Off Road Ramblings

Sexy Beast
Sexy Beast

So you found your way to my Off Road Ramblings page, I’m assuming that means you’re a bit of a four wheel driving enthusiast, or you’re lost. Which ironically is kinda what happens when you’re a bit of a four wheel driving enthusiast.

My chariot of choice at this point in my existence is a 1980 BJ40 Landcruiser known as Rusty – because of its colour, not the fact that it may or may not contain the occasional rust patch. He’s a bit unusual in that he has a 2B diesel engine which from all I’ve been able to work out is very uncommon, at least in Australia anyway. He’s still a work in progress but it has come a long since I first bought it home in about 1000 pieces.

Anyway, I’ll be whacking up a few stories about my previous off road adventures and whatever trouble I get myself into in the future.

So buckle up, lock in the hubs and join me bouncing around this beautiful country that is Australia.

Best Way to Spend a Weekend.

Greetings my friends. By golly it seems like the last time I wrote a blog post was just after Jesus Christ opened the batting for the Jerusalem Under 13s cricket team. But there’s a good reason behind it, I’ve been working on a video blog, or “vlog” as they’re known ...
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The Soul of the Wolf Runs Deep

No doubt for many of today’s domesticated dogs the call of the wild and the soul of the wolf lies buried deep in their hearts. Right down the line from your Huskies and German Shepherds to the ferocious yapping of your average Chihuahua. But somewhere along the line  an individual ...
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These New Cars Are Alright eh!

So I’ve crossed to the dark side. I’ve betrayed all that I hold dear. For years I have been an advocate that old four wheel drives are better than the new ones. I’ve punted my old Hilux, a Ford Courier and my beloved old 40 Series Landcruiser around tracks that ...
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The Third Bit of the Simmo Saga

My dear readers who have been following the tale of my intrepid travels across the Simpson Desert may remember that way back in the dark days of the last few months of 2016 I posted the second bit of the epic journey, and left it hanging after a quiet and ...
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The Rest of the Tale

So last time we visited this space was back before Christmas and New Years. Since that time I’ve had added kilos through over indulgence in food and lost brain cells through over indulgence in drink, so I think that means I’ve broken even. Prior to the break I advised you ...
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The Drought is Broken

Finally, after a break of nearly twelve months, I’ve managed to get out and get some dust up my nose and bush pin-striping down the side of Rusty. There have been any number of reasons why I’ve been unable to get out bush, ranging from kid’s sport, domestic responsibilities and ...
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That Wonderful First Time, Part 1.

I think we all remember our first time. The nervousness, the anticipation, the absolute wonder of the unknown about to be fully exposed to you. All those thoughts chasing each other endlessly around your mind. This is going to be great. I’ve waited so long for this. What if I ...
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‘I am the Bringer of Rain’ or alternately ‘I am Spartacus’

Why the double barrel title you ask? Well in the TV show which aired a few years ago, Mr Tacus was proclaimed the Bringer of Rain because after he’d finished reducing an opponent to pulp in the gladiator arena, the heavens opened up and ended the long drawn-out drought that ...
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Finding out your vehicle’s idiosyncrasies – the hard way

One of the best and/or worst things about getting an old banger and fixing it up is that you never quite know what you're going to get. Sure, with a bit of an experienced eye you can figure out the main stuff like rust, bearing and bushes and all the ...
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The Ballad of the Hilux of Doom

I used to think that love at first sight was a myth. Right up there with Bunyips, the Loch Ness Monster and Two-Headed Tasmanians (although I am still open to the Tasweigian concept). The thought that you can lay eyes on someone and straight away fall deeply and madly in ...
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