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Old 01-29-17, 10:15 AM
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Funny street signs for cyclists

Hey all! Last night I was in St. Louis celebrating my birthday and happened to see this particular bike safety sign I've never seen before. Had quite a good laugh. Something about seeing stick figures in peril never ceases to amuse me. It was posted near the college area of town where there were some trolley tracks so I believe it was warning against hitting those too hard.

Does anyone else have some unusual street signs with bikes? I'd love to see them.
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Old 01-29-17, 10:44 AM
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Well I have always wanted to see a bonk route as opposed to a bike route. I'll have to make one some day.
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Old 01-29-17, 12:16 PM
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Funny sign, but trolley tracks are deadly. Crossing perpendicular is fine, but never ride parallel. The track gnomes will reach out and grab your wheel and never let go until you're down and under the wheel of a passing car. Just a PSA for those who haven't encountered the breed.
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On a club ride two years ago the route led through an intersection that was also a railroad overpass with a big expansion joint on the road surface as big as the groove along rail tracks in pavement. One club member out of a total of about 100 or so, had a wheel fall into the crack and he took a hard fall leading to a broken hip. Us older people, as he was, don't spring back easily from such injuries. As one of the older riders, I pay close attention to where I'm going but have no plans to stop riding with the club.
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Back in September on the outskirts of Brattleboro, VT at an angled railroad crossing.
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Old 01-29-17, 03:34 PM
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This one is near a wooden bridge

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Old 01-29-17, 05:15 PM
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This one is near a wooden bridge

Oh, really nice! A good warning, wooden bridges are catastrophic.
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Old 01-29-17, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Well I have always wanted to see a bonk route as opposed to a bike route. I'll have to make one some day.
Yes sir. An honest-to-Sturmey Bonk Route sign. Who knew??
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Old 01-29-17, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
Funny sign, but trolley tracks are deadly. Crossing perpendicular is fine, but never ride parallel. The track gnomes will reach out and grab your wheel and never let go until you're down and under the wheel of a passing car. Just a PSA for those who haven't encountered the breed.
Gotta keep an eye out for those track gnomes! Never knew about em before
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There's a version for people travelling right-to-left as well:
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Old 01-30-17, 03:11 PM
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Who the heck draws these things? Fork is on backward.
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Who the heck draws these things? Fork is on backward.
Looks like the fork has been rotated past 90 degrees to the left judging by the handlebar position. Either that or it's only a problem for backwards forks triathletes?
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Old 01-30-17, 05:23 PM
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This one makes you think.

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While not specifically directed at cyclists, it can equally apply to us..

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Old 01-30-17, 05:50 PM
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Sometimes, signs should have punctuation, spacing or different fonts for clarification. In Lincoln VT there used to be one on the main drag announcing SLOW DEAF CHILDREN. We thought that was encouraging because it made them much easier to hit.
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Not necessarily funny, but in Salem VA a fine, if unwitting, tribute:

EDDY STREET
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Who the heck draws these things? Fork is on backward.
Nope.

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This one makes you think.

Um... Hunting is prohibited, but there may be hunting near the trail? Maybe they should enforce the "no hunting" part.
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Sometimes, signs should have punctuation, spacing or different fonts for clarification. In Lincoln VT there used to be one on the main drag announcing SLOW DEAF CHILDREN. We thought that was encouraging because it made them much easier to hit.
Around here you see a lot of SLOW CHILDREN PLAYING signs. Which the running joke is that if they're slow they should stay out of the street.
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
This one makes you think.

Is that in FL? Where?
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