This confession might or might not be a shocker to you, but at least half the time I don’t actually have to go randomly searching for picture opportunities to meet the various Cycle365 Challenges. I’ve ridden the streets and nearby rural highways so often that I know exactly where to go to capture many of my pictures. That’s especially true this time of the year when I hesitate to stray too far from home.
Today’s featured picture is a good example. This morning I saw Scott’s picture of a warning sign in front of a mining operation. It only took my brain about a minute to figure out where I had to go to find MY Town’s equivalent. And it only took another 20 minutes to get there.
From there I rode another 20 minutes to get to another place where I already knew about a hazard I confronted a couple of months ago. Back then I was innocently pedaling through the driveway of our local National Guard Armory as a shortcut from one road to another. At the far side of the driveway, a thin chain stretched across. I couldn’t even see it before I ran into it and nearly got clotheslined right off my bike.
That would have been a great hazard to photograph, but when I got there this morning I found that driveway hadn’t been plowed all the way through. There was no drive-thru, no chain, no hazard — just a dead end filled with snow.
That’s it for today. I wonder if I can post at least one hazard every day this month? Maybe I could, but I’ll probably give up by February 10th. Tomorrow we’re supposed to be getting freezing rain followed by a couple inches of snow. I won’t post that. But when the roads are plowed, I know where to find a bunch of hazardous potholes.