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Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 11:30 am
by Marx
UJ1 wrote:Just found this on the relevant Park notes (my bold) ....

The presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the park
is a serious problem. This organism invades the fine
roots of many native plant species causing roots to rot.
In many places in the ranges, you will notice patches
of dead or dying plants such as grass trees, bush peas
and banksias. This is a sign that Phytophthora may be
There is no known practical cure for the disease, but
its spread can be limited by preventing the movement
of infected soil. All management tracks have been
closed to vehicle, bicycle and horse access to reduce
the spread of this serious threat.
Due to the known
threat, several tracks have been quarantined to
restrict all access.

Link: ... l-Park.pdf

OK that makes sense.
There were quite a few grass trees and banksias along the route I took through the park. I should wash the bike over our tan bark easement alongside the house that doesn't get any traffic over it just in case...

Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 1:14 pm
by Marx
Just wondering, anyone know how I can post images into the body of the post on these types of forums when using photos in Google Picture galleries?
I was only able to use a link, but that's a bit clumsy.

Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 1:30 pm
by Snuffy
Does this work?


Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 1:33 pm
by Snuffy
In Chrome...

Right click on the image "Copy Image Address"
Click on the image + drag + drop to the tab bar to load the image without the accompanying gallery.

Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Fri 26 Aug 2016, 2:57 pm
by Marx

Oh yeah.
hmm ,I thought I tried this a million times beforehand.

Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Sat 27 Aug 2016, 6:24 am
by Snuffy
Hmm.. nope, I'm getting nothing for your post

I suspect there's some funny caching business going on here such that I can see one but not the other

Re: Brisbane Ranges?

Posted: Sat 27 Aug 2016, 11:27 am
by Marx
OK. I'll just continue as I have.

Anyway more importantly, now that I've been to Brisbane Ranges I wonder where else haven't I ridden before thats kinda local....

Re: Brisbane Ranges 2018

Posted: Sat 10 Mar 2018, 2:15 pm
by 25Clicks
A long time since there has been any comment regarding the Brisbane Ranges.
I rode from Ballan, through the Brisbane Ranges National Park to Bacchus Marsh, several days ago on a hot, sunny day and for most parts, very enjoyable too.
The western side of the ranges from near the Stony Creek Reservoir to Steiglitz is unchanged from a ride through these parts several years ago. Generally, good road/track surfaces, An easy ride.

On the day, the surface of Butchers Road over 5km to Ballan-Geelong Road was corrugated for most of the way and deep, loose, almost bulldust in parts. I just shuddered along this section and glad to get out of it, upon reaching Ballan-Geelong Road.
In the ranges, the best part was the ride from Ballan-Geelong Road to the end of Aeroplane Road which has some varied and interesting sections. Rough and loose sections, with mix of climbs and descents. Care required on the loose surfaces on the switchback bends. Nice views in parts over the ranges and the country side beyond.

The ride from the end of north end of Butchers Road to the end of Aeroplane Road is the most interesting ride to do. The landscape is in places rugged in it’s beauty. Something more interesting on a bike than in a vehicle. This is perhaps the most rugged ride I have done in terms of road surfaces and terrain, but not the steepest. ... hus-marsh/