Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Joys of Rural Commuting

My wife wonders why it takes me so long to drive home from work. Except for the few towns along the way, the speed limit is 70 miles per hour or higher.

Well, here is the most common reason: slow moving farm implements. Take, for example, this cultivator being pulled by a tractor. The tractor's top speed is considerably less than 70 mph. Traffic, thus, builds up behind it. The road is one lane in each direction with enough traffic coming toward you to make passing difficult. One by one, the cars pass. Here, there is one more car between me and the implement:

After miles of moving closer and closer, the tractor finally turns off on to a side road. Here is a better look, as I pass the side road:

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