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    Senior Member tntyz's Avatar
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    My Saturday Ride

    Wanted to participate in the Door County Century, but obligations got in the way of me getting in shape for it. Instead, I decided to do a "Ride Your Age" ride (52 miles) to one of the local historical sites. Weather was about perfect for riding, though the rider petered out at the end. Don't think I had a century in me, but half that worked out okay.

    Here are some pics:



    Nice peaceful little park. I've been there a few times and there's seldom other people around.


    The whole thing is put together with peg construction - not a single nail or screw. Workmanship is amazing.


    I'm sure it will be standing long after me!

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
    I'm sure it will be standing long after me!

    Tony
    Don't be too certain- The Graffiti is creeping in already. Once that gets hold- The next thing is a nice tidy citizen sets fire to it to clean up the neighbourhood.

    I have always wondered about these Covered bridges---WHY?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

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    Senior Member tntyz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I have always wondered about these Covered bridges---WHY?
    I have heard a few explanations, none of which seems particularly plausible:

    - Keeps horses from spooking when crossing the bridge.
    - The roof preserves the wooden bridge structure.
    - It's a service to travellers who get caught out in bad weather.

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