Twelve Again

‘Ramp ahead’ said the sign. Now often when a sign says ‘ramp’ that usually means something completely different to the thing we ordinary civilians mean by ramp – a bit of a step up or down in the road surface (or even an enormous chasm in the road) but this was a proper ramp. It was at the point where the road passed through a farm yard and the farmer was pumping some sort of agricultural substance from one part to the other and a nice steep metal ramp had been placed going over the hose. On the way out, going up the hill, this was merely a pain. But coming back, accelerating down the hill, it became something else entirely. It became a jump.

My outer thirty-*cough*-year-old was reaching for the brake as I realised this, but it seemed my inner twelve-year-old was in charge of the pedals and still accelerating. Sadly, some caution kicked in at the last minute and I didn’t get a lot of air – but if it’s still there next week, I’ll have to have another go. And properly this time.

Helmet? Why on earth would I want to wear a helmet?

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9 Responses to Twelve Again

  1. Autolycus says:

    And I don’t think Evel Knievel ever jumped a slurry pipe, so there could be a record in it.

  2. john says:

    we have a sign at the place that I work, it says.
    you came to college with your brains don’t leave without them.

    wear a helmet

  3. disgruntled says:

    John – ah, I left my brains at college long ago, in the bar I think.
    Autolycus – an open slurry pit – now there would be a challenge. I think I’ll pass though.

  4. j says:

    pass though or pass through – your choice 😉

  5. R::B says:

    Our RAMP signs are back…the road has been repaired twice since my last post on the subject. I honestly don’t know why they keep trying to repair it and not just span the damage with a ramped reinforced concrete slab. And call it a bridge…

  6. disgruntled says:

    Because there’s money in their road-fixing budget, but not in their infrastructure budget, probably.

  7. R::B says:

    cynic! :c)

  8. disgruntled says:

    No, just spent far too long working in the public sector…

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