Rural roads are not city streets. They are often narrower or may vary in width. You may have less room to maneuver or a loose gravel and grass berms to contend with. Don't forget about sharp dips or unexpected turns.


Normal speeds for horse drawn buggies range from 5 to 8 mph. When pulling large farm equipment or loads they may be slower.
Drivers of these vehicles may have low or blocked visibility. Always anticipate left hand turns.


Watch "closure time," the time you have to recognize and respond when coming to a vehicle. Also remember a buggy may back ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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THIS IS OUR VIEW - Sights, Sounds, Seasons
By: Nancy Lembke

“Harvest Moon” is what they call the full moon of September - a moon bright enough that one could see well enough after the sun has set to continue harvesting the appropriate crops.   The challenge to get children up and ready for school becomes harder since the sun doesn’t want to ‘get up’ early either.  Cool nights make for better sleeping than the “dog days of summer” and wearing a sweater in the morning hours that can be removed as the day warms up is a matter of ...
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Join us September 12, 2015, for the Amish Country Challenge, an organized bike ride touring scenic Holmes County. Experience the beauty of Ohio’s Amish Country while riding the rolling back roads of Holmes County. Choose between a relaxed 25-mile route, a challenging metric century, or step up to the 5000-ft plus vertical gain of the full century. Century riders enjoy lunch and aid stations hosted by local Amish families and businesses in addition to a post-ride Amish meal.

Make no mistake, this ride is not just about the beauty of the area but also about the “Challenge”. Holmes County is known ...
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