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Sunday, October 21, 2012

RIDING A ONE LANE ROAD IN KENTUCKY

ONE LANE ROAD

Sometimes I find myself riding along a beautiful one lane road when I am out and about finding neat places to record for a possible post. I found the above one especially nice but a bit precarious to drive. There certainly was no shoulder to pull over on or a drive to pull into if a car or truck came from the opposite direction. On the one side of the road was a solid rise of mountain rock and the other edge of the road was a steep downward incline falling to a creek. "Stay on the road and hope that no other cars come at me," I whispered to myself. What are the rules of the road if one does? Who backs-up? It would be a long back-up! Is it like at a stop sign, whoever arrives first goes first. That wouldn't work in this situation. Oh well, there is a first for everything so maybe by having another car meet me on this road I'll find out the rules. All in a day's outing -- sometimes learning some unwritten rules.


14 comments:

  1. I love those one lane roads. Back country drives are the best way to spend an afternoon. Yes, sometimes we learn the "rules" as we go.

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    1. Teresa, Yes, everytime I move to a new area I have to become aware of the unwritten rules and yes, learn the "rules" as we go. thanks -- barbara

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  2. It's a beautiful road, beautiful place to be. On such a road, I think I'd rather be on my own two feet so the backup question would not arise ... unless I met a bear.

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    1. June -- I sometimes question my sanity when I drive some of these backroads. But so far all has worked out. Your two feet is not a bad idea though. thanks -- barbara

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  3. This does look a bit precarious, but really beautiful. Thanks for taking the risk.

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    1. Michelle -- It was a bit challenging at some points but worth the effort of overcoming my fears as it was beautiful. -- thanks -- barbara

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  4. You've got to be careful on those back roads, but this one certainly looks serene.

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    1. Rubye -- You are so right about being careful. There is a limit to my adventurous spirit. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  5. Barbara, I like your spirit and thank you for the extent you go to for your readers. We sure do enjoy the pictures of Kentucky. For me, it's a new excursion and learning experience each time you hit the Publish button. I wonder just what's around this one-lane corner.

    Maybe the smallest vehicle backs up in situations like this. Thanks for the fun.

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    1. Nature Weaver - thanks for the generous words. Happy to share my excursions with folks. They are my passions - exploring natural and built landscapes along with the local people. It is what I have always liked to do since I was very young. -- barbara

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  6. That road looks to me like heaven. But be careful!

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    1. Hattie -- It really was a beautiful road that I was determined to ride, and I am glad I did. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  7. I love . . . and hate those roads. You just keep going and hope you don't meet anyone.

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    1. Janet -- I love them if I am driving -- but not with another driver. I still feel a sense of apprehension when I drive them. I imagine you have many similar roads your way. Did you get any snow from Sandy? -- barbara

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