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Caught a bait car riding home today. You probably have another name for them. I’ve also heard them being called other names like rabbits or sacrificial lambs. Whatever you call them they are gifts from the road gods. Not sure what I’m rambling on about? They are those guys in cars that come speeding past you out on the highway. You latch on to them but from a distance of about 100 metres knowing if there’s a highway patrol car out today the bait car is going to catch the speeding ticket and you will have time to react. Sometimes Mr. Baitcar doesn’t like the fact you are using him as bait and will try to lose you, but this only makes it more fun and your trip home quicker . Thanks for that Mr Bait.


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Usually tag them as “rabbits” over here, and yes they make the roadwork much more enjoyable!
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Night shift said the lights on this bulldozer stopped working.



I don’t remember seeing a fuse do that before haha
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While riding through the bush today I rode over a few livestock grids and I started to wonder if other countries use these things. If you have never seen one they are just lengths of railway line placed side by side over a ditch with a gap between each one. They keep livestock where they’re supposed to be without the need of gates. Cattle etc are smart enough to know they can’t walk or jump over them. They can give you a good kick out of your seat if you’re not ready for them, some worse than others.
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G'day Davo.
We drove through the UK last year and they certainly had them there.

I was commenting to the missus just last week that the grids seem to be better than when I was younger. I seem to remember slowing down much more then and still feeling a big jolt where the grids rarely lined up with the road (especially gravel). Do you reckon that's my imagination, better suspension on newer vehicles or because I've moved away from WA and the roads are better in the east?

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Hi Peter, yes you are right, they have definitely improved over the years. Probably because there are a lot less dirt roads, and better earthmoving machines at hand. I can remember they used to build them higher, with a ramp either side like a jump. Now most of them are more level with the road. They seem to sink though, each time they reseal the road and the tarmac either side gets all messed up.
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