Thornton to Brisbane

5 July – Day 60

Much of today has been bitumen though farming country. Headed up the eastern side of the Wivenhoe dam and across the mountains toward Mt Mee.

Found some great tracks over the mountains with lots of stream crossings through some great forest.


A relaxed lunch in Dayboro before heading down into the Bris-vegas to meet up with Sleepy John of AdvRider.

4 Responses to Thornton to Brisbane

  1. Lorelei July 10, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    WOW! That was a fun ride!

  2. Dave July 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    The head cam certainly gives a great sense of the riding experience. If riding all the way to Cape York was like that, then it could take you years to get there.

    • Oliver Holmgren July 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Yes indeed Dave. Certainly some slow miles those. We are still working out how to use the cam properly. I have figured out a very quick and nasty but effective way to edit together some of the clips we shoot to condense things a little and then upload them. Good ol Quicktime 7. So glad I never made the jump beyond OSX 10.6.
      Back on topic though, the camera doesn’t show just how deep some of those crossings are! One was up to the head light! One day soon the engine is going to take a big gulp of water and stop dead. That’ll make for an interesting video.

      Speaking of taking a long time to get to the Cape, take a look at the route from Mullum to Brisbane 😛

  3. Dave July 12, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    I had looked at Google maps to figure out where the hell Thorton was and tried to work out what route you must have taken to go via Wivenhoe dam; but didn’t imagine you had explored that much of the north coast hinterland and SE Qld before arriving in Brisbane.

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