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Where fallen has fallen to falling where rocks are concerned.

January 26, 2012

I’ve often wondered if there is a traffic caution sign committee. One that puts to vote the content of the imprint. And what criteria is used for those situations where there could be a slight disagreement about exactly what one wants to caution one about.

Consider rocks for example. They apparently come in two varieties: The fallen kind – those geological discards that fall privately and litter the roadway, or the falling kind – those actually coming soon to a vehicle near you.

Ever since infancy, I have peered through the glass and wondered why it is that at some locations I am to watch for Fallen Rocks but in other locations I am to beware of Falling Rocks. It seems to me that this is an important distinction. It dictates where I actually look – in the road for obstacles, or up in the air for mayhem.

Until today, no matter the version of cautionary signage, I had yet to see a roadside rock mid-flight. Glad I looked up.

Today’s run: 6 miles easy, no issues.

Today’s commute: 45 miles, one near miss.

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2 Comments
  1. That must have been stone cold scary, and events like that remind us that we sometimes take life for granite. At least you rocked it on your run! (sorry)

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