IF A RUT IS A GRAVE WITH THE ENDS KICKED OUT, what is a rut filled in by the county tractor? I'll tell what it is, one of the most lethal tricks in the book...
... but, is there a name for such hazards?
They are phrases for sure, and depending on who you're talking to the phrase will range from grateful to hateful.
A hiker, might appreciate a rut being filled in. Just moseying along, it is nice to have a smooth surface on which to plant one's boot even if it's a little loose.
A runner, moving a little faster and hitting the ground with more force, if not careful, could turn an ankle. Lucky for them, they aren't really going all that fast and have time to adjust course accordingly.
But a rider, a racer, like you and I...
... letting it all hang out, possibly at night, might come whipping around a familiar corner and realize too late - if at all! - that things have changed. The ruts are gone...
... that's what the new rider might think, Oh look it's all smooth now. Yippee!...
... Not us. We see that change and our PEDALsense is on high alert, Oh crud, the ruts are gone which means the county tractor rolled through and filled them with loose dust and a couple of rocks. Be careful Joe or we're going down!
Yep, we really think all that and maybe a few saltier words in a micronanomiliseocnd.
We search madly to find the old ruts and avoid them because we know if we hit them with speed the wheels will drop in and we'll be an instant yardsale.
It happens so quick.
This is about the point where I come up with some new, clever name for ruts recently filled in by the county tractor. But, I got nothing. No new word.
No pithy way to describe the feeling we've had, lurking beneath that newly smooth dirt is a disaster waiting to happen.
Can't win 'em all.
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165.2 - the horror!
42 PullUps 84 PushUps 30 leg to shoulder press
7.25 hours sleep