us :lol3 We later found out he was concerned he was going to ride too slow for us so he stepped up the pace, I told him he needs to read RideWithMe's forum signature ( Slow down I've got all day :thumb )

    After the initial tar section we began hitting the dirt trails. Trail after trail of gorgeous scenery and fun filled trails Paul and I were gob-smacked felt like hitting the track lottery. Woopwoop led us through so many places we would just not have found and went with us all the way down to Bell Bird cafe where we had a light snack, thanked Woopwoop again and said our goodbyes.

    We then proceeded on down towards Sunday Creek Road and followed that to Middle road which then ended up joining back on our original track coming out of Kilcoy.

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  6. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Can ya tell us the tracks you took, please:clap
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  7. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    Was that you guy's I passed on the Jimna -Murgon Rd up near Kingham Rd, I was on the old Tenere heading South.
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  8. Hunsta

    Hunsta Have guns will hunt

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    Nothing worth writing home about mate.
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Did you see the maps on post #15?
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  10. Eric66

    Eric66 Been here awhile

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    I do now!:rofl
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  11. Ol'NumNuts

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  12. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts Getting Stupider

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    Can I ask,
    Do you guys use a GPS and do any waypoint logging or do you just follow your noses? Or most likely a bit of both...
    Can 't beat local knowledge and the maps are a great start, thx again...
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  13. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    We GPS'd it with a combination of what we had ridden before from Dayboro through Mee to Kilcoy and a track Andy_P had sent me for the rest of the way which had a detour into Blacksnake before Widgee. We had an unbelievable guided tour home from Woopwoop Dave back to Kenilworth. I have both Tracks up and back in my GPS now as can be seen on I think it was post #15
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    Cool :thumb
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  15. Andy_P

    Andy_P Been here awhile

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    Nice ride. Just got back from Melbourne after buying another toy for my other hobby, sailing, so I have not had a chance to have a good look at this thread. Wish I had been around for the ride!

    I notice you guys found the lookout up near kilkevan. Imagine being the grader driver that first run that track. Last time I was up there I stopped on the narrow part and took a look down the cliff. Pretty tight! The radar reflector is for civilian aircraft, the military guys are better than that!

    If any of you kind folk have track logs I would not mind getting the one from blacksnake out east.


    I really should not mention this in public, but my mate who lives up at said he has no problem if a bunch of riders camp up on his property, and he even offered to go buy piss in advance. So if anyone is interested in a few months time (when it gets cooler) I might organise a ride up there.
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  16. Wasca

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    For sure Andy, I'd be in on that, I think you made mention of that ride last time we went out. Keep us all posted for that one bud :D
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  17. Andy_P

    Andy_P Been here awhile

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    Good as gold. As you know, I sail competitively, and I just bought a new racing boat so my priority is that now. Got to get it ready for some upcoming races. But I reckon on the fringe of winter is the go. Big fire, not to hot in tents/swags etc. I hate when your sports/hobbies collide! Shame too, I replaced the DR clutch last weekend so its just sitting there ready to go now! Might try and hook up for a quick sat ride soon!
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  18. Wasca

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    Yeah a quick Saturday ride is something also want to do. I want to explore the glasshouse more and James wanted to show me some areas in there on his quad where I can improve on my general riding skills.

    Doing that longer ride later in the year would suit me fine, I need time to get some more gear, better bags and some basic camping gear for starters :D

    Best of luck with your sailing.
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Is your mates place the one on the left at the end of your track on Jackson road, we went past there and hit the dead end, when we came back a guy was on the veranda White House on right by then. I gave him a bit if a wave but didn't get one back.

    We couldn't find the road through from there and went back along the road past the mine and dam and about 10ks and found the dirt road down the mountain. I've got all the tracks up and back, ill email them.
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  20. Andy_P

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    Sorry, should have told you that!! Jackson road is a dead end road! At the end of blacksnake road, you turn left to gympie (I think), right to jackson road.

    If you were on they way back, and the white house on the road had a BIG fella on the verandah then yes, that would be my mate! He had some trouble with local kids on dirt bikes so may not be to friendly if you passed his house at speed! He is a nice bloke, but they dont get visitors often so they tend to be cautious.

    If in doubt, jump of your bike and go ask them directions. Local people know the way to go, and are less suspicious if you tell them your plans!
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