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  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    20 days ago
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    11 days ago
    A mate dropped in today, over a few beers we started yarning about running the bike shows at Obi Obi after we bought the hall back from the dead.
    This is Sweaty Palms at the 2015 one.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    11 days ago
    Its a lovely old building now and i do recall it looking very sad for a while. Its iconic as you round the bend headed to Kenilworth after descending the mountain.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    10 days ago
    Yeah, it did get pretty ugly, this is it in about 2005. And just thrown in for good measure, here's #4 crossing in about 1935 when it was just a spider bridge.


  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    9 days ago
    Typical shonky Queenslander workmanship ! 
    Surprised the shed didnt get burned down, we've got these things called lawn mowers down here in NSW.

  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    9 days ago
    Quoting obisteve on 07 Jul 2024 12:09 PMedited: 07 Jul 2024 12:11 PM

    Yeah, it did get pretty ugly, this is it in about 2005. And just thrown in for good measure, here's #4 crossing in about 1935 when it was just a spider bridge.



    Refresh me on which is number 4 crossing ....is that just after the now closed section where people used to camp on the right headed toward kenilworth or is it the one just after your old place?
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    8 days ago
    Beags, we've got these things called cows up here. The old hall sits in the corner of a paddock of what used to be a dairy farm, lush green kikuyu pasture most of the year round, hard to get a grass fire going. In the old days when we were gonna run an all night party, we'd get the cocky to keep the cows out of that paddock for a couple of weeks before, less cow shit to walk or fall over in that way. Rest of the time he got a couple of acres of free agistment. Now days when it's a profitable wedding venue for people from Brisbane and the coast, there's a bloke paid to mow. Lot of brides turn up in flash wedding dresses and Blundstone or RM Williams boots, for a pretend country wedding, but I don't think they're ready for the authenticity of stepping in cow shit.
    And PB, #4 is the low level bridge near the hall. They'd put a wooden deck on the old spider bridge by the time I first rode over it in 1976.
    And going back a few posts, went up to Toowoomba and saw the Bike Riders today. Reckon it's a good movie. Those of us who have been around for a few years might have seen clubs change direction like in the movie a fair bit closer to home than Chicago.
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    8 days ago
    Quoting obisteve on 09 Jul 2024 09:54 AMedited: 09 Jul 2024 09:56 AM

    Beags, we've got these things called cows up here. The old hall sits in the corner of a paddock of what used to be a dairy farm, lush green kikuyu pasture most of the year round, hard to get a grass fire going. In the old days when we were gonna run an all night party, we'd get the cocky to keep the cows out of that paddock for a couple of weeks before, less cow shit to walk or fall over in that way. Rest of the time he got a couple of acres of free agistment. Now days when it's a profitable wedding venue for people from Brisbane and the coast, there's a bloke paid to mow. Lot of brides turn up in flash wedding dresses and Blundstone or RM Williams boots, for a pretend country wedding, but I don't think they're ready for the authenticity of stepping in cow shit.

    And PB, #4 is the low level bridge near the hall. They'd put a wooden deck on the old spider bridge by the time I first rode over it in 1976.
    And going back a few posts, went up to Toowoomba and saw the Bike Riders today. Reckon it's a good movie. Those of us who have been around for a few years might have seen clubs change direction like in the movie a fair bit closer to home than Chicago.

    Cheers Steve...a few yrs back after a bit of a flood i came down the Obi, gave it the berries coming down the mtn and just about to go over the bridge at the speed limit of course to see three turtles crossing the road. I pulled up at the intersection of the dirt rd and the tar and walked back to make sure no one was going to run over them....was beaten to the scene by the lovely lady who lives on that corner who heard the bike go from full noise to no noise and knew exactly what was going on. Good folk out that way.
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