Friday, April 17, 2009

Two Cars And A Rope

Very often, we see one motorcycle pulling another one along with a rope. Recently, we saw two cars doing the same thing. I don't know enough about cars but wouldn't it ruin the gearbox or whatever thingi in the car if you just drag it along on all four wheels?

The traffic moves so slowly here that having these two cars on the road didn't slow things down noticeably. There is always lot of traffic, a lot of motorcycles in between and a lot of huge potholes so, everyday speed here is about 40km/h. When we hit 60km/h, I start to feel like we're speeding!

I circled the rope in white but its still hard to see. If you click the photo and see it in its original size, you can see the rope quite clearly.



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8 comments:

Wayne said...

its quite a common thing over here in england to see one car towing another with rope

great photo friday

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Yup also common here is the states. I've been the one steering and in control of the brakes on the behind car.....

Mike said...

If the towed car has a manual transmission you can just put it in nuetral and you're OK. If it has an automatic the driving wheels should be off the ground before being towed.

Amanda said...

I must have always been living in countries that don't do this :)

Good to know that it can actually be done (and is commonly done).

Bilbo said...

Mike's right. I've been towed that way before. It can be dangerous, though, if the towee isn't paying attention when the tower stops suddenly...

newlyweds said...

I've seen people on the highway in texas doing this, its extremely dangerous, because the other car can't stop, eek!

Oh and those little cars are cute! We don't have many of those in Texas.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I was pulled behind a pick up truck once. I was riding my bike and it was hooked up to a rope. I was being pulled full speed up a hill and saw a police and quickly dropped the rope before the police officer. As I was going full speed up this hill, trying to look like I was working hard, but the reality is that the bike was going faster than I could peddle and I will never forget the perplexed look as I passed the police officer.

fiona said...

likewise, i'm so used to the 'slow' speed here when i'm in sin, my heart gains speed when on the highway.

great photoshot. wonder rope.