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Submitted: Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:36
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im sitting here bored so i would like to know.after a couple of members recent experiences.your biggest scare while out 4wdriving.
now i know you all have one so go on do tell.
what were you doing to think my god why am i here.or how /why did i go there.
or i didnt think it was such a big drop/climb.
dont be ashamed lol
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:44

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:44
When I was 17, I was mustering about 800 sheep in a Little Suzuki...... the twin cylinder 360 cc. model. Sun was setting and facing me fair in the eyes, then WHOA!!!! The earth swallowed me up!

I drove straight into a blow hole. Boss thought it was funny, all he could see was my head, sort of like a gopher having a look around.

Cheers

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: mr diamond - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:48

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:48
LONE WOLF. Is now to be known as the lone gopher.lol
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:53

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:53
.....aahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

twas a trick to steal my handle........

I lied......... I was never 17........

Please let be be Wolfie.........pleeeeeese......

Cheers

LONE WOLF LONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLF LONE WOLF LONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLF LONE WOLF LONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLFLONE WOLF
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Follow Up By: mr diamond - Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:59

Saturday, Jul 10, 2004 at 21:59
well wolfie instead of 10 hail marys you can send me 10 stickers(e/o) and you may be known as lone wolf.lol
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:35

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:35
Lone gopher DOES have a ring to it, maybe Troopy Traveller can do you a gopher gif Wolfie, or should I say Gophie!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 07:39

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 07:39
Sure Bonz wasnt sure if a wolf or gopher was supposed to pop up. Glad you missed me while a I was learning to drive, LOL. Carolyn

a href="http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v294/Troopy_Travellers/wolfiegopher.gif">Wolfie down a hole

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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:20

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:20
second attempt
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:09

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:09
hahahahaah what a classic, Carolyn you are a gem.

The Lone Gopher.
When you're in trouble
And you just cant
work out what that
rattle underneath is
reach for your member message
and call
THE LONE GOPHER

HAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:29
Thank you Bonz nothing a lady loves more than to be appreciated. The gopher was actually very cute. Perhaps Wolfie might like to be the Lone Gopher LOL. Carolyn

Gopher
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:30
Ahh Carolyn, thats MUCH cuter than Wolfie hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 00:12

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 00:12
Just after I got my first 4WD and before I learnt how to drive it properly, I got stuck going across a wet slope. Ended up against a big tree, which was just as well. Past the tree was a 3 foot drop into a gully full of blackberries. When it started sliding sideways, I thought my new toy was finished!

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Reply By: ben - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:19

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:19
when i was 18, bought my first 4wd, an old landcruiser fj40.
took it out to a beach and was doing some sand dune driving.
being the inexperienced driver i was , i got caught going sideways accross a dune when it decided to slowly colapse under me.
5 of my quick thinking mates had to get out of their 4wds and hold the vehicle from rolling over, after some careful digging and a lot of thinking we decided it was best just to , turn down the dune and give it full throttle.
fortunately, on 2 wheels the rig made it to the bottom and no-one was worse for wear.
next day i had some roll bars installed for $400.00, just for the peace of mind, luckily enough never had to use, them.
tell you what , i have been a lot more careful on sand dunes since then.
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Reply By: rolande- Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:37

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 01:37
G60 ute, cruising home on country road at 95km/h. No sorry, I lie, G60 never that fast!
Cruising along at 90 km/h, dreamily listening to the exhaust note, (can't hear anything above it), come over crest of a hill, 50 metres in front is a car towing a trailer load of dirt bikes overtaking a car and caravan, heading straight for me. Decided to see how the old girl would go in a paddock in 2WD, silly me didn't think of putting in 4wd before going bush. Closed eyes, hoped for the best.

Result.
One unhappy farmer missing 20m metres of fence :(
One unhappy Falcon owner with no front end left on vehicle and bent bike trailer :(
One grateful G60 owner who could still open their eyes without feeling any pain :)
One unhappy G60 ute with the side swiped out of it, write-off.(don't you love heavy duty bull bars) :)

They say that the spur of the moment trips can often be the best, most memorable 50 metres of dirt driving I ever did.

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:07

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:07
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:57

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 17:57
When I was 17 I used to go 4WD in a Morris 1100 - it didn't matter that it really wasn't 4WD - anywhere I went was scary - I was way out on a property west of Quilpie, sometimes the kids (I was governessing) and I would muster in it. When we got bogged in the sandy creek crossings the littlest kid would steer and the rest of us would push.
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:53

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 19:53
MMMMM Ruth, LOL, yes we also went where these days only 4WD go in a Morris 1100 ...... mmmm....... about that age also....for a private picnic and down a big sandy slightly grassy hill and it couldnt get up and over so MOTH (or boyfreind then ;) )had to walk to what is now Boat Harbour 4WD Park and get someone I knew to come and tow us out with an old fashioned landrover. Was my face red........ Carolyn.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:40

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:40
Hey Carolyn - great memories, must be about the same age. One of our friends had a Morris 1000 and went parking at famous National Park (which was risky with all of us hanging around) - anyway, it seems a little unclear(even now - hahaha) how it happened but in the throes of passion (obviously from the back seat) someones foot hit the gear stick (those really long ones) and knocked it out of gear and it slowly slipped over the bank and onto the big (as in large) rocks at the water's edge. The passion must have been quite something because they didn't realise it had happened until one stepped out of the car to go for a walk. About the same time this happened it turned out some of the littler kids were spying on the big kids and came running up the hill to tell the rest of us.
Down the hill we rushed to see, back up the hill with the plan - we had to 'borrow' the SWB Landrover belonging to Father of boy in back seat. SWB being untouchable to the kids. Very difficult as Father was in house with visitors (parents of some of us). We quietly pushed it out of the garage backwards, and down the long hill where we could start it without Father hearing. About twenty of us to the rescue which was quite difficult really, bouncing Morris backwards over those big rocks but little damage occurred - the hardest part was getting the SWB back into the garage without making any noise. The driver of the Morris turned into a pilot - one can only hope his foot doesn't hit something in the front of one of those Jumbos in an odd moment of passion!!! Gosh, that was a good memory. Thanks for reminding me, Carolyn.
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:52

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:52
Did you grow up in "The Shire" Ruth? Have Botany Bay National Park on the East and Bonna Point on the west here and those planes come right in over the top sometimes so I also hope he watches what he is doing or he might end up in a couple of big norfolk pine trees or the oil refinery, lol, Carolyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:05

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:05
Nup, it was in Queensland. LOL LOL. Hope he doesn't look on this site - actually we all got a bit of a shock that night because the girl turned out to be a very straight laced cousin of mine! Hahaha. Been laughing away here ever since I typed that story.
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:10

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 22:10
They say its those ones you have to watch Ruth lol. Carolyn
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Reply By: Member - John C (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:52

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:52
10 yr plus years ago up at double island point sth of rainbow beach, was coming back to freshwater campsite across leisha track from wide bay.

tide was almost in, had left it very late, hit the beach, only had 1km to camp and 'murphy' decided to turn up. my old tray back just died and decided that that was far enough.

i was in soft sand already which was never a prob but the waves coming in under the vehicle was a very worrying sight. you always think how could people get stuck so bad they lose the vehicle and here i was.
the bloke with me sh.. himself, as did I. because we were about the last to return help was looking bleak. my mate ran down the beach to summon help while i pleaded with the truck to start.

in the end a bloke who had been an anchor vehicle for pulling boats from the water in wide bay turned up to my absolute joy.

makes you ever cautious from then on..
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:28
Hey John C, where was your camp - my Dad and his mates had a camp just south of the Bubbler (a permanent camp) made mostly from oregon pine washed up on the beach. Sometimes the beach was so good and the moon right that we could go up late Friday nights (and the tide too) other times it was stinking, especially when the black rocks were exposed about Teewah. Used to bribe Sid the bargeman with a couple of tinnies (and an orange in case he got scurvy). The Sarg at Tewantin Police Station got sick of seeing me drive Dad's LWB Landrollover past the Police Station and made me get a drivers licence. LOL. Couldn't get away with it now. Your story reminded me of the time I was 'up the beach' on my own and busted the axle in the soft sand up near the Lighthouse - bogged in soft sand, no 4wd, incoming higher than usual tide, prayers not working and late in the afternoon, middle of the week, in the days when the only people travelling the beach were the wormies.
All I could think of was how to get out of the mess and not cause Grievious Bodily Harm to Dad's pride and joy. Out of the sandy mist came one of the wormies - my saviour. Got out of the bog, slunk back to camp. next morning at low tide took off for home with fingers crossed. When I got onto the barge Sid already knew about my misadventure and it was a pretty sure bet Dad did too. Straight to the Garage thinking I could get it fixed without him knowing. No such luck. Told me he thought I'd already learned a few lessons out of that (I did). Thanks for reminding me of that John C. Good times up there - fine fishing also.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 20:34

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 20:34
ducks get bored easily eh?
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Follow Up By: mr diamond - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:24

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 13:24
QUACK
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 08:32

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 08:32
A few years back we were coming back down Fraser Island to the barge and got to Hook Point a little late on the rising tide. Thought I would be OK so stupid here kept going. Got to the stage were I had too little beach left to turn around and was being forced up against the sand cliff by the surf. Took a couple of waves up to wheel depth but had no choice, couldn't stop where I was, couldn't turn around, so just kept the right foot buried and prayed. (there was a stony silence from the passenger seat!) Luckily the trusty Paj pulled through and we made it around but SWMBO was not impressed. Didn't speak to me for days and I thoroughly deserved it!
Moral of the story is don't be foolhardy like me and try to beat the tide. It stops for no one. Hook Point should only be attempted 2 hours either side of low tide. After this, take the inland road!

John
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Follow Up By: oddy - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:44
always take the inland road....
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 11:38

Monday, Jul 12, 2004 at 11:38
Me and my Frozi. Had a narrow track feroza (first 4wd) and was blatting down the beech from two rocks to seabird on a 40c day with my friend. Hit some very very soft sand that was just melting under me, kept the right foot planted. I was in second gear low range and the engine was pinging. Getting slower and slower I thought I was stuffed, it was about to stall so as a last resort I grabbed a hand full of first low range and she spun and spun and pulled through. YAY, mean while my friends were all bogged behind me because I'd made them go so slow!
1km down the beech I sit there waiting and waiting for 30 mintues or so. They kept calling me on the radio to come back and I said no way, dig yourselves out, if I go back I'll get stuck too!
Eventually they convinced me to go back. I tried to turn around on the soft beech and put my right front wheel just onto the wet sand. The front of the car just plowed in and sunk. The more I stuggled going from reverse to 2nd low it just kept sliding down the sand towards the water. After about 30 minutes of digging the tied was starting to splash under the car and fill in all of our hard digging efforts, I had to close the drivers to so as to stop the waves entering the car. I was almost in tears!!
Then a little suzuki with 33" and a 2.0L escort motor and no sides came blatting over the dunes to my rescue, it took 4 blokes digging and pushing, two toe ropes tied together and a run up along the track on the beech before she "popped" out.
I still get nervous on the beech! :-)

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Follow Up By: oddy - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:41

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2004 at 21:41
scary sh..!
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