Friday, January 16, 2009

There is a reason behind

It is quite strange to find a "SLOW" sign up here on a tree. This enables my thinking.

Is it a silent protest from someone who are busy finding his next breath and frustrated in catching up with friends?

Or is this a friendly reminder by the nature to us that we have to seriously re-think of slowing down?

Every warning sign or reminder is always written in red in order to pull attention. But I observed everyone included myself is numb with the sign. Or say it bluntly, it is actually transparent to us. If a survey is to be done among the hikers, there should be a minority of them who are aware of the sign. It has never served its purpose. City folks have too much to focus on, although it seems like most of us are just busy for nothing, especially it is very naive only to conclude this during the year end reflection.

Then what does the slowing down sign mean for? There is nothing dangerous in front except it looks brighter and shiny. Everyone loves seeing bright sunlight and there should be no hesitation at all. The sunlight is always warm in a cool jungle with fresh air which is oxygen-rich.

What I want to say, this is one of the mountain bike descending trails actually.The warning sign does not mean for anything ahead of us. The danger is right beside us, if you are on a mountain bike. There is a sudden step with a height of about 2 feet immediately before the tree, which is intentionally not captured in the picture. The cyclists must have been warned far away in order to slow down. Nobody likes to experience stun of this kind. My picture is simply misleading. This really happens everyday, in our surrounding.

I have yet to witness any mountain biking on this trek. Hopefully I shall have the opportunity to tell you some stories on this.

5 comments:

Ratty said...

I don't think I would want to ride a bike very fast through there. It looks like it could be dangerous.

Rose Ragai said...

Hehehe..i don't think i will ride a bike there too...i prefer to use my foot instead..:)

rainfield61 said...

Hi, Don't be shy, me too.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

HI Rainfield- Not sure why I hadn't stumbled into your blog yet. This is great stuff. Aren't trees wonderful!

rainfield61 said...

Sharkbytes, Thanks for your first visit and welcome to MyJourney. Yes, trees are wonderful, nature is wonderful as well.