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Old 04-26-12, 01:56 PM   #1
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Why do I see Pac Man when I ride???

Ok... So getting out and riding I have been noticing what actually is on and off the road as I am sure most of us do. So... I keep seeing these little Pac Man things on the road near intersections in the country. They look like Pac Man from the side view in the video game with three dots in front of him. They are always yellow and there never seems to be a logical connection to them at least from when I am riding. It is just weird and I am curious if anyone knows what they are. I will snap a pic the next time I see one. Oh, btw they aren't very big... Say the pac man is the size of a soft ball.
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Old 04-26-12, 03:08 PM   #2
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Do the dots point toward a fire hydrant at the intersection?
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Old 04-26-12, 04:35 PM   #3
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Are they Dan Henry bike route markings? Do they indicate what direction to go?
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Likely route markings as noted above.
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Ignore alien orders.
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I keep seeing these little Pac Man things on the road near intersections in the country. They look like Pac Man from the side view in the video game with three dots in front of him. They are always yellow and there never seems to be a logical connection to them at least from when I am riding.
If this is something painted on the pavement, you should be able to find it on Google maps satellite images or, better, on their Street View. Post a link.
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Aw come on without pictures it must be an illusion ..
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Do you hear "Waca, waca, waca, waca......." when you pass by?
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Just be glad you aren't riding into a scenefrom "Grand Theft Auto"
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You may have Pac-Man Fever. Seek medical assistance, immediately.
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Old 05-01-12, 09:30 AM   #11
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Sorry for not getting pictures sooner. These are just an example. Not always are there two of them together or any numbers with them.



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Old 05-01-12, 09:36 AM   #12
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Gotta be route markers, though they're different from your standard Dan Henries.
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Interesting.
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Looks like some club's or bike rally's markings, not any official route.

Here, it'll usually just be colored arrows.
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Ok, that one made me laugh.
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I thought OP was going to be talking about seeing a lot of Cannondales out there. The logo on the head tube makes me think of pacman.
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Warchalking? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warchalking

But those pics look kinda rural for that kind of stuff,..

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Gas line or utility lines showing a connection . Crop circles made out of paint Or They are markings for construction crews for placement of new gas lines

Call the gas company and ask

But be aware you may have some people show up in white lab coats to take you away Hee HEeeeee the the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time (song " There coming to take me away " I liked the flip side ( backwards)
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Something is 22 feet in the direction of the dots. The earlier suggestion that it is marking the location of some utility makes sense.

But then, there are two pac-men, eating in different directions, so maybe it is just a route marker.
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Alien invasion route markings, but why invade Indiana?
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22 mile route turn right. Other routes straight. Clever Dan Henrys.

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Alien invasion route markings, but why invade Indiana?
Beacuse nobody else would ever notice
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