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    Ghost Bikes

    Gallery from the Village Voice website. Gallery

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    I pass by a pure white road bike on my way to work every day. Is that related to cyclist's death?

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    most likely if it is painted up like those in the gallery
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    It’s an upstanding member of the solar system
    Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
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    yeah.. it's been heavily locked up next to a telephone pole on a busy road, the tires and all are painted white.

    that makes me sad now

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    there's one on geary here in SF.
    we all raised our bikes and yelled at the drivers during the last crit mass.
    tear*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ready to Ruck
    I pass by a pure white road bike on my way to work every day. Is that related to cyclist's death?

    not neccesarrily a death but i know i've seen a site where they use them to mark where a cyclist has been in an accident, sometimes theres a sign that says "a cyclist was hit here" or something and it's just to alert drivers to be more aware and cautious.
    "That thing is a death trap"

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    a housemate drove me and LWR out to winco for cheap groceries a few weeks back...on the way, on 43rd and belmont, i think, we passed two white bikes chained to a corner sign....a couple of days later i read of an accident at that intersection, which a bartender had, a year earlier, told me two friends of hers had been killed in.

    ghost bikes are sad,
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    p.s....why does nyc hate cyclists?
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    There's a ghostbike (a chopper, actually) locked up outside the Empty Bottle on Western, with info on the victim.

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    these bikes serve not only as a memento of an incident that cost a cyclist his/her life, but also as a sign of caution to both riders and drivers, as this may be an accident prone area. I like it when there is signage next to the bikes—a white bike by itself won't mean much to passers-by.

    on the other hand, just seeing the pictures creeps me out a bit. essentially they are tombstones. I think I would completely flip-out if I ever see a light-post with seven or eight of these things piled high. and I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off. and I would get in an accident. self-fulfilling prophecies.
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