Originally Wingman and Freddo were going Anti clockwise to knock over Sydney and Brisbane early in the ride, but then Debbie decided to make a mess up north so they decided to completely change the route and attempt it clockwise, which would hopefully allow time for the road crews to clean up the Bruce. In the end they ran out of time.
Our Ox one of the uber Heavy Hitters of the IBR family..thats for sure..i'm gonna do my bit and become an interceptor on his return..i'm going south to ride back the last 800km or so with him..cheers and yippee..jn
The water is more than likely gone by now Peter.
no road closures for Tablelands Highway as of Sat 15 Apr 2017 11:05:46 CST, there are some roadworks. Same report for the Carpentaria highway out to Daly Waters at the Stuart Highway.
When Ox was at Barkly HS earlier, I did phone the lady at the Booooorrooooolooooola BP to check if the road conditions between her and Daly Waters had improved. Her answer, I think he will be ok on a motorbike they haven't had rain for a week. I did leave a message on Ox's voice mail stating that, but he was already riding north.