Friday, December 17, 2010

Traffic in the Country?

Coming home tonight after working at the jail I was surprised by the mile-long line of traffic going the opposite direction.  I know this road like the back of my hand and I've never seen this before so I had to pull over and record it.  It's really no big deal but traffic isn't suppose to happen in the country is it?  I mean that's why it's called country.  There are less houses and people.

One bonus out of the event was turning the camera sideways and including the almost-full moon.

I got some interesting looks from the drivers while they passed by slowly.  My side of the road was smooth sailing until further ahead at a stop sign.

This shot is blurry but captures the unusual sight.  Ordinarily one or two cars might pass by while swooping around this curve.

I usually take the long way home but tonight in a small town at about the half-way point the road was closed due to construction.  For a split second I was bummed but then I realized it meant being on the bike longer to double back.

I don't care for traffic when on the bike but tonight I was just glad to be holding the handle bars again.  Maybe the traffic was a result of the detour or maybe an unusual infusion of Christmas shoppers.  Who knows.  All I know is it was good to be riding on an early evening in mid December with a full moon.

God's speed.


  1. Like the shot with the moon.

    Could the line of cars have been for a funeral?

  2. Thank you Richard. No, it wasn't a funeral but after I posted this I thought some might think it was due to an accident. I thought my post might have looked insensitive because of making a big deal about traffic. It wasn't an accident either. I think it was just a heavy flow of people going in that direction. The traffic was heading towards a 4-way stop and I think it was just overloaded.

    I don't know if you experience this in Alaska, but when we change time back to standard time it always seems to me that more people are on the roads in the early evening. And it gets more magnified as we get closer to Christmas.

    Thanks for your comment! :)

  3. It does look strange having all that traffic on what looks to be a little country road. I also like the one with the moon.

    ...aren't you glad to going the opposite direction! :)

  4. Glad you got to get out and enjoy the bike again!

  5. You said it felt good to be holding the handlebars again. What had you been holding onto when you rode previously? :)