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a path specially made for riding on horseback

Ride

 

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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What has been said of another writer could also be said of Hemingway: "He never quite lost his sense of scrapping to keep his place on a moving freight train" ("Dale Wasserman" 18)--even if Hemingway rode the rails only in his imagination.
"Your hunger hurts physically," said John Fawcett, who rode the rails in 1936.
A 10-page spread headed "Wild Boys" proclaims: "Haunting images of the Great Depression and the desperate young men who rode the rails inspire the style of today's adventurers." The accompanying photo spread of young models looking like 1930s hobos features "crew-neck sweater, $629 at Malo, 814 Madison Avenue ...
The apparent source of the disease was a single imported log that rode the rails west from New York through Pennsylvania and into Ohio.
Over the course of his two months, Mills worked in an orange-packing house and in a lumber camp, lived in hobo "jungles," and rode the rails. He investigated labor agency rackets in which agents and foremen conspired to create artificial turnover in jobs.
The strong, capable woman who rode the rails (at least in fiction) paid tribute to the technological and commercial accomplishments of the men who had made her adventures possible.
Because he's such a gentleman, it's hard to imagine he rode the rails between the Midwest and California for two summers more than 60 years ago.