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Old 25-09-2007
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SEQ riding areas now closed?

i was wondering if anyone had a favorite riding area that is now closed where was it? what was good about it? why was it closed?
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Old 25-09-2007
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The hill climb across the road from Channel 9 on Mt Cootha. Too much suburbia built around that bush now, and now well sign posted to not ride in there. It was a bit different in the early 1980's. Ride Saturday morning, and have a counter meal at the Regatta Hotel on the way home.
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The "Bridge to Nowhere" area at Narangba, it was pretty ordinary but it was somewhere to go for unlicensed riders. Closed a few years ago due to a chemical spill, although this only affected a very small part of the area. Local residents had been complaining about noise for quite a while before it was shut.

The Mango Hill pine forest which joined up to the Bridge to Nowhere area is now "North Lakes", a massive housing estate, and there was also a bit of pine forestry at Deception Bay which is under houses now as well.

The quarries and forestry on the west side of the railway line at Narangba are now covered with a few thousand houses also. There is still some undeveloped land on the west side of Oakey Flat road but there are signs to say that riding is prohibited. Back in the good old days this was a a pretty good area to ride, it had a bit of everything from flat gravel roads to quarries and a few hills too.

The old Dakabin dump / quarry is fenced off, not sure exactly why but it's pretty close to houses as well. There were some good quarries at Strathpine too.

There used to be some good hill climbs at Clear Mountain but I haven't been there for years, pretty sure it's shut now.

Wheelstanders junior MX club at Oxley is also shut (relocated?) due to noise & dust complaints I believe.


Most of these places were never really legal for bikes but nobody cared if people rode there. These days people tend to call the cops as soon as they see or hear a bike.
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good ole spring mountain and white rock, well i dont know if it ever was a legal ride spot but they certainly never really policed it again lost to the encrouchment of suburbia.
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the bottom of the Sumner Park industrial estate got closed down not that long ago , which was a real pisser coz it was only 5 mins away and the perfect spot for a bit of testing or running in a new piston and rings
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The quarry in behind the Park Ridge Fruit shop across the road from inghams. My mates and I practically owned that place for 10 years when we were kids. Slightly Sandy, with a little bit of fine gravel, we had nice doubles and sweet berms. I lived all of 500mtrs from it, after school, on weekends, you name it, we were there. I loved hitting that track in the morning, just after some overnight rain, the smell of TTS, the carving of fresh lines, the sound of our 80s revving their tits off, Good times!! Good times!!.

We also had a massive set of sand woops and some long deep berms right where the Park Ridge high school is now built, and this was 100mtrs from where our quarry was. We could ride 1kmís through the bush on the opposite side of crest road that was the mangoís. It was another home made Motocross track, nestled in and around a couple of huge mango trees. (hence the name) Soft loose dirt with a couple of step downs and nice berms to go with it, Boronia Height estate is now built where the mango track used to be.

In those days you could ride from Park Ridge to Calamvale quarry and only cross a couple of roads. If you knew your way you could even get to the Wheelstanders Track without even bothering the Johnny whoppers.
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over the train lines at Paradise Rd: nice trails
Trade St Lytton: close to home and great for wheelie practice.
Bridge to nowhere: cuz it kept the ******s out of the forests
Mt Cotton: had a good long hillclimb
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over the train lines at Paradise Rd: nice trails
Trade St Lytton: close to home and great for wheelie practice.
Bridge to nowhere: cuz it kept the ******s out of the forests
Mt Cotton: had a good long hillclimb

oh yeah that reminds me the mud flats at lytton next to the mx track again nothing specail but a good place to practice.
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i used to like to ride along the powerlines and through the forestry from ferny grove the the police tracks at the jinker track and bunya crossing . these days it is all houses and family walking tracks.
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So... having said that... let me ponder this...

Is there any places that are still open for a bit of a er... say... er... illigal ride around ??.. (on a very quite and responsible bike with a very responsible and socially adherant rider...just looking for somewhere to go that is close and when I get sick of what ever work I am doing)

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