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Old 04-17-18, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Or a town

IMGP1251 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Everything in the town had my name on it except the local propane gas supplier. It didn't say Stuart's Gas. I was so bummed.
Several years ago we drove to western Kentucky to explore a town named for one of my wife's ancestors and discovered pretty much the same thing. I took lots of pix in Kevil.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Several years ago we drove to western Kentucky to explore a town named for one of my wife's ancestors and discovered pretty much the same thing. I took lots of pix in Kevil.
First name or last name?
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Old 04-18-18, 09:58 AM
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The ultimate ride? 😁 This is just North of Colorado Springs a bit, heading towards the Black Forest. I got snowed on 2 nights in a row, and finally headed South again, till Spring kicks in better. 🙄
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Old 04-18-18, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
First name or last name?
Last, but it's migrated to "given" status in later generations, as in the case of her older bro and a nephew.
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Old 05-25-18, 03:28 PM
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If you're looking for the highway to heaven, you might start here.

Not free, of course.

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Old 05-25-18, 03:32 PM
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Not exactly a road sign, but I thought this was funny.

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Old 05-25-18, 10:23 PM
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Not a road sign, but interesting nonetheless.

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Not funny.

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If you're looking for the highway to heaven, you might start here.

Not free, of course.

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Ha. 🙂 There's an area near Pike's Peak, called Garden Of The Gods. I got pretty close to it several times, but never actually got there. 🙄
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Not funny.

But don't say they didn't give you plenty of warning.
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Originally Posted by bwgride View Post
Not a road sign, but interesting nonetheless.

Probably from an area where Turkish toilets are common. Those things scare the heck out of me.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Probably from an area where Turkish toilets are common. Those things scare the heck out of me.
Photo taken in Alaska.
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I remember a large hand-painted sign on the road beside a high-brow Long Island tennis academy that read "Now Accepting Limited Applicants."

("Limited" is a politically-correct term generally used to describe a person as not-so-smart. I contacted the academy and they quickly changed the sign to "Now Accepting a Limited Number of Applicants." Wordy, but at least not laughable.)
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Old 05-28-18, 07:04 PM
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Southwest Oregon

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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
But don't say they didn't give you plenty of warning.
But is it a single 15% grade hill for 30 miles? A 15% grade over 30 miles would be a hill over 23,000 feet from top to bottom. What a downhill! Even I might overheat my brakes on that one

Or is it 30 miles away so you should have lots of opportunity to avoid it.
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Southwest Oregon

Another "Instant Classic". I laughed out loud, sitting in a McDonald's, when I saw this one. 😁
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Another "Instant Classic". I laughed out loud, sitting in a McDonald's, when I saw this one. 😁
In 2010 I got on a motorcycle in Mississippi and ended up in Oregon. I visited all points in between. When I passed that sign I just had to go back and take a pic.
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Went down this. I think the way up was just as steep, if not steeper. I had to walk for a bit.

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Our freedoms are being taken away!

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you guys have put up a bunch of really good photos.
There was one I regret not taking this year in Mexico.
I had a really long day to do, about 115km with a bunch of climbing at the end, so I wasn't dilly dallying, taking advantage of a slight tailwind, and taking only short food breaks and I purposely took the toll highway a lot and also got the "draft effect" from a gazillion trucks going by.
So on a slight downhill and a tailwind, I passed a speed limit sign that said essentially, "80km/h in normal conditions, 50kph when the Monarch butterflies are migrating through", but was a goof and didnt stop. Thought I'd see more like it, but never did.

seeing all your good shots made me remember that
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I thought I would see a shapely woman.

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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Probably from an area where Turkish toilets are common. Those things scare the heck out of me.
Also callee Moroccan toilets.They are quite functional. I spent a week visiting a college chum who lived in Marrakesh. It was the only style of toilet he had. Last used one at a bar/cafe in Italy in 2013. Back in 1998 I was in the train station in Granada, Spain and that's all they had.

Took this at a welcome center in Delaware Water Gap, PA after a bike ride. Can't decide if it's meant literally or if it's bad grammar.


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I thought I would see a shapely woman.

If that's on Block Island, I've got a pic somewhere of my Mrs and our tandem leaning against it, with her striking a "shapely" pose
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Took this at a welcome center in Delaware Water Gap, PA after a bike ride. Can't decide if it's meant literally or if it's bad grammar.
throughout all of Latin America (that I have visited) , due to the more rudimentary plumbing systems, to avoid clogging by toilet paper, when you wipe your bum, you carefully fold the toilet paper (thats what I do anyway) and put this in the garbage can beside the toilet. Usually there is a plastic bag in the trash can, but not always.
I recall my first time living in Latin America nearly 35 years ago, and finding this kinda odd, and gross, but this is a good example of how as first world people, we are very lucky living where we live for all kinds of reasons, the least of which is having proper infrastructures in our societies. In the sewer systems, water etc, its all about money.
In the 80s, with the exchange program I was on, one of the visiting young guys kept on putting the toilet paper in the bathroom trash, which for the host family was pretty darn confusing until it was explained to them, and he finally changed his habits.
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Hmmm, now what was the name of that road where I was suppose to turn :-)

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