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Old 12-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #1381
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You flying down in the corporate jet, or riding the KLR ?
His corporate jet is also known as the flying doctor.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #1382
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Anyone goin riding around xmas time?

Any lonely soles goin for an adventure around the chrissy break,i've got some time off.
Would'nt mind heading off somewhere for a few days.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:48 PM   #1383
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Didn't take him long to get into the swing of things!
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #1384
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Blackdown Tablelands

Daz

OBB and I started mumbling about Blackdown Tablelands as per post 1552 back up the page a bit.

Would be an overnighter from Clermont/Moranbah to Rolleston or somewhere down there.
Depends on the weather. Supposed to be proper rain Boxing Day but clear up after that.
The weekend after Christmas could be a goer. I have about 4 days to choose from between Friday and Monday.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #1385
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Daz

OBB and I started mumbling about Blackdown Tablelands as per post 1552 back up the page a bit.

Would be an overnighter from Clermont/Moranbah to Rolleston or somewhere down there.
Depends on the weather. Supposed to be proper rain Boxing Day but clear up after that.
The weekend after Christmas could be a goer. I have about 4 days to choose from between Friday and Monday.
Have a good xmas gents,im keen on the tablelands ride when things cool down abit.....hopefully may have a 570 hussyburger by then.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #1386
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Daz

OBB and I started mumbling about Blackdown Tablelands as per post 1552 back up the page a bit.

Would be an overnighter from Clermont/Moranbah to Rolleston or somewhere down there.
Depends on the weather. Supposed to be proper rain Boxing Day but clear up after that.
The weekend after Christmas could be a goer. I have about 4 days to choose from between Friday and Monday.
Ok mate,bummer about the rain & i gotta be back to work on the 27th.

Have a happy & safe christmas everyone.


ps.the bloke in the pic is on his own little adventure by the looks of it,haha.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #1387
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Daz

OBB and I started mumbling about Blackdown Tablelands as per post 1552 back up the page a bit.

Would be an overnighter from Clermont/Moranbah to Rolleston or somewhere down there.
Depends on the weather. Supposed to be proper rain Boxing Day but clear up after that.
The weekend after Christmas could be a goer. I have about 4 days to choose from between Friday and Monday.
Gudday guys,

I've been transfered to Emerald... I'll have my Husky 610 up here after Xmas/New Year (gotta drive it and my ute up on about the 28th), would be very interested in having a look at the local trails.....

Have a great Xmas
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #1388
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Cool ride

Thought i'd share these videos,i enjoyed watching them.


i dont know what happened,this embedding shyte is new to me,just skip the wedding bit at the start & there are about 4 parts after that.
Cheers.

I would love to do a trip like that oneday!

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #1389
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Gudday guys,

I've been transfered to Emerald... I'll have my Husky 610 up here after Xmas/New Year (gotta drive it and my ute up on about the 28th), would be very interested in having a look at the local trails.....

Have a great Xmas
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When you get orgynised let me know, I can give you a guided tour.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #1390
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Blackdown Tablelands this Friday/Saturday

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Now Johno and OBB i think i've unlocked the gate to the Yellow brick road in Blackdown NP When you enter the park stay on the main dirt rd untill you reach a turnoff on the right about 2k's past the Mimosa camping area , which on the park map is the one way loop rd. The sign said 4wd only and had just a boom gate pad locked. However after closer inspection the lock was not locked and even if it was you can get a bike under the gate anyway. There was NO sign saying NO ENTRY so that means it's okay right? Now by my calculations about 2 or 3 k down that track you will find another track off to the left that should take you south to the holy grail and all the way to the Rolleston highway Man that country up there is hardcore if there's no track you would have have no hope of getting anywhere, but that place is littered with old logging tracks that can be seen easily on Google Earth maps.
So stop pissing around and go for it before the rain starts and report back.
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bl...ckdown-map.pdf
Post Christmas back to race weight boot camp this weekend. We have stopped pissing around but may not beat the rain.
At this stage were heading off Friday morning from Moranbah/Clermont to Blackwater via Dysart and Capella (nearly).
Aim to make it through Blackdown (if there is a way through) to Rolleston Friday night, then home via back roads Saturday.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #1391
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Post Christmas back to race weight boot camp this weekend. We have stopped pissing around but may not beat the rain.
At this stage were heading off Friday morning from Moranbah/Clermont to Blackwater via Dysart and Capella (nearly).
Aim to make it through Blackdown (if there is a way through) to Rolleston Friday night, then home via back roads Saturday.
Let's do this thing!! I need to get away , spent a day chasing young blokes around a mx track yesterday, so can barely move today, then tried to remove a thumb nail changing a tyre last night, im over xmas....
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #1392
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blackdown done

mission accomplished. We didnt get shot but there were a few nervous moments. Bedford weir tonight. Bit breezy
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #1393
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mission accomplished. We didnt get shot but there were a few nervous moments. Bedford weir tonight. Bit breezy
Yep it can be done, Expedition range from top to bottom! Not for the faint hearted. Next CQ challenge? ??
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:39 AM   #1394
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The evidence

, so Day 1. Met OBB on the Cotherstone road bright and early. An hour in the saddle before 7.


Ducked and weaved on the back roads East of Capella then down toward Blackwater


Few obstacles on the Fitzroy river


Fueled up in Blackwater on Unleaded and Subway. Then up the hill into Blackdown NP: View to the North




Spectacular view from Horseshoe lookout to the West


Gate 1 about 3k's past the campground as predicted by OBJ


Gate #2 a bit further in. Not locked. Not much evidence of traffic though either


First 15 or so k's was like this, well this is the straighest bit. Hardpack sand and a few rocky sections. All 2nd and 3rd gear, arse out on every corner sort of stuff.






Suspicious looking block at another lookout.


After that it was follow the fenceline and open a shut a few gates. Fences running in all directions in here. Without the homework on Googly maps satellite we would still be in there.


Dropping off the tablelands down into the valley:


Then about 10 k's of more fenceline


Which led into a fairly major set of yards. This is still within the State Forest but we were on the lookout for anyone with more shotgun barrels than teeth.
Out the other side and we picked up a gas well then found the road marked on the map. Thought the hardest bit had been done.


Road started out really easy going


Then we came upon the homestead and idled past.
The road out was about 60k's of open but reasonably challenging giong. On the pegs most of the way.
Few creek crossings.


Finaly made it out to the Dawson Highway through more gates.

We still had a few hours of daylight so decided to head toward Blackwater instead of Rolleston.
OB poured moved fuel around until it as in a tank that the Austrian Princess could drink out of.


While I finished adjusting my chain from earlier in the week



Stuggled to find accomodation in Blackwater that wasn't hundreds of dollars a night or camped beside the main road and railway line, so we beelined to Bedford Weir and made it just on dark. Big storm was blowing in but luckily didn't dump on us.
Big day by then. On the bikes at 6, off at a bit after 7. About 600ks for the day and about third of that in hard going.

The morning after


Bedford Weir, flowing


ADV Stunt team, just landed from a backflip


Headed back to Middlemount on the Mount Short road


Then went our seperate ways home. No incidents for the weekend until we were both nearly home. I tried to clean up a roo and OB got flat not far from home.

Over 900k for the 2 days.
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