Orange and Green Nanna Ride SEQ

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by oz_mick, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    Orange and Green Nanna Ride

    For about a week and half I have been thinking about my next ride. I Emailed Joe aka Mortaygo at work what I was thinking of doing and he emailed back he wanted to go to. I told him I ride slow like your Nanna but he said no problems but the first half of the ride was his.

    Anyway it was set for a 7:30 AM departure form Joes house.

    Where we went

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    Its 7:30 am outside Joes house, I wait in nervous anticipation not really knowing what the first half of the ride will be like.

    The Green

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    I hear the sound of an engine coming from the rear of Joes house,, next minute a grinning Joe Launches out of his driveway doing a wheelstand. (OH SHIT comes to mind). The Orange has arrived

    The Orange

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    Anyway we fly along over hill and dale on the tar through back streets front streets side streets through some roads I know some I don’t. Finally we arrive at the entrance to D’Aguilar National Park……

    Joe trying to keep the Green Germs of the Orange

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    We are Going up there

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    Joe has to keep stopping waiting for me to catch up,,, I was slow to start with but got quicker as the day progressed…

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    The Forest was beautiful damn we are lucky in OZ so many great spots to ride…

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    Camp Ground National Park Style,,, better one further down

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    Absolutely Freakin Awesome Bike I have seen it in action

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    Anyway out of the park onto Kilcoy for fuel for the bikes and fuel for the riders,,, forgot to take a picture,,, then was onto Monsildale Rd. It was here I realized that all my planning had not made it to the GPS,,,, hahahaha what the heck it as an adventure ride anyway…..


    This is the track Cmon Mick lets go…. Somewhere along Monsildale Rd

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    If I could have 1% of Joes riding ability it would make me a happy person..

    Joe leaves me in a cloud of dust fortunately the further ahead he gets the less dust I have to eat LOL

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    We rode along Monsildale rd then rejoined Joes Freeway, Kilcoy Murgon Rd on the look out for the turn onto Kadanga Rd

    Joe even has an orange shirt

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    Not long after this it all went Pear shaped at home later I realized our error we went left when we should have gone right Not to worry it is an adventure ride…

    Well we found an awesome road I loved it, as you road along trees branches were grabbing at you, grass was so tall in the centre you could see your headlight shining on it. As we were riding along I kept thinking what is the worse thing that could happen if it suddenly ended nowhere…. We would have to back track wooooooooo hoooooo

    Winners are Grinners on The Road Rarely Traveled

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    Joe Approaching in one of those rare moments when I was in front and had a chance to get the camera out…

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    Barely Enough time to swing around for the departure,,, should be noted in my haste I almost fell off the bike trying to get this picture…

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    Another Shot of Joe

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    Only Dust Left

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    It was hot and dusty but what a place

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    Through a gate GPS was starting indicate Eastern Branch Rd was close buy

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    Joe was lying down near a creek taking pics of me riding past HAHAHAH little did I know he was hoping I would stop as it was good spot for lunch,,, sadly I barreled past in my haste to try to get ahead to snap some pics of him

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    Here he comes

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    From a time gone by


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    What an awesome day !!! Will add some more pics when I get them off Joe…
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  2. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Good pics and some nice looking riding country :thumb

    So when are you trading up to a KTM? :D
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  3. GB

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    Nice spring ride!! Looks like good time for all :thumb
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  4. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    Thanks

    At the moment the KLR exceeds my skill level :cry, buidling up to trip to Tassie march next year everything going well,, so after that could be ready for one :clap

    Next bike will be a TDM900 replacing the ST1100, maybe the Virago
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  5. Maynard23

    Maynard23 Broken 660 no longer!!!!!

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    That Orange bike looks to be very well set up.
    The green one, well........it's green:rofl

    Cool RR!!
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  6. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    LOL true

    But the green one went where the orange one did just a bit slower :eek1
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  7. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    here are a couple of pictures of Oz_mick.. nice ride mate, you rode well. Planned a nice ride, a few changes were needed to the route, but that is half the fun. [​IMG][/IMG]

    now that is a very very nice orange bike:evil :evil :evil

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    Joe
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  8. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    Hell Yeah :ricky


    Had a really great day,,,, really loved the mystery of it all LOL especially that overgrown trail,,,,, that gate we came to just at the bottom of that sandy bit I think is the back gate to landcruiser park,,, according to the GPS plot on Google Earth
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  9. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    awesome fellas!
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  10. Dave Nolan

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    Great report & pics, thanks fellas. I'll be checking some of it out over the next few weeks.
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  11. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    This was my first decent ride on the 690 since putting the tank and racks on, I am very happy with the bike, it is easily the most versitle bike I have owned. I have trail ridden it in tight hilly country, road biked it up the mountains and covered lots of different types of country on adv type rides... floats along the hwy with comfort (thanks to my new Renazco seat and KTM Screen).


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    Mick decided to pull up for a Nana coffee and a smoke, and proceeded to attempt to burn down half the valley!!!! well not quite, the stove fell over, set the grass on fire and the bill water put it out......... :deal Middle of a total fire ban!!!!

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    [​IMG][/IMG] STOP MICK.... this is a great place for lunch................ or...not
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  12. Hardhead

    Hardhead Long timer

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    Nice ride and report guys.
    A few of us did similar yesterday up as far as Kilcoy but then spent a bit of time on the other side of "Joe's Freeway" and came back along Monsildale Rd.

    :deal (Ride report to follow soon)
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  13. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    Looks like Kilcoy Murgon rd now has a new name "Joes Freeway"
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  14. NickiGS

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    Great pics :clap
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  15. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    Thanks was even more fun creating them :D
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  16. Groomspa

    Groomspa Cheerful traveller

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    Went for a four hour run with Nip on Sunday as he had a "cunning plan" to check out some tracks up in the Elginvale area. After a 45 minute run up the range from Gympie via Widgee it was plain sailing. Then Nip's suspect navigation skills came into play. The long and short of it was we ended up on the same grassy two wheel track as you guys and ended up on Eastern Branch Rd. Got to say this is a must do ride. I didn't realise there was so much great riding in this area. Anyway, as we left Gympie at 2.00pm we had a high speed but cautious return home before the sun went down. 4 hours and 240Km.
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  17. oz_mick

    oz_mick Been here awhile

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    That two wheel track is really a hoot... Would have been a tad slippery in the bit of rain though..

    I was out there on Sunday in a 4wd as it was my weekend with the kids all four of them,, do not fit on my bike :( ,,, went up the Western Branch Rd turned off on what we thought was Kadanga Rd with view of getting through to Kilcoy Murgon,,, got hopelessly lost on another trail stuff all travelled LOL,,, eventually we ended up on only what I could describe as the Pine Boulevard :1drink Awesome road,,, Will be back out there on the bike again...Real soon

    I know there not bike ones but its all for finding the good trails to ride,,,Heres some pics

    Western Branch Rd,,, Eastern Branch is definitely more interesting

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    Kadanga Rd just off Western Branch I think ???

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    Four Way Junction Somewhere Really lost now hahahahhaha

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    Lunch Time,,, took enough to sink a battle ship

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    The Pine Boulevard Awesome Rd cant wait to ride this one on the bike..

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    Got the GPS Track Log,,, funny its not till you get home do you work out where you have been...

    I know they are not bike photos but its all about finding the roads to ride
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  18. Bowes

    Bowes Oman Dirty Biker

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    I enjoyed that, nice riding in Oz, thanks for taking the time to get out, write about it and post pics:thumb
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