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    destination sinage on the back of your bike

    Remember those old black and whites movies where folks packed all their belongings on atruck and put a sign on the back that read something like: "California Or Bust!"

    Last year I was so impressed with the distance of my commute I thought it would be fun if not get me more respect (and clearance from cagers) that I thought of possibly listing my from and to city names like this: Maynard/Newton and maybe change it for the ride home. Next week it will be Natick/Maynard.

    Anyway, maybe it's a silly idea but anyone ever do that?
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    How about, "TO HELL AND BACK"

    I would think that would be a pretty fair description for some of us.
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    How about a scrolling message shirt?
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    funny idea, but i'd be wary of asking drivers to read something on my back... you know how they swerve towards things unexpectedly? i'd be careful.

    how long is your commute, btw?
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    I saw a bike today where the person had put, on the back of the bike, one of those small, red flags. Worth a chuckle



    And yeah, if I could come up with something creative, I'd be all over putting it on my bike. Maybe one of those "Ladies wanted: inquire 'without' " license plate frames so popular with asshats back in the 70's and 80's.
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    Get you one of these for the back of your bike.



    Or maybe some of these to hang off the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Remember those old black and whites movies where folks packed all their belongings on atruck and put a sign on the back that read something like: "California Or Bust!"
    Did it not start with the old pioneer wagon trains?

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    That's a great idea. Where do I find shirts with "Home" and "Work" on the back?

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    17 miles if i ride tomorrow, 13 miles from Tuesday on.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    "Follow me ... blondes only."

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    I think I once saw a shirt that said something like "Don't run me over, you'll be Late(er) for work."
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I thought it would be fun if not get me more respect (and clearance from cagers) that I thought of possibly listing my from and to city names like this: Maynard/Newton and maybe change it for the ride home.
    I just got back from the Digital Signage Expo in Vegas an hour ago. Sounds perfectly doable to me. I saw screens of all sizes and shapes from a little over 1"x1" that your wore as a button, to enormous signs maybe 5 stories high, that were so bright that you could read by them standing across the street. So I'm sure you could find a screen for your needs.

    They also had form-factor computers to drive the display that were 4x3x1" and only 6.7 oz. So you could not only show where you are going but use your gps unit to tell drivers how far along the route you've gone. I bet you could even set up buttons with alternate messages like "I know I'm not a car", "Bicycles Belong", an animation of an erect finger or what ever you wanted. You could even sell ad space to local bike stores.
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    what a fun thread
    not riding in today
    woke up late
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    company moving today will need to be very physical, maybe
    appointments after work in distant cities
    excuses excuses
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I did it! I made it! AGHAGHAGHAGH 1st commute of the season and last one to this office

    see you all on the flip side we're shutting down!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
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    We have a winner!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    We have a winner!!!
    Except Hulk Hogan is blonde...

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    made it home through 30 mph side gusts and wicked head winds
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    34 miles round trip, I'm beat
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    BTW: the flag totally gets me more courtesy clearance, I'll do anything for another inch or two
    the temps were changeable - wore tights and wind pants in and tights and loose shorts home
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    rumrunn6 that was almost poetic!

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