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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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    Do the dots point toward a fire hydrant at the intersection?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkbeekeeper View Post
    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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    You may have Pac-Man Fever. Seek medical assistance, immediately.
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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.

    2012-04-30_14-15-34_31.jpg

    2012-04-30_14-15-55_224.jpg
    Last edited by pinkbeekeeper; 05-01-12 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Photos link didnt work

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
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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,..
    Last edited by Tuc; 05-01-12 at 07:49 PM.

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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

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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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    funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
    Alien invasion route markings, but why invade Indiana?
    Beacuse nobody else would ever notice

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