You’re officially too old for Deni when….

Eight signs you're too old for the Deni Ute Muster


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You know, I really fancy a nice cup of Earl Grey right about now. Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

You know, I really fancy a nice cup of Earl Grey right about now. Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

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Still on Struggle St almost half a week after another massive Deni Ute Muster? Here's some signs you should consider hanging the HQ keys up.

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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. 

Err... can you get 15 kilometres to the litre with that? Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

Err... can you get 15 kilometres to the litre with that? Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

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.

Now, now, gently let out the clutch. Photo- Simon Bayliss.

Now, now, gently let out the clutch. Photo- Simon Bayliss.

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.

I really wish I'd remembered to bring the T2 herbal tea-bags. Pic - Perry Ruffin, AAP.

I really wish I'd remembered to bring the T2 herbal tea-bags. Pic - Perry Ruffin, AAP.

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.

These things aren't as practical as they say - next time it's a nice, comfy T-Shirt and the Dunlop KT-26s for me. Photo- Paul Jeffers.

These things aren't as practical as they say - next time it's a nice, comfy T-Shirt and the Dunlop KT-26s for me. Photo- Paul Jeffers.

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.

I really reckon they sound better on CD.... Photo- Simon Bayliss.

I really reckon they sound better on CD.... Photo- Simon Bayliss.

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.

I really do find the Mount Gay Extra Old rum is a much better match with food... Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

I really do find the Mount Gay Extra Old rum is a much better match with food... Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

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.

And they said sarcasm was the lowest form of wit. Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

And they said sarcasm was the lowest form of wit. Photo- Perry Duffin, AAP.

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.

I wanted to get up to Deni, but the lawns needed mowing and I really had to get the flower beds in order before the Garden Club comes to visit.

I wanted to get up to Deni, but the lawns needed mowing and I really had to get the flower beds in order before the Garden Club comes to visit.

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.

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