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Title: Sensible Signs
Post by: hatler on August 22, 2014, 11:19:47 am
Sadly no photo for this one, the sign was only up for a day.

But in Kingston, yesterday, there were two signs just before a bit where the vehicle lane was closed which directed drivers to first : -

"USE BUS LANE"

and then (heaven forfend)

"NARROW LANE
DO NOT OVERTAKE CYCLISTS"

How cool is that.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on August 22, 2014, 04:51:35 pm

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140822_140455_zps57518a2e.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140822_140455_zps57518a2e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: drossall on August 22, 2014, 10:11:25 pm
"NARROW LANE
DO NOT OVERTAKE CYCLISTS"
Macclesfield has, or had, signs on the road from Congleton, as it approaches the inner by pass, to the effect of "Do not overtake cyclists at traffic islands".
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Deano on August 27, 2014, 11:22:36 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5585/15034394736_18f072e403_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oUxcLm)

The road was routed around the loch in the sixties or seventies, so the ferry is no more, but the village remains.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 28, 2014, 04:42:00 am
Up the road a piece from where I am now (Page, Arizona) is normally a ferry across Lake Powell, but it isn't running at the moment chiz.  Otherwise I could have copped a couple of good bridges and a ferry ride ???
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on August 30, 2014, 05:08:32 pm

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140830_154349_zps551889b5.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140830_154349_zps551889b5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2014, 04:30:15 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/15123151462_b9fb6ea075_c.jpg)
Badwater Basin, DETH Valley
This may seem a bit nanny-state but two people have been killed utterly to DETH hereabouts by the heat since April; it was 121°F / 49.4° C here this afternoon and I could have made quite a palatable cuppa with the contents of my water bottle.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 03, 2014, 07:06:34 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/wales2014/Photo0922.sized.jpg)

On one of the many fine outdoor shops of Llanberis.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 07, 2014, 01:05:41 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3907/15158213941_f1f7c2c53d_c.jpg)
On the bog door, Rest Area RP-806, Nevada.  Sensible advice, really...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on September 07, 2014, 11:46:29 am
I had some unpleasant experiences with snakebites in my youth. Eventually I stuck to lager by itself.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Bluebottle on September 07, 2014, 09:04:57 pm
Trip to India, stuck in traffic in Chennai (as is the norm for Chennai).  Big signs on the central reservation: "Smoking is injurious to the health".

Indeed so, but the irony of studying that whilst stationary in the exhaust-fume fog of "rush hour" was not lost.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Deano on September 07, 2014, 10:45:30 pm
I don't know whether this level of accuracy is sensible or silly, but these road signs which I spotted today in Kirkby Stephen (and I must have passed them at least twenty times without noticing) are my new favourite road signs:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/15168774341_b1e1f5d9f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p7pW96)
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14985198038_923c0cdbab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQc4iq)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 07, 2014, 11:21:11 pm
Those are entirely sensible :thumbsup:  Distances on BRITAIN'S canals are still measured in miles and furlongs.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on September 19, 2014, 07:35:18 pm
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00010.jpg)

(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00019.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 20, 2014, 06:05:38 pm
<pedant> Scorpions are not insects. </pedant>
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 21, 2014, 02:14:25 am
Sadly didn't photograph it but I saw one today warning of mountain lions and BEARs.

How fast can they run?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Steph on September 24, 2014, 06:55:46 pm
(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/IMG_2351.jpg) (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/cyclisttony/media/IMG_2351.jpg.html)

In a Friesland bike shop.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 25, 2014, 12:14:20 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15158864119_36694c6442_o.jpg)

The gorge immediately behind this notice is 172 metres deep...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 26, 2014, 03:01:26 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15168453899_0225966923_o.jpg)

The gorge immediately behind this notice is 351 metres deep.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Riggers on September 26, 2014, 01:34:39 pm
For that particular sign to be posted, it kind of infers peeps have tried to fish from the bridge!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: billplumtree on September 27, 2014, 06:29:25 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vyn3WAQiUZ8/VCbx2U1QCWI/AAAAAAAAGkE/et6jWivGkt0/s720/P2520238.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Steph on September 28, 2014, 10:57:21 am
But none of them look like a man's willy...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 28, 2014, 06:42:03 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0954.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: BrianI on September 28, 2014, 06:52:02 pm
But none of them look like a man's willy...

Carroty error then?   ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 06, 2014, 05:07:08 pm
(http://api.ning.com/files/q*0FqWTixVJWH*t5GQ6PDfmZdnS2ZtI1wT9EMt0XM2QoJYFRDEaMeDzU3dTqBq2Y9tqWSzupWWegDZUd0zWEEeP9c5yY4sB8/Photo1566.jpg)

(Sensible sign, silly path. (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/small-heath-cole-valley-works?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A145244))
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on October 06, 2014, 07:21:08 pm
Is that the one they're talking about on Birmingham Cyclist, Kim?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 06, 2014, 07:22:56 pm
Is that the one they're talking about on Birmingham Cyclist, Kim?

The very same.  I quite like the idea of a hillclimb challenge - sounds like all it's good for.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on October 21, 2014, 02:50:30 am
Could be sensible or not really:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0T7B7pIEAAenf2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on October 29, 2014, 06:19:54 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1H3njdCAAIMFY7.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 29, 2014, 07:25:39 pm
TfL have just Tweeted this HGV has broken down.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1IztDdIQAA1w6I.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: drossall on October 31, 2014, 08:03:15 pm
Biff - we were there on Wednesday day as well, playing with the idea of Harold and William calling it all off because of it being wet underfoot ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on October 31, 2014, 08:41:08 pm
Biff - we were there on Wednesday day as well, playing with the idea of Harold and William calling it all off because of it being wet underfoot ;D

 ;D Just imagine the alternative course of history - 'Sod this lads, its too bleedin cold, lets go down the pub instead'.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on November 01, 2014, 08:24:25 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1VqQMNCUAAqbjk.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: RJ on November 07, 2014, 06:38:56 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/15735012482_7c42f988bd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pYs41E)
Chalk request (https://flic.kr/p/pYs41E) by rjevans6 (https://www.flickr.com/people/7194134@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Gus on November 07, 2014, 07:43:01 pm
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/426693_10151108647776870_903715110_n_zpsd15a40bb.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/426693_10151108647776870_903715110_n_zpsd15a40bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on November 10, 2014, 11:34:41 pm
(http://meetville.com/images/quotes/Quotation-Andy-Love-pain-Meetville-Quotes-178395.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Gus on November 11, 2014, 08:02:39 am
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/1981989_10152506158286314_7430860651727997178_n_zpse481f27a.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/1981989_10152506158286314_7430860651727997178_n_zpse481f27a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: clarion on November 11, 2014, 01:43:16 pm
Show off! ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Biff on November 11, 2014, 03:56:51 pm
Rough translation - 'Enjoy the journey, not just the destination'

(http://img.mobypicture.com/ffc98920464d5a0e103e31baa0f8e981_view.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on November 23, 2014, 02:46:43 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t00VOlqz9Lw/VHHtwD7bXhI/AAAAAAAACvo/Ncc2ebvEJ5g/s640/DSC_0595.NEF.jpg)


Why?  http://youtu.be/cwBFkT_KZr8
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 23, 2014, 03:00:38 pm
When I lived in Leytonstone we used occasionally to get the Epping Forest cows wandering down the street, to general consternation.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on November 23, 2014, 03:05:22 pm
I've been told that, before the cows here all went mad, cattle used to be grazed on Whipps Cross roundabout.  Trufax?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 23, 2014, 03:11:35 pm
I've been told that, before the cows here all went mad, cattle used to be grazed on Whipps Cross roundabout.  Trufax?

It wouldn't surprise me; I lived half a dozen streets south of the Whipps Cross Road.  I don't know if they can still use the cycle/pedestrian bridges across the N. Circular these days, though.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: mcshroom on November 26, 2014, 08:43:33 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10538615_10152908392173384_4586100611891672211_n.png?oh=f0129f6a144f2e57a6a3c01c194b6730&oe=551BA605&__gda__=1427405904_854cbe7f1da02f4c061fcb6a66605c2d)

Most useful sign I've seen in their series so far :D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: scott on November 27, 2014, 03:24:22 am

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/4312160721_4c11e585fa_b.jpg)
La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Nice of them to leave it up to you.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ruthie on December 10, 2014, 12:06:30 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/13677081974_66a76ab083_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mQABYb)IMG_1102 (https://flic.kr/p/mQABYb) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on December 10, 2014, 01:48:55 pm
I've been told that, before the cows here all went mad, cattle used to be grazed on Whipps Cross roundabout.  Trufax?

Yes. Epping Forest and the Wansted Flats are common land, and every year there were herds of cattle grazing, making walking back from the Fleece on dark night an interesting variant of Russian Roulette, it is why there are cattle grids on the entry points to the North Circ up by the Waterworks (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=51.593066,0.009608&spn=0.001411,0.002411&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=51.592968,0.009561&panoid=xE3K-h_slru-ZLGyK8Ahng&cbp=12,34.02,,0,0) and A12 at the Green Man (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=51.569975,0.017166&spn=0.022487,0.038581&t=m&z=15&layer=c&cbll=51.571582,0.01735&panoid=0NRtqQNEwmAAtoUbYY4SXg&cbp=12,78.36,,0,0).

They used to wander the streets around here, munching on all the tasty flowers they could reach; leave your garden gate open at your peril. Greatest amusement was to be had as they would wander across the Aldersbrook Road, holding up drivers. Often, the uninitiated would sound their horns, which mostly had the effect of stopping Daisy in her tracks as she pondered what was making so much noise.

The twin effects of the mad cow fiasco and rustling put paid to the economics of it, so it stopped.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on December 11, 2014, 02:48:41 pm
Certainly not a silly sign

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10384279_10152350239479735_8488862467622149992_n.jpg?oh=4303afb4e3bfc39a49aaeef68e658f6c&oe=550921D2&__gda__=1425933703_649db7fd057233d41ae0fda54427b23c)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ruthie on December 30, 2014, 09:33:52 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8634/16150395005_6f49dc25fc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qB9ZLi)20141230_132038 (https://flic.kr/p/qB9ZLi) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: clarion on December 30, 2014, 09:54:15 pm
Are they calibrated for that?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 31, 2014, 12:18:48 am
Certainly not a silly sign

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10384279_10152350239479735_8488862467622149992_n.jpg?oh=4303afb4e3bfc39a49aaeef68e658f6c&oe=550921D2&__gda__=1425933703_649db7fd057233d41ae0fda54427b23c)
What, and have to give them a separate bath? !!!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on January 11, 2015, 10:43:57 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150111_223254_zpsa1831a84.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150111_223254_zpsa1831a84.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Torslanda on January 14, 2015, 05:41:54 pm
Certainly not a silly sign

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10384279_10152350239479735_8488862467622149992_n.jpg?oh=4303afb4e3bfc39a49aaeef68e658f6c&oe=550921D2&__gda__=1425933703_649db7fd057233d41ae0fda54427b23c)

Useful advice for Julian and Charlotte

***runs away***
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: billplumtree on February 07, 2015, 09:15:09 pm
20p-in-the-slot telescope on Arnside pier:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5XfOhWzdKDs/VNZ_kLrJTdI/AAAAAAAAImo/QDdCZIjfLH0/s800/Telescope.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ruthie on February 21, 2015, 11:24:30 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8673/16605200332_d27d47ac7e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rikZxs)20150221_130637 (https://flic.kr/p/rikZxs) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on March 24, 2015, 09:03:52 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7634/16919869015_7ec6be5c30.jpg)

...assuming the sign was warning about some sort of water or skid hazard.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: CrinklyLion on May 25, 2015, 08:28:10 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10425853_10153222175981839_8967288601079236030_n.jpg?oh=8813b58733279c866de22bdafb86dd0b&oe=55F3525E)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: The French Tandem on June 24, 2015, 09:34:41 pm

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/ratle/CAM00186_zpsmyymzxyu.jpg)

Translation:
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on September 01, 2015, 09:03:22 pm
A bit blurry, for reasons of being a hundred or so metres underground:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/775/20843531528_170680c79a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 07, 2015, 01:21:41 am
Stan, as is well known, makes work for idlers.  Hence they are not welcome around here:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/594/21202791395_3c6cc39651_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yiBRbT)
P9060337 (https://flic.kr/p/yiBRbT) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: HTFB on September 10, 2015, 12:05:45 pm
Stan, as is well known, makes work for idlers.
True. Derailleurs are the work of the devil.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 24, 2015, 02:48:05 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5836/21476616490_e69ab8180f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yHPgRd)
P9230222 (https://flic.kr/p/yHPgRd) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Though given the weather was just like BRITAIN i.e. 9 degrees and raining I suspect the said bear was at home with a nice cup of cocoa.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on October 26, 2015, 07:32:14 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5784/22287796618_382cf88c4a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zXuMru)
DSC_0645.NEF (https://flic.kr/p/zXuMru) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr

The only one I spotted on St. Peter's Street in Colchester's Dutch Quarter.  I'd hate to see a 'long vehicle' anywhere in that part of town.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ruthie on December 26, 2015, 07:01:18 pm
https://flic.kr/p/CvqnFw
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: redshift on December 27, 2015, 08:52:46 pm
From Anglesey a few years ago:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3112/2899451427_60a568f484_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/5qdrTR)

Engage Brain, not SatNav (https://flic.kr/p/5qdrTR) by shifty176 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/27345381@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on December 29, 2015, 02:48:02 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1706/23677650179_c589023bd4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV)
IMG_3160 (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on December 29, 2015, 02:54:42 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1706/23677650179_c589023bd4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV)
IMG_3160 (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

File under 'ideas for duck eggs'  </ukc.food>
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Wowbagger on December 31, 2015, 12:10:24 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1706/23677650179_c589023bd4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV)
IMG_3160 (https://flic.kr/p/C5j9tV) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Is that a hydro-electric plant installed just to upset Donald Trump?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Feanor on January 08, 2016, 11:22:13 am
You may need to click to embiggen the image to read the sign...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1646/23953047490_967fabff6e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CuDCvq)
Cyclists Dismount (https://flic.kr/p/CuDCvq) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on January 08, 2016, 11:45:57 am
Erk!

The amount of debris on the cycle path looks about right though, if a tad damp...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: clarion on January 08, 2016, 03:08:01 pm
Which NCN route is this?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Feanor on January 08, 2016, 03:42:48 pm
I think it's part of NCN1.
It's the underpass under the A947, North of Aberdeen:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@57.2156738,-2.1850585,17.28z?hl=en
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Feanor on January 08, 2016, 10:45:15 pm
I was reminded of a 200k I did in Oklahoma, where much of the cycleway was in the bottom of a storm drain:

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=71458.msg1480846#msg1480846
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 09, 2016, 01:00:36 pm
Back when dinosaurs stalked the LaBrea Tar Pits the IHPVA held a sprint event in one of LA's "rivers".  Always the risk of falling foul of a Terminator in a stolen lorry if you muck about down there.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on January 10, 2016, 02:03:01 pm
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/9cd8edf154e0b46dcbe6d6be5a41485b/tumblr_nxmcp9DtvR1qlrl72o1_540.jpg) (http://tiocfaidharlulz.tumblr.com/post/132958649072/you-tell-em-galway-subway)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on January 22, 2016, 07:30:29 pm
Not sure if this one counts as sensible or silly, tbh...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZWOum7WIAAEIlL.jpg) (https://twitter.com/dmchapman/status/690615285133479936/photo/1)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 22, 2016, 07:45:11 pm
(click to show/hide)

IGMC...

Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Steph on January 22, 2016, 11:37:29 pm
Back when dinosaurs stalked the LaBrea Tar Pits the IHPVA held a sprint event in one of LA's "rivers".  Always the risk of falling foul of a Terminator in a stolen lorry if you muck about down there.

Or Giant Ants!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on February 13, 2016, 06:49:01 pm
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/2016/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: The French Tandem on February 13, 2016, 07:38:51 pm
As strange as it might sound, it is considered normal in french-inspired cultures to see moped riders on cycle paths.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on February 13, 2016, 07:54:40 pm
Indeed, that was in Morocco and a lot of the scooters were slower than me, being weighed down with entire families plus a month's fuel and shopping. They also tended to slow to around 10 km/h when on the phone.

The sign is eminently sensible - the cars and lorries stay out of the cycle lane, and the cyclists, donkeys, scooters, horse carts, etc have their own stretch of tarmac.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 13, 2016, 07:57:52 pm
Sharing with donkeys and scooters sounds fairly reasonable, as long as the dedicated stretch of tarmac is wide enough and smooth enough.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on February 13, 2016, 08:22:24 pm
Indeed, it was absolutely brilliant! Rush hour in Marrakech was something else entirely. I only saw two crashes - both moped v taxi - and am astonished that was all. 
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 13, 2016, 09:26:26 pm
Once saw a Moroccan donkey come off very second-best in a scrap with a Volvo F16 :sick:
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: sg37409 on February 20, 2016, 09:02:46 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1569/24786948379_21f248d7e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DLkAbX)The Lance Armstrong Dope Way in Austin (https://flic.kr/p/DLkAbX) by sg310 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/24775321@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on March 01, 2016, 08:54:32 am
When this arrived yesterday, I thought, what sensible advice

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ufb1zMcT8iI/VtWBrMO2EeI/AAAAAAAA2G8/RNFXlGQ9U8U/s640-Ic42/IMG_20160229_130258.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 01, 2016, 11:26:06 am
No picture here ???
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on March 01, 2016, 11:50:24 am
Fixed. Mr Google has been playing with his photos
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Deano on March 12, 2016, 10:47:45 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1652/25737300665_c1e5ae0390_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FdjoPc)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on March 12, 2016, 10:55:15 pm
 ;D
Excellent!
 :thumbsup:

Hang on.  You lookin' at me?   8)  :smug:
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 13, 2016, 06:58:48 am
Pray tell us, Deano, where that is, that we might avoid it like the cliché.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Deano on March 13, 2016, 05:06:25 pm
The Green Dragon, Hardraw - I reckon it's a ruse, cos you have to go through the pub to Hardraw Force, and if you go round the back, you can avoid paying. Or they could be serious.

;D
Excellent!
 :thumbsup:

Hang on.  You lookin' at me?   8)  :smug:


Not just you, Basil. But especially you ;)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Otto on March 14, 2016, 04:26:46 pm
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a257/ottocat/P1000352_zpsuidieyuw.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/ottocat/media/P1000352_zpsuidieyuw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: The French Tandem on March 14, 2016, 08:17:33 pm
This makes me think about all the "Please drive carefully through our village" signs. Does it mean that I am allowed to drive recklessly anywhere else?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Bluebottle on March 14, 2016, 11:41:48 pm
...and also reminds me of the sign I saw in what passes for a central reservation in the middle of travel-choked Chennai, the irony of it's location in the middle of dense exhaust fumes not lost on me: "Smoking is injurious to the health."
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on May 02, 2016, 05:07:08 pm
I spotted this on Twitter today.
https://twitter.com/BhamUpdates/status/727151379656130561


Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on May 20, 2016, 11:05:34 am
(http://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iY7aDq7ksgF0/v1/-1x-1.jpg)
From this article (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2015-11-06/london-bespoke-bike-builders) on bespoke bicycles.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 09, 2016, 02:16:56 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7623/28838569136_f23f46acd3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KWncTf)
As it says.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: trekker12 on August 10, 2016, 11:59:02 am
Wasn't sure if this was due for silly or sensible so I went with sensible as I think it's a good idea

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-37024716
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 12:07:18 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8746/28443014344_da86c78d97_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KkpTe3)
Smile while the sun shines on the bus lane.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 12:09:33 pm
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8247/28443002094_ee2e435b4f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KkpPzQ)
For those not initiated into the lower leagues of English football, the blue and white checked shirt is Bristol Rovers. Not a crowd I'd have particularly associated with Gay Pride, but there it is.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 02, 2016, 10:18:12 pm
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8207/29330344941_c4c33a44a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LFPFGr)
Wormleighton parish
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2016, 01:10:54 am
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7692/29305115892_dabe043c10_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LDAnYQ)
P9020195 (https://flic.kr/p/LDAnYQ) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Rest area on I-40, Texas.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on September 04, 2016, 11:58:30 pm
Heh - reminds me of:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/3/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P)
IMG_0162 (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 05, 2016, 05:53:15 pm
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8069/28853584634_fee4bd7803_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KXGat9)

Scream and get fed!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 08, 2016, 01:41:03 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8324/28906121504_4698910029_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L3kqRf)
P9070406 (https://flic.kr/p/L3kqRf) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

And who would argue with that?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on September 08, 2016, 09:17:18 pm
No shit.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Jurek on September 08, 2016, 09:35:53 pm
No shit.
Top post!  ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 09, 2016, 02:26:19 am
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8482/29443335562_4d7993fbf1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LRNMSA)
P9080046 (https://flic.kr/p/LRNMSA) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Presedio car park, San Francisco.  Just out of shot to the right is the Golden Gate bridge.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 19, 2016, 10:25:27 pm
From a hostel kitchen in Leuven, Belgium:
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/viva_colonia/2016_09_15_18_15_35.sized.jpg)

Also found these words of experience:
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/viva_colonia/2016_09_15_18_15_44.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 21, 2016, 11:47:28 pm
This was a Sensible Sign until my grate frend Western Half-Devil Monster Face van Schaik decided to get in on the act:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8485/29216124433_1762868ddf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LvJgVk)
P9210025 (https://flic.kr/p/LvJgVk) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 22, 2016, 12:13:57 am
So, where are the fish?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Peter on September 22, 2016, 12:32:57 am
Garbage is obviously an anti-fish town.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 22, 2016, 01:36:05 am
So, where are the fish?

Judging by the presence of a couple of worm-botherers off to the right, in the river behind the sign.  Or in the gert big lake a couple of hundred yards away.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Si S on September 22, 2016, 10:09:01 am
Definitely a sensible sign, Fish was in Marillion, nothing to do with Garbage.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 25, 2016, 06:51:46 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8229/29879233116_d96735be83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MwjT2E)
Seems to be warning of the dangers of carelessly opening car doors. Where the cycle track runs past the lay-by on the A466 at the Chepstow end of the Severn Bridge.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on September 26, 2016, 10:22:16 am
This was a Sensible Sign until my grate frend Western Half-Devil Monster Face van Schaik decided to get in on the act:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8485/29216124433_1762868ddf_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LvJgVk)
P9210025 (https://flic.kr/p/LvJgVk) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Advice to questing bears?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 01, 2016, 01:04:43 pm
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5792/30622097871_96508d4bd7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NDYfQF)
This could have gone in Silly Signs (or Guess the Place!) but I decided to bow to the YACF hive sensibility and say it was sensible.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on December 11, 2016, 11:47:39 am
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VfA2EGGyuwM/WE08mX7mSFI/AAAAAAAA8RU/HTHF8VA8FRgLgJpF8405nzdByAJhC10lACPcB/s800/IMG_20161210_110937.jpg)
Title: Reply # 124
Post by: meddyg on December 11, 2016, 10:37:24 pm
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/56/31505192615_a5bc4f553c_k.jpg)


 @ The Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells' Heritage Railway
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Steph on December 12, 2016, 03:57:38 pm
Heh - reminds me of:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/3/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P)
IMG_0162 (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Reminded ME of

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/IMG_0267.jpg) (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/cyclisttony/media/IMG_0267.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Jurek on December 12, 2016, 05:17:27 pm
Heh - reminds me of:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/3/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P)
IMG_0162 (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Reminded ME of

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/IMG_0267.jpg) (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/cyclisttony/media/IMG_0267.jpg.html)

That one from Pingu has a strong stench of Photoshop about it - or am I stating teh obvs?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 12, 2016, 08:00:39 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7331/9687397937_56d5a0b30e_b.jpg)

Above: Utah, 2013.  Below: Nevada, 2014 (on a toilet door - ulp)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3907/15158213941_f1f7c2c53d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs #128
Post by: meddyg on December 12, 2016, 10:40:14 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/540/30797458513_6b7c536847_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on December 12, 2016, 10:56:54 pm
Heh - reminds me of:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/3/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P)
IMG_0162 (https://flic.kr/p/7ACU6P) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Reminded ME of

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/IMG_0267.jpg) (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/cyclisttony/media/IMG_0267.jpg.html)

That one from Pingu has a strong stench of Photoshop about it - or am I stating teh obvs?

Something wrong with your nose  :demon:

https://goo.gl/maps/wXLBmBG6hpA2
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Jurek on December 13, 2016, 06:14:49 am
Something wrong with my eyes  :-[.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on December 14, 2016, 03:11:43 pm
Your choice:

(http://www.pbase.com/image/164681765.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 19, 2016, 06:14:08 pm
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5585/31631580981_9400734c02_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qcb7ZT)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on December 19, 2016, 06:16:45 pm
Is that a ban on fancy dress above?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 19, 2016, 06:21:04 pm
I think it said "No stag nights, hen dos or large groups in fancy dress".
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on December 19, 2016, 06:21:59 pm
Even better.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 19, 2016, 06:26:44 pm
Don't rejoice too soon: the pub was open when I took the photo and I could see a large, fluffy, allergic-unfriendly cat on the bar.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 23, 2016, 03:50:50 pm
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/725/31824872965_c2df4018b1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QufMYi)

I'm not sure about the exchange rate, but books and tea, what's not to like?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs reply#134
Post by: meddyg on December 23, 2016, 05:30:12 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/306/30982786664_8ed1aba67a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on December 24, 2016, 09:24:47 am
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/725/31824872965_c2df4018b1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QufMYi)

I'm not sure about the exchange rate, but books and tea, what's not to like?

Tea.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on December 24, 2016, 11:00:58 pm
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/267/31476589110_da28f02e26_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PXtKjf)
IMG_7933_01 (https://flic.kr/p/PXtKjf) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on December 25, 2016, 05:33:55 pm
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/284/31025745214_f5cde0c83b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PgD48C)
IMG_7962_01 (https://flic.kr/p/PgD48C) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Guy on March 01, 2017, 10:54:53 am
An idiot writes:

Isn't Bhutan some sort of fag-lighter gas?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on March 02, 2017, 07:55:35 pm
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RyXHca9sifQ/WLh4SF3XADI/AAAAAAAA9Xo/y8Pn83MIGHwueiixoXhOXjulu9El4bHrwCPcB/s800/P2140631.JPG)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on April 12, 2017, 08:42:39 pm
In Kendal:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3950/33185931663_0cb26caf62_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: MikeFromLFE on April 22, 2017, 07:06:48 pm
As seen in Switzerland (only in the gents loos (apparently)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/d424fc1482200e3f08f89926236e5fe2.jpg)

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Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on April 23, 2017, 01:39:48 pm
I think we have ranted/grumbled in the Pub about the issues that have originated signs like these...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on April 23, 2017, 02:00:46 pm
As seen in Switzerland (only in the gents loos (apparently)

Is that a square of bog roll carefully pasted on to the sign? Nice.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on April 23, 2017, 04:15:57 pm
Reminds me of that good old graffito: "it's no use standing on the seat/the crabs in here can jump ten feet"  (wall of the Edinburgh University Union toilets, ca. 1966).
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on May 09, 2017, 09:13:10 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_Ql2hqUMAA6w6w.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 26, 2017, 09:08:00 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4245/34747892022_24b51fa3c1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UWy2GA)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on May 28, 2017, 10:38:01 am
(http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/165537827.jpg)

The "risque technologique" is that of being flattened by a shockwave and penetrated by low-flying bits of metal: there's a big munitions depot at less than a kilometre from the road.  It's been there for yonks but the sign only appeared this year.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: JStone on May 29, 2017, 05:50:23 pm
The "risque technologique" ...

A dangerous country, France

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4244/34807048122_1c40098c47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V2MdKm)

(outside the petrochem plants near the Dunkerque ferry terminal)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 05, 2017, 09:53:19 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4217/35109659065_75b2622712_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vuwbrp)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on June 08, 2017, 12:00:58 pm
Couldn't take a photo, but in my local primary school / polling station the election signage has been pinned on top of the Rules for a Happy Lunchtime, resulting in "Please put all rubbish in the parliamentary general election".
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: The French Tandem on June 14, 2017, 12:15:48 pm
Not sure whether this fits better on the silly or sensible signs thread. All I know is that you are in trouble if your fuel tank is empty!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wwrwjt14d44/S6-R9M5W04I/AAAAAAAABKU/4ceu_vBqoPg/s1600/IMG_5107.JPG)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on June 22, 2017, 08:47:31 pm
I'm getting a bit fed up the pub near my house.  "The Jolly Racist" 
 Tonight I'm trying the one at the bottom of my garden.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4310/36172174331_b4e6b77fb2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X7pRd8)IMG_20161001_151627 (https://flic.kr/p/X7pRd8) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

And

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36175216671_6ac5b16322_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X7FrAg)20170622_203231 (https://flic.kr/p/X7FrAg) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

"Cyclist Friendly"
Seems good.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 26, 2017, 04:01:49 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4217/34706445654_84f9c9016a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/USTB93)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on July 03, 2017, 02:46:12 pm
No picture, sorry, but:
Quote
There's no "i" in Takeaway but there is in Pizza

Can't argue with that, now can you?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: fuaran on July 17, 2017, 07:51:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/tF4y0Khh.jpg)
Very sensible, you don't want to get them mixed up...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 18, 2017, 12:28:45 am
Given that these facilities might be used by 'merry' people, surely the architects/designers could have used something that looks completely different?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 01, 2017, 08:13:49 pm
If only!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35922157390_6a65434e5e_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WJjrTd)

It's on a guided busway which is still under construction, so no idea what the "car trap" actually is.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: sojournermike on August 01, 2017, 09:14:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/tF4y0Khh.jpg)
Very sensible, you don't want to get them mixed up...


Childish, but made my day.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 09, 2017, 04:33:21 am
This:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36278574384_3f7b0f135e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XgPbeN)
Sign (https://flic.kr/p/XgPbeN) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

is right next to this:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36278569704_2f2b17760d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XgP9R7)
Boiling mud (https://flic.kr/p/XgP9R7) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Gareth Rees on September 09, 2017, 08:36:12 am
It's on a guided busway which is still under construction, so no idea what the "car trap" actually is.

It's a hole that's just narrower than the wheel-span of a guided bus. Here's one on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway:

(http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/26/67/2266724_646b09d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 25, 2017, 01:38:27 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4367/37267908202_871bbc538a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YMeLHq)
P9240255 (https://flic.kr/p/YMeLHq) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

I presume the same applies to the dismembered corpses of murder victims.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: pucklie24 on September 29, 2017, 02:48:29 am
(https://415d6b0c-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/alittlebitoeverything/senseless-signs/07_sdfgdsg.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cpWc2_x7VDCwMl0PB29iiVfSfhkcsXe9O4NbebFr-lyL2rNBvOdW2USHjuU-NosAh0E2GPOlhhzRTzzygBzOoqmnVNasI9dl5AJNnbOR27gQ2tF0QsUNA9LKP9zi1BGgu-uxN1-dxxvC4BCXv8pdzeNxxkM-tX7C_ADpP6oGAM9M5Cc431gHQXdNQYGDbBLoiNAM-8l14VBrEQUn1JsRsurbrWLMEct2LqrPf1qq2XY_UrfmGR0Za_EbuiSTdQD6peLFh_N&attredirects=0)


 ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on September 29, 2017, 09:25:34 am
It's on a guided busway which is still under construction, so no idea what the "car trap" actually is.

It's a hole that's just narrower than the wheel-span of a guided bus. Here's one on the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway:

(http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/26/67/2266724_646b09d3.jpg)

Rather more humane that the severe tyre-damage gadgets they have in the US. ("Warning: STD Ahead"?)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: JStone on September 30, 2017, 07:27:50 pm
Outside local hospital main entrance

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4442/37383245412_96fd5ea7b6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YXqUs1)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 30, 2017, 09:24:06 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on October 14, 2017, 01:05:28 am
Not bad for Paris.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/37681398111_36aecb4934_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZpM1RM)20171012_202616 (https://flic.kr/p/ZpM1RM) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on October 14, 2017, 09:47:12 am
Beg to differ - the last Guinness I had in Paris was bloody awful.

Maybe I should have slapped a pound of butter in it.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: nikki on January 11, 2018, 09:48:25 pm
From https://twitter.com/Cycling_Embassy/status/951389464131235840

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTQCeCpW4AAWqY_.jpg)

"How to stress that people should cycle behind each other with oncoming cyclists or pedestrians? Use this sign! 'With oncoming traffic, do the bike polonaise!'"
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 11, 2018, 10:19:28 pm
Evidently the Dutch are more familiar with their social dances. And faced with a Silly Sustrans Gate, the bike limbo might be more useful!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on January 12, 2018, 10:02:33 am
WARNING, ZOMBIES!

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26804809_1780011482043655_4256441413982752239_n.jpg?oh=b4c986c7e02e16f5cccaa047aa41ed7d&oe=5AB50449)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: JStone on May 28, 2018, 05:07:47 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/41688322104_8243544c84_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26vRxLd)

Disabled parking space - 'If you take my place, take my handicap'
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on June 03, 2018, 01:40:06 pm
From my Twitter feed...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DexF_kqWsAEE7V4.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: meddyg on July 13, 2018, 09:04:20 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/42484973425_3b860622f2_k.jpg)


placed outside Cardiff City Hall
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 16, 2018, 06:25:16 pm
What an appropriate rank.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: JStone on August 23, 2018, 09:29:19 pm
For those days when when another 22 yards is just too far

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/43506742814_98f81f804d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29hxqTq)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 23, 2018, 10:00:41 pm
I'm sure that one used to say 220 yards, before the Beard thing opened and the next pub was the White Bear (which, incidentally, I have recently discovered is quite nice when the students are away).
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: meddyg on September 03, 2018, 08:31:44 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/29411676167_ea31eb4a5e_k.jpg)






at the Strandbad* Kemnader See last week on the Ruhr River

*or were they calling it 'City Beach' ?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: meddyg on September 03, 2018, 08:33:16 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1848/44454338811_9099d6c9b3_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 04, 2018, 11:52:03 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1868/29411676167_ea31eb4a5e_k.jpg)






at the Strandbad* Kemnader See last week on the Ruhr River

*or were they calling it 'City Beach' ?
And the TV only shows love films?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: MikeFromLFE on September 17, 2018, 12:38:42 pm
Good luck getting anything through! (Sutton in the Elms, Leicestershire)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/3c186d7a7184d449d7ebf05a09414b74.jpg)

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Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on September 17, 2018, 12:48:10 pm
Was the NCN sign just out of shot?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: MikeFromLFE on September 17, 2018, 02:09:20 pm
Was the NCN sign just out of shot?
Not sure if it's NCN, but yes there is a (very narrow) cycle path to the right of the picture with a sign. Not deliberately cropped.
It's a couple of years since I've been down this disused motor-road and they've erected barriers and gates which I'm sure weren't previously there - my memory is that these No Entry signs did at one time serve a useful purpose, but nature wins every time!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 17, 2018, 03:11:12 pm
Is this the other end of the same road?
https://goo.gl/maps/gjpsnHtsEq62
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: MikeFromLFE on September 17, 2018, 03:41:50 pm
Yes! That's the one.
Here's a link to the ride :  https://ridewithgps.com/trips/27854322
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: meddyg on September 30, 2018, 08:33:46 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1925/44942244272_4572fa3382_k.jpg)

just by Broadway station in the Cotswolds...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: meddyg on October 13, 2018, 09:36:23 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/44541274384_78e5d39cef_k.jpg)

Yeah, quite right too !

Bit of a post-war interdiciton I think, though
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 13, 2018, 09:47:56 pm
"Commit no nuisance" is still seen all over Indian cities. Means "Don't piss here!" A less official but probably more effective way of ensuring that is to paint holy figures (Brahma, Shiva, Jesus, Islamic symbols... ) but probably would look a bit odd in a dockyard in Britain!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Salvatore on October 18, 2018, 12:44:31 pm
I saw the "PRIVATWEG" from a distance and my heart sank - the alternative was a long sandy track. Nevertheless I went closer and read the small print - "Anyone who takes care and keeps their dog on a lead is welcome to pass through."

So I did.

(https://i.imgur.com/cuu3twm.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 18, 2018, 12:46:22 pm
Were dogs provided for the dogless?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Salvatore on October 18, 2018, 02:44:59 pm
I was dogless. If I remember correctly, it was more of a horsey area.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Andrij on October 18, 2018, 09:00:54 pm
Were dogs provided for the dogless?

They're not provided in London, sadly.

(https://bridgesandtangents.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/dogs.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on October 23, 2018, 09:58:26 pm
Mooching through some old photos, I came across one from the TdF, while I was in Skipton

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CCyp9Em23pc/W8-LCGjTXNI/AAAAAAAC3FA/3Y-84autDYA2Bdp5eabqwSftK0ykTEulgCKgBGAs/s1024/IMG_20140705_141543.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2019, 12:29:39 pm
On the back of a car:

"I don't look disabled?  Well you don't look ignorant.  Life's funny like that."
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 09, 2019, 06:09:01 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7813/32630569867_002c4600e5_c.jpg)
It is.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on April 23, 2019, 06:56:33 pm
In that there Belgium

(http://citoyenspourleclimat.be/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ceci-n-est-pas-une-voiture.jpg)

I think I might try to get one (http://citoyenspourleclimat.be/ceci-nest-pas-une-voiture/)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on June 10, 2019, 03:00:33 pm
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nKc0pFb5ldo/XP5iJ15HPYI/AAAAAAADCjk/Ox5HxDqXmdcUkOBFiavzMUPENfmOKapPgCKgBGAs/s640/IMG_20190603_134433.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 29, 2019, 05:35:36 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2019_09_28_13_16_59.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 29, 2019, 06:59:56 pm
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 29, 2019, 07:19:00 pm
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?

Or, if that's already been attempted and stripped the threads, by chucking the whole sorry mess in a bin and replacing it with a working bog seat that doesn't tip you off.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on September 29, 2019, 07:24:35 pm
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.
The seat probably wanted to make the crossing before the chaos of Brexit
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 29, 2019, 08:42:04 pm
Loose bog seats seem to be more common than well-fixed ones to the disabled traveller...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on September 29, 2019, 08:54:04 pm
Loose bog seats seem to be more common than well-fixed ones to the disabled traveller...

They're only scoring marginally better for the non-disabled traveller, though I expect the ones in accessible loos get subjected to more sideways stress as people transfer from wheelchairs.  The rot set in when they started deliberately making the nuts out of brie, in order that application of ham-fisted monkey force wouldn't crack the bowl when people tried to sort out the wobbly bog seat.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 30, 2019, 12:36:15 am
Proximal muscle weakness in many crips means we descend more heavily than ableds and exert forward shear forces on the bolts when rising.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: road-runner on October 07, 2019, 10:51:24 pm
(https://www.irelandbeforeyoudie.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: ElyDave on October 08, 2019, 09:18:59 am
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.

Had they overbooked again?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 08, 2019, 07:00:41 pm
Went in a restaurant toilet in Utrecht last night. I nearly fell down the toilet because it was square and rather wider than I'm used to.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 08, 2019, 08:04:47 pm
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on October 08, 2019, 08:13:51 pm
If it is square does that mean there is no place for the hip?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 08, 2019, 08:18:48 pm
Or that it's the place to be when you're really, really scared?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Pingu on October 08, 2019, 09:02:39 pm
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?

It wasn't so bad for the standeruppers. Looked a bit wierd thobut.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on October 08, 2019, 09:03:15 pm
If it is square does that mean there is no place for the hip?
;D
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 09, 2019, 01:18:13 am
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?

Some f*@%ing 'designer'.

I HATE straight-sided toilest with a vengeance!
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Ham on October 28, 2019, 11:01:21 am
Going through some of my Cuba photos I came across this one.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ooi8DEomrYU/XbbJQMiQwxI/AAAAAAADGGc/ILv8wESkVREO-1baYzof5ESFLDbxyRW-ACKgBGAsYHg/s1600/HAM80133.JPG)

Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 28, 2019, 12:33:43 pm
Not a taxi for bird watchers?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 28, 2019, 01:25:51 pm
"DiRtY DiEsEl", written in the dirt on the back of a dirty diesel.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on October 28, 2019, 01:42:00 pm


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on October 28, 2019, 01:44:41 pm


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?

Or "Yank"?
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 28, 2019, 01:53:38 pm
Methinks they meant 'touch' and mistook twitch for touch.

Slidy doors should not be pulled or touched.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 28, 2019, 02:01:48 pm


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?

Or "Yank"?
No Yanks in Cuba! (Obviously)

I interpreted it as "open" – the handle is broken and either the door has to be opened from inside or you have to get in the the other door.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: T42 on October 28, 2019, 02:48:37 pm
Tirar can also mean shoot.  I'm sure this is helpful.
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Kim on February 08, 2020, 07:13:53 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2020_02_08_13_11_10.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Steph on February 16, 2020, 04:41:13 pm
(https://www.irelandbeforeyoudie.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/image.jpg)

I nicked that off the mudguard of a German triker while riding the North Sea route.

I then had it painted on my back for the Brighton World Naked Bike Ride, and photos ended up in the Standard and the Graun.

The problem was that the paint was UV proof and during my Danube ride a little later I had the slogan stencilled on my back...
Title: Re: Sensible Signs
Post by: Basil on February 16, 2020, 04:55:30 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49542949778_9b35a0e2b4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2itWyVh)IMG_20200216_165146 (https://flic.kr/p/2itWyVh) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr