26 January, 2023

Bloke’s tailbone still recovering after tobogganing over the jumps at Mt Thebarton

When a 14-year-old Alex Dangerfield visited Mt Thebarton in 1995 to experience tobogganing for the first time, he did not expect to still be paying the price some 23 years later.

The Fulham Gardens man made the trip down the now-closed ‘Mt Thebarton’ as part of a school excursion organised by a teacher who had given up on finding educational merit in school excursions.

One of the other students bet me $20,000 that I wouldn’t go over the jumps, but I was really just trying to gain respect from my peers

During a series of escalating dares from classmates, Dangerfield completed such feats as going down backwards, steering using only his feet and tobogganing down the up escalator. But it was agreeing to toboggan over the group of small snowy mounds that would live on in eternal backside pain.

‘One of the other students bet me $20,000 that I wouldn’t go over the jumps, but I was really just trying to gain respect from my peers’, Dangerfield tells the Mail, loosening his tie. ‘I’d tried everything else and still had no respect. None, I tell you’.

‘That excursion was tough, though. I got in there, and I asked the skate hire attendant to hold my bag, he started feeling up my girlfriend. Yeah, it was tough, I tell you. It was tough and it was no easier on the ice either. I fell over while skating, I yelled out to my teacher to say something, he starts yelling at the other kids “go faster!” No respect’.

The interview was cut short by an inexplicable outburst of Journey song “Any Way You Want It” accompanied by spontaneous dancing.

in News, Sport
Related Posts

New “Farmers Onion” Iced Coffee flavour only popular with one man

29 October, 2019

29 October, 2019

In a bold new move by South Australia’s highest selling beverage company, the new Farmer’s Union, “Farmer’s Onion” Iced Coffee...

Barmera economy kept afloat entirely by TV Travel Auctions

22 January, 2019

22 January, 2019

‘Who wants to go on a holiday, holiday, holiday?’ You can hear the eternally-repeating echoes of John Dean’s famous voiceover...

Local numpty goes to new Royal Adelaide Hospital just to have a look around

9 July, 2018

9 July, 2018

Despite having no current health issues, John Duffle of Windsor Gardens has made his fourth trip to the new Royal...

Rob Lucas thanks Tammy from MyBudget for her assistance this week

5 September, 2018

5 September, 2018

Preparing his first budget in over 17 years, Treasurer Lucas wasn’t really sure where to start. ‘Yeah, it was a...

Prison Bar design actually based on smiles of Port Adelaide fans

28 September, 2020

28 September, 2020

As the battle between Port Adelaide and Collingwood around who owns vertical monochrome stripes continues, football historians have discovered that...

South Australia officially changing State slogan to “So what High School did you go to?”

17 September, 2018

17 September, 2018

Since discontinuing “The Festival State”, the South Australian Slogan Association (SASA) has decided on a new official state slogan after...

Ridgehaven Hungry Jack’s bushes heritage listed

22 February, 2021

22 February, 2021

Finally joining the likes of South Australian icons such as Popeye and Wayne Weidemann’s Mullet, the row of street facing...

Gepps Cross Home HQ responsible for 30% of SA divorces

10 February, 2022

10 February, 2022 1

Researchers have found that nearly a third of all South Australian divorces can be contributed directly to a single source,...

Single bloke on Kangaroo Island killing it on Tinder this week

1 November, 2018

1 November, 2018

What a week it has been for Steve Bachelor, 34, of Kangaroo Island. ‘It gets pretty hard dating in regional...

Crows family members plead for exemption to leave South Australia after sons’ 2020 season

25 September, 2020

25 September, 2020

TRENT BARTLETT Following the decision by health authorities to allow Port Power family members into SA on a special exemption...

Greenhills Adventure Park equipment repurposed for new ‘Greenhill Road Adventure Park’

1 February, 2019

1 February, 2019

After closing over two years ago, Victor Harbor’s biggest attraction and insurance liability Greenhills Adventure Park will have a new...

Modbury Triangle celebrates 14th shopper of 2020

3 March, 2020

3 March, 2020

In what has been an admittedly slower year for one of the smaller metropolitan shopping outlets, Modbury Triangle Shopping Centre...

Breaking: PAC old scholar forgets to write ‘PAC’ in Tinder bio

5 February, 2019

5 February, 2019

In a devastating oversight that is already proving costly to his romantic chances ahead of Valentine’s Day, Sebastian Anglosaxon has...

Easter weekend marks beginning of ‘Be afraid to wear your Kathmandu jacket in public’ season

11 April, 2020

11 April, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Easter carries with it a deeper, important meaning for so many in our community. For...

Community members begin filling in for teachers as strike takes effect

1 July, 2019

1 July, 2019

In a plot device lifted directly from the golden years of The Simpsons, unqualified members from the community have begun...

Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: