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Old 09-19-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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Oz SEQ Headgate Rd and more

New to Adventure Riding, 3rd trip out solo ride. Slowly getting all the bits a pieces together....

Yes Joe I am hooked.

Lots of Pics to follow.

Woke up 6am to get myself ready for a 7:30 am departure. Actually suprised myself and departed on time.

Headed from my house in Raceview Ipswich to Boonah.

Ipswich Boonah Rd







Refueled at the BP servo in Boonah, guy remarked behind the counter you have a nice day for a ride. Now for some fuel for me at Flavours Coffee Shop.

Various Pics of the thriving Metropolis of Boonah.







Yummy




Flavours Coffee Shop. Bike friendly


Ok lets hit the road








Carneys Creek Rd,, Road to Queen Marys Falls





Panorama Shot Slight alignment problem but you get the idea












Will See this sign from the other direction later when I complete the loop









They were not lying











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Reccy/Charity Ride 24OCT10
Dorrigo 13-15 August 2010

Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

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94 ST1100 Sold
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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View from Lookout











...and its green



Landscape opened out love this type of scenery







The Road Beckons



Turn off to the Dirt





Queensland/New South Wales Border







Smooth Gravel Roads



Pano Shot Photo does not do the view justice









Causeway would have been different if it was raining




Which Way...Thank God GPS takes the difficulty out of navigating sort off










Back to the New South Wales/ Queensland Border... Cameras are to monitor for Livestock Crossing the Borders.. Sort of made me wonder if anybody was watching me..





Checked my bags for stowaway rabbits



Just in case you forgot



WTF to arty farty for me





From The Queensland side looking to NSW. Freaking Cattle Grid had large gaps almost fell in,,, maybe thats the real reason for the cameras to catch idiots like me walking across the grid in boots.



Its Still Green,, ok time to keep going

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Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:33 AM   #3
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Back On Carneys Creek Road









Lunch Time !!! Woolies Enviro Bags fit perfectly into Andy Strappz Bags.. Great way to keep all your stuff organised.



Waiting for the water to boil,,, take some more pictures... Its Still Green



Panorama of my lunchtime view





New Gas Stove worked Great,,, Light weight, Compact and Fast.







Lunch of Champions... Trident Noodles and Coffee Yummy





Once was A tree, Amazing how everything returns to the dirt



On the Road again,, will remember this turn for another day









Would have been a hard life living out here when this was new



Its Still Green



Future Big Macs



Wish I could afford it







Back on the Tar for a bit



From A time Gone By





Sign from the other side,,, Back to where I turned off

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Reccy/Charity Ride 24OCT10
Dorrigo 13-15 August 2010

Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
77 RD350 Sold
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:49 AM   #4
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Came Across a dirt road to Lake Moogerah















First Sign of Lake Moogerah..




Road down into a packed camping ground and road down the boat ramp to the lake...





Last Year was stuff all water in this dam









Now onto the Dam wall













Views from the Dam wall











Now to head back home along the boring tar bits.

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Dorrigo 13-15 August 2010

Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
05 XT250 FOR SALE
94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
77 RD350 Sold
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:45 AM   #5
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Nice RR Mick,
I was out that way in the cage on the weekend myself and saw a lot of roads that looked good. Thanks for sharing

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Old 09-20-2009, 04:24 AM   #6
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There are many more roads out that way to explore... I will be back out there again shortly


ahhh I remeber reading your RR on Rainbow Beach,,,
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Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

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05 XT250 FOR SALE
94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
77 RD350 Sold
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:44 AM   #7
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There are many more roads out that way to explore... I will be back out there again shortly


ahhh I remeber reading your RR on Rainbow Beach,,,
I hope the Rainbow RR didn't damage you too much. I just reread your Monsildale Road report. I'm thinking of heading up that way soon. Great road that one. The creek crossings can be treacherous especially if they've had water sitting on them for a while.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:57 AM   #8
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Yes Monsidale road is awesome,, the FLU stopped me from doing the rest of it, Kilcoy Murgon Rd,, turn onto Monsidale Rd, Turn right back onto Kilcoy Murgon Rd then further down Left onto Sunday Creek Rd and camp at Charlie Moreland Campground...

One day I will go back and do it again,, will be better prepared next time for that Slippery Creek Crossing.
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Reccy/Charity Ride 24OCT10
Dorrigo 13-15 August 2010

Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

07 KLR650 FOR SALE
05 XT250 FOR SALE
94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
77 RD350 Sold
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #9
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nice mate very nice

good to see you are out there giving it a good red hot go... if only I could spare some more time...

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Old 09-20-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
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Yes Monsidale road is awesome,, the FLU stopped me from doing the rest of it, Kilcoy Murgon Rd,, turn onto Monsidale Rd, Turn right back onto Kilcoy Murgon Rd then further down Left onto Sunday Creek Rd and camp at Charlie Moreland Campground...

One day I will go back and do it again,, will be better prepared next time for that Slippery Creek Crossing.
Thats a good run through to Kennilworth and Chalie Moreland. There is another camp ground at the Jimna end called Peachtrees. Supposed to be a nice spot as well. I haven't had a look at it yet.

If you want some practice on creek crossings there is a route a bit further west of Monsildale Rd called the Western Branch Rd. You head up from Moore to Linville and keep going North. I think there are something like 23 crossings on the head of the Brisbane river through there.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #11
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good to see you are out there giving it a good red hot go... if only I could spare some more time...

Joe
well for you we will need to plan something in advance so the department of war and finance does not fill your schedule.
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Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #12
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Thats a good run through to Kennilworth and Chalie Moreland. There is another camp ground at the Jimna end called Peachtrees. Supposed to be a nice spot as well. I haven't had a look at it yet.

If you want some practice on creek crossings there is a route a bit further west of Monsildale Rd called the Western Branch Rd. You head up from Moore to Linville and keep going North. I think there are something like 23 crossings on the head of the Brisbane river through there.
23 Creek Crossings wow, I think that might be on the ride agnda calendar in the not too distant future,,, thanks for the info
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Ride With My Kids 24OCT09
Ravensbourne 18OCT09
Orange & Green 03OCT09
Duck Creek Road
Head Gate rd and more
Almost Border Ranges
Monsidale Rd

The Bike Collection

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94 ST1100 Sold
86 XV750 Sold
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:52 AM   #13
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23 Creek Crossings wow, I think that might be on the ride agnda calendar in the not too distant future,,, thanks for the info
You don't ride through water on all of them but then again it would depend on the height of the river at the time. Most are just low lying fords.

If you plan on heading up there give me a yell. I started the ride up there once but the fuel range wasn't up to it so I turned back. I've got a big tank now so not a problem any more.

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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Thanks for the RR ozmick.
Bike looks great. I have one the same & have taken off the drop down mudguard bit & put the licence plate under the tail lite. Looking forward to the next one...
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:08 PM   #15
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Nice pics from the ride Mick, they are some great areas to go through. There are plenty more roads and tracks down that way to investigate.

Your KLR looks nicely setup, might have to catch you up for a ride some day, I live just over in Mt Crosby.

Cheers

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