Saturday, May 20, 2017

More thoughts from the highway

There are very few stretches of flat, straight roads through northern Arkansas. When encountering a sign like this one ... makes me stop and think.

Most signs for a hill are the picture type of signs.

And these are the signs I'd been seeing on my way to Memphis.
Encountering HILL made me wonder -- Is this an old sign that hasn't been replaced or is this hill going to be longer or steeper than the ones I've been riding?

It turned out that it was most likely the first as the hill was pretty typical for the Ozarks of northern Arkansas.

But it did get me to thinking...
Why don't we see signs that warn us of going uphill?
A Google image search will show that there are such signs, but I'm not sure that I've ever really seen one. I know that there are slow lanes for trucks on many uphill climbs, and signs that instruct slower traffic to keep to the right on uphill grades, but I don't recall a sign picturing a car or truck going uphill.
Maybe I just haven't been paying attention and those signs have gone unnoticed because they have little effect on me.

Just a thought...

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Maybe the HILL sign honors you.

Mike said...

So when are you going back for a midnight ride to get one of those 'hill' signs?