Rough Roads

It was a good night at Top Springs for the Melbourne Cup but the 300km return journey came at a price, the dirt roads up here take a hefty toll on vehicles of all sorts but road cars like my Holden Commodore ute take the biggest beating. In hindsight it was a bad choice but when I bought it, it seemed like a great idea as it was cheaper and more fuel efficient then a four wheel drive and are pleasant to drive. But nine months, one rim, $800 worth of tires, a center bearing and more later the decision to buy a road car over a four wheel drive is starting to add up, and that’s not the end in the photos below you can see the dent in the muffler caused by a rock, the wires from where the trailer lights socket has been removed by rocks and the large dent from where a wallaby decided to headbutt the side of my ute. So if your coming to work on a station spent the extra on a four wheel drive with that clearance and save later on. 

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Bring On The Rain……Sorta

Thunder and Lighting is clashing all around with promising signs of more rain but only a few drops have fallen at the homestead so far, hopefully it falls away from the main road so I can make it to Top Springs for Melbourne Cup tomorrow. We had more cattle lick arrive yesterday with the grader making putting it in the feeder the first priority of the day, by the time I had walked the loader to the feeder and back most of the day was gone, so the rest of the day spent cleaning the ute and fixing the three flat tires it had got during the day. 

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