Greetings all. Following is a report from my recent tour in South Queensland. If nothing else, it will be a cheap way to boost my post count
Day 1: Ho hum
In hindsight, this was probably the least exciting day of the entire tour. Not unpleasant as such, just not particularly interesting. It started with a train ride to Ipswich that got delayed for an hour, so I didn't get to ride until just after 9am . After this it was a cruisy ride through rolling country passing through the towns of Granchester, Laidley and Gatton (where I stopped for lunch). Basically, it was all about finding backroads to avoid the Warrego Highway.
I found a pleasant campground by a creek at Helidon (don't ask me to describe where that is), where there were a couple of others who apparently hate each other's guts (I didn't ask why). Both of them wanted to talk about my ride (albeit separately) and give local advice. I don't know what it is about cycle touring, but for some reason, the sight of a bike seems to make people want to talk.
Actually, their advice was useful, because I found a good way to climb the range the next day.