Follow my no-fail tips and tricks on how to bog a quad bike and you are sure of success!
1. Chose the worse day possible – you know a day where things are going from bad to worse? That sort of day. And one where you are totally exhausted. A day where you had to get up at 4:45am to milk cows would be a good one. What about a public holiday too? Nothing like having to be up when everyone else is having a sleep in! Good choice.
2. Choose the muddiest boggiest paddock on the farm – if you are going to get stuck may as well have as much mud as possible. And make sure it is a long long long way to walk back! A few kms at least.
3. Don’t just go for a little bit bogged – really get those tyres spinning so that the bike is stuck good and fast.
4. Make sure you are wearing footwear that makes your poor running niggles even nigglier. Gum boots are an excellent choice.
This is the first time ever that I’ve bogged a quad bike and let me say I did it really well! Today is a public holiday in Northern Tasmania. I’m really tired from zooming around helping out on the farm and trying to get the house sorted ready to go to Melbourne tomorrow. The lower lip trembled but I managed to keep it at that.
There is always a bright side! Sometimes hard to find, but it’s there somewhere…
I got to walk back to the dairy with my favourite cow, Ruggy; so named because she has the most beautiful coat and would make a fabulous Rug. I love her to bits. She is a no-nonsense woman and she hurries up for no one! We had a lovely stroll together (I was out and about getting the second herd in for afternoon milking when the bogging happened).
I enjoyed saying hello to the girls in the retirement paddock as I strolled by.
It’s a gorgeous spring day and the farm is beautiful to be out and about on. The below photo was taken from another ATV, thankfully we have few. Pauly didn’t blink an eye at me bogging the bike. It’s been done many times before and by workers with way more experience than me. If you look carefully at the photo you can see some black spots on the dam, they are black swans – there are dozens of them around at the moment.
Yes, always a bright side somewhere even on a really bad day!
Three sleeps until the Melbourne Marathon Festival for Happy, Friendly Half Marathon Number Four for 2014. AND one more sleep until I fly to Melbourne with Janette. At the moment all I can think of is that going to Melbourne for a half marathon sounds rather restful and stress-free.
Happy running 🙂