The long weekend is over and people are limping back down the Cobb and Riverina Highways after another epic Deni Ute Muster.
Some of those who may have overindulged somewhat will be feeling that the endurance test that is a full Ute Muster may be a young person’s game – here’s a quick test to see if you’re getting too old for a weekend revelling on the banks of the Edward.
1.) You start wishing for your weekday ride. Sure, the kitted-out WB ute looks a million bucks, but the suspension is non-existent and the fuel consumption – well it’s the Camry every day of the week.
2.) Car safety. You seriously hope those boys and girls doing hoops know what they are doing. They could get hurt! And don’t they know the cost of a new set of tyres these days.
3.) Mod cons. Camping is great and all, but gee, a proper toilet block would be nice. And don’t get you started on how much you’d like a hot shower.
4.) Feeling the blues. Sure the bluey has its place in the woolshed, but as a fashion accessory it falls well short – you get sunburnt by day and freezing by night. Next time you’ll pack the sensible long sleeves.
5.) A tad noisy. You’re a massive Nollsy fan and have got all the albums, but the concert’s going on a little bit late, the volume is hurting your ears and you can’t help thinking it would be nice to kick back with the album on the stereo in the lounge with a cheeky rosé.
6.) Rum rebellion. You still love your rum, but you’d like to think your tastes have matured. Instead of the Bundy OP, you just wish the organisers had a nice Mount Gay or Appleton Reserve to satisfy your rum cravings.
7.) March of time. Your early B&S stickers on the back of the ute would now be old enough to get their own driver’s licence.
8.) Spring has sprung. You love getting up to Deni, but you’ve had a lot of weekends away and the garden is a mess and Bunnings has a special, and besides there’s a few local garden shows you and the better half are keen to getting along to.