few metres and this was the first of our many “stick stops”. She and Oswald were the Lone Wolves not taking passengers this trip. Oswald drove very competently considering his brief driving history. We warmed up with a drive to McConnell Road at about 200m which provides two fun downhill runs that follow the
power lines. The second was longer and required some careful wheel placement. These dropped us down to about 100m and a flatter area near a creek bed where we had morning tea. It was imperative to leave a good gap between vehicles and ensure a clear track ahead on the descents. Soon after I began to appreciate how fit John is. His efforts at starting his chainsaw for about 15 minutes left me gasping. No worries, the tree was soon cleared and on we drove. Our tracks had followed part of the historic Caboolture
to Kilcoy railway line where freight and passenger trains plied from the early 20th century. See http://www.wamurancommunity.com.au/?pg=2&sub=42 for details. The construction of the line must
have impressed Michael and Jack especially considering Michaels’ experience in construction of carriageways. I’m not sure what Russell and Nicole were feeding Jack at the Mango Trees lunch spot but Jack was able to run up and down the adjacent downhill tracks at least 25 times! The ees is a pleasant
shady spot and is basically “park central”. A final loop brought us down the slope beside the Mango Trees with the top being especially interesting as Chris Look “raised” her first ever wheel to give us both that sensation of weightlessness and caused me to do rapid mental calculations of costs of retrieval and repair.
All was good as she explained...”I just thought I would accelerate out of it”. After a demonstration of how easily the motor bike riders fly up and down the steep slopes we aired up and made our way back through the locked gate and Wamuran. PS Did you know Wamuran has a CJ’s bakery just like Woodfords? Thanks to John and Lorraine Lynch for running such a fun trip and Lee and Nardine Yates for collecting the key from
Maleny. Eddie and Laurraine did a great job as tail and kept us in a well contained group.
by kerry look