Yes, that's why I threw out the idea almost as soon as I had it. Although....there are alme graves there that have huge statues on top of them, and I don't need the top of the grave shown. So I could just get Mary or Jesus to help me out by holding the rope. Where I'm at now is:
A) grab a ton of bean bag chairs, old couch cushions, stuff that's easy to move with some "give" to it, and lay wood planks over it...then....push a wheelchair over it.
make a little race track looking mini track with adjustable legs and just hold the camera against the back wall of this track while sliding it mounted to a little baby tripod rig.
All of these sound like much more effort than renting a circular track and just shimming it up and being quick. Probably where I'm headed.