Posted by Ken on July 07, 1998 at 07:55:56:
In response to Some of us are doomed, written by Roger V on July 05, 1998 at 02:53:38
] ] Apparently country lanes we see about us (those who are fortunate to see such things at any rate ;-) ) are the product of the motor vehicle age.
] And of course you are right.... a road with two ruts and grass in between would be made by motor vehicles. Horses and other animals would not leave that strip between the ruts.
No, but wagons and carriages would. It would depend on how heavily the road was used & by what traffic mostly. The wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail in the US, for example, were never used for motor traffic, yet have easily visible & deep ruts--knee deep, in some cases. That's an extraordinary example, of course; thousands used that trace over several decades time. But there would certainly be similar traces in England over any dirt track that saw any significant cart traffic.
- Ruts and more ruts Roger V 00:35:31 7/09/98 (7)
- Expectations Ken 07:52:57 7/09/98 (6)
- A possible explanation? Carolyn B 21:59:43 7/09/98 (5)
- That's It Ken 07:58:19 7/10/98 (4)
- What about.... Carolyn B 08:42:11 7/10/98 (3)
- Wagons etc Earlene 05:30:02 7/12/98 (0)
- Roads, ruts, horses, wagons.... Roger V 12:39:53 7/10/98 (1)
- Now if we could just get an NSF grant to study this ; -) *nfm* Carolyn B 20:12:55 7/10/98 (0)
- a stupid question... P. Bingham 23:50:02 7/07/98 (15)
- Off the beaten path Earlene 05:41:54 7/12/98 (0)
- Elliding Ken 08:19:04 7/08/98 (13)
- Did you say Geology? P. Bingham 03:53:09 7/09/98 (6)
- Hot Topics Ken 07:59:23 7/09/98 (5)
- Of course....... Caroline 15:05:30 7/09/98 (4)
- Mea Maxima Culpa Ken 08:18:04 7/10/98 (3)
- whew Earlene 05:48:34 7/12/98 (0)
- Okay , Okay, enough already!;-) Caroline 23:14:42 7/10/98 (0)
- Sorry, Forgot to Add Plentiful (-:s to Previous Note! (nfm) Ken 12:13:57 7/10/98 (0)
- What are men to rocks and mountains? Caroline 10:09:53 7/08/98 (5)
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