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a path specially made for riding on horseback



a narrow lane cut through a forest. Rides are made to designate the boundaries of compartments or to serve construction purposes (the laying of power lines and conduits). Rides divide a forest into economic units for exploitation, registration, economic planning and organization, control of forest fires, and transport of timber. A ride is usually 4–8 m wide. Rides established for fire-fighting purposes (sometimes called fire roads in the U. S.) may be as wide as 20 m.

What does it mean when you dream about riding?

Riding in a dream—be it in a car, train, ship—may indicate that the dreamer is seeking a destination. Alternatively, it may reveal that the dreamer is in a relationship or other situation that he or she feels is going nowhere, and it may require that they “ride it out” for awhile.

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I rode the bench last time we played in the finals,'' said Grubman, who earned his second win in the playoffs by shutting down an offense which features seven batters hitting better than .
The Elasto Painters took command early in the fourth period while Chism rode the bench, erecting several 13-point leads before holding off the Express when their import returned in the final five minutes to rise to a level 4-4 card.
Powe mostly rode the bench the first half of the season, but he's worked his way into becoming one of the team's key reserves.
Teammate and incumbent go-to guy Maurice Taylor rode the bench with foul trouble.
Almond Vosotros sizzled with 19 points, carrying the load for the Green Archers when Teng rode the bench in the third because of foul trouble.
Each went on to varying amateur and professional careers - Weishoff also played in Italy, was on the bronze- medal-winning 1992 team and rode the bench in Atlanta '96; Buck has gold from the 1988 team as well, and Timmons became a successful beach player.