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    [QUOTE=10 Wheels;13103943]Orange one in here:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=arizo...2&ved=0CB0QsAQ[QUOTE]

    If you're referring to this one:



    It was part of a failed Donna Karan marketing action.

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    Never heard of such.
    I hate to say this because it is a no-win situation on my part .......but.....I really don't like these memorial things. Those white bikes can be a danger to someone else. Just from the standpoint of someone glancing at them can take their eye off the road and cause a danger to others. Also, if someone crashes into that spot the bike can be a danger from that standpoint also.
    Also if we allow memorials to everyone that died, the roadways will be nothing but cluttered with this stuff. And in my mind what;s the difference between them and littering anyway? Not much.
    If your relative/friend dies, remember them in your way and leave the roadways uncluttered. Please
    Highway departments go out of their way to make roadways safe. Light posts that break away. Guard rails that curve down and away at the ends. Debris removed from roadways and yet they allow this stuff to be put on roadways. Makes no sense to me.
    I'm going on record to say this stuff should not be allowed. Say what you wish but I think it's crazy.

    I've got some old bikes, motorcycles and such that need to be trashed. Hey, I got it, instead of paying to throw them away(as it does in some states), I'll just paint it white and throw it on the side of the road. Problem solved.

    Art? As in the city project above................. Trash is still trash no matter how you dress it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Never heard of such.
    I hate to say this because it is a no-win situation on my part .......but.....I really don't like these memorial things. Those white bikes can be a danger to someone else. Just from the standpoint of someone glancing at them can take their eye off the road and cause a danger to others. Also, if someone crashes into that spot the bike can be a danger from that standpoint also.
    Also if we allow memorials to everyone that died, the roadways will be nothing but cluttered with this stuff. And in my mind what;s the difference between them and littering anyway? Not much.
    If your relative/friend dies, remember them in your way and leave the roadways uncluttered. Please
    Highway departments go out of their way to make roadways safe. Light posts that break away. Guard rails that curve down and away at the ends. Debris removed from roadways and yet they allow this stuff to be put on roadways. Makes no sense to me.
    I'm going on record to say this stuff should not be allowed. Say what you wish but I think it's crazy.

    I've got some old bikes, motorcycles and such that need to be trashed. Hey, I got it, instead of paying to throw them away(as it does in some states), I'll just paint it white and throw it on the side of the road. Problem solved.

    Art? As in the city project above................. Trash is still trash no matter how you dress it up.
    My... you really do have a chip on your shoulder.

    I'm not going to get into a screaming match with you, but I think you are completely wrong.

    And that second to last paragraph is rather a cheap shot.
    "Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a barbecue?" Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete In Az View Post
    My... you really do have a chip on your shoulder.

    I'm not going to get into a screaming match with you, but I think you are completely wrong.

    And that second to last paragraph is rather a cheap shot.
    Don't worry about him the guy's a loser:

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    1) Way back when I had a kid stop me while I was riding my bike. The both of us must have been 10 years old. I was very naive at the time. Kid asks me to help him 'get into his house' as he lost his key. Wanted me to climb up to second story and break into a window. Even being naive at the time, I saw thru it and started pedaling. MY first encounter with a bike thief.
    Never forgot the experience.

    2) My dad told me not to ride my bike out of the neighborhood. So what did I do? You guessed it. My dad came home one night and saw me out of the neighborhood. He stopped, put my bike in the back of the station wagon and told me to tell him when we got home why he didn't want me to do that. When we got home I told him it was dangerous and that someone might try to "get me", or I could get hit by a car and things like that. He was fine with that answer and never approached the subject with me again. Didn't take the bike away from me or anything. Now, my siblings had a habit of being confrontational with this kind of thing and were always in trouble. They thought my Dad was real mean. I recently confronted my siblings with this story and others and I really think I made headway with them. But they are really, really hard-headed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Never heard of such.
    I hate to say this because it is a no-win situation on my part .......but.....I really don't like these memorial things. Those white bikes can be a danger to someone else. Just from the standpoint of someone glancing at them can take their eye off the road and cause a danger to others. Also, if someone crashes into that spot the bike can be a danger from that standpoint also.
    Also if we allow memorials to everyone that died, the roadways will be nothing but cluttered with this stuff. And in my mind what;s the difference between them and littering anyway? Not much.
    If your relative/friend dies, remember them in your way and leave the roadways uncluttered. Please
    Highway departments go out of their way to make roadways safe. Light posts that break away. Guard rails that curve down and away at the ends. Debris removed from roadways and yet they allow this stuff to be put on roadways. Makes no sense to me.
    I'm going on record to say this stuff should not be allowed. Say what you wish but I think it's crazy.

    I've got some old bikes, motorcycles and such that need to be trashed. Hey, I got it, instead of paying to throw them away(as it does in some states), I'll just paint it white and throw it on the side of the road. Problem solved.

    Art? As in the city project above................. Trash is still trash no matter how you dress it up.


    I am sorry for you that you feel that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hule View Post
    Don't worry about him the guy's a loser:
    I think he's just angry.
    "Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a barbecue?" Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
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    Also if we allow memorials to everyone that died, the roadways will be nothing but cluttered with this stuff. ....
    Yeah, thats kinda the whole point of it. People need to be reminded of the insane number of deaths. So many that the roadways would be impassible if they were all memorialized, isn't that a sad fact that goes so often unnoticed?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    I've got some old bikes, motorcycles and such that need to be trashed. Hey, I got it, instead of paying to throw them away(as it does in some states), I'll just paint it white and throw it on the side of the road. Problem solved.
    Fine by me, the number of ghost bikes and other memorials is a bit low compared to the number of actual people killed, if you want to get rid of some of your junk I'd be happy to see if go towards a good cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Never heard of such.
    Also if we allow memorials to everyone that died, the roadways will be nothing but cluttered with this stuff. And in my mind what;s the difference between them and littering anyway? Not much.
    I'm going on record to say this stuff should not be allowed. Say what you wish but I think it's crazy.

    I've got some old bikes, motorcycles and such that need to be trashed. Hey, I got it, instead of paying to throw them away(as it does in some states), I'll just paint it white and throw it on the side of the road. Problem solved.

    Art? As in the city project above................. Trash is still trash no matter how you dress it up.

    You are one in a small and lonely crowd with that thinking. Ghost bikes are not trash, there is a difference. We put them there to symbolize and remember an unfortunate incident.

    Going by your rational, we might as well stop littering flowers, and granite tombstones all over the country and stop calling these places cemeteries.

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    maybe last time bigbadwulf died on his bike no one constructed a ghost bike for him. like they say, karma's a B**ch!
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