A great change of terrain and landscape today as we left the muddy black soil plains and headed for the hills. The New England can be quite cold at this time of year, but the weather finally turned on a show and spoiled us with mild, almost warm temperatures through the day. For the first time since leaving Toowoomba, the rally cars were kicking up and driving in dust.
Rolling hills, rugged stony ranges and tall hard stand timbered forests, a stark contrast from the first few days. No two days are ever the same on the RBR and once again, we were excited to deliver what the entrants came for. It’s the tough and challenging tracks through amazing country that not too many people know where to look, let alone find. Going that extra mile is always worth every bit of effort with huge rewards for everyone.
All the cars are now in Bellbrook and accounted for. All cars are well except two. Car 120 (Who’s Shout) broke a diff late this afternoon and are currently making plans and arranging parts to be ready and waiting in Port Macquarie. Car 142 are still in Moree but will be underway first thing tomorrow and will join us once again in Port Macquarie, ready to start the Super.
Tomorrow is one of the biggest and most exciting days we have organised or pieced together. Our Road Boss Rally heads for the finish line in Port Macquarie, where we will also have another 40+ cars waiting for us. As soon as all the RBR cars are in, we spin around and start flagging everyone off for the Super. Then tomorrow night is the night of all nights. Every single person, regardless of what event/s they are doing or have done, will be in the room. Holy dooly, I hope the roof is bolted on tight, it is going to be one heck of a party. We will also be announcing our 2016 fundraising total and handing over our big cheque to GIVIT. That alone is going to be a memorable and very proud moment in the RBR history.
Working off the back of the ute tonight with a few rain drops starting to blur my screen, so with that I think I should leave you for today’s update.
Although we are so excited about tomorrow and can’t wait to get the whole mob together, it will be sad to say good bye to the guys who are leaving us in Port. This little group has been amazing and I have been extremely proud to move them around the country. They have all done us proud and it is rewarding to have achieved our number one goal. They will be travelling home, covered in mud, dust and dirt with a smile and grin that a bulldozer couldn’t shift.
Thank you to all our followers all and we look forward to sharing the final update for the RBR at Port Macquarie and then updating you with our Super Addition updates as we get geared to spin around and start our next adventure, Westward across the country.
We might even get a chance to upload a gallery of our more “professional” pics in the next day or so. I have just been grabbing a few happy snaps to go up with each nights update, but once we get an opportunity, we will place a great selection and gallery of images from this week on the web site as well.
Cheers from the Upper Macleay River – Bellbrook.
Cheers - Road Boss.