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Sensible Signs
« 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.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 04:51:35 pm »

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #2 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".

Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 11:22:36 pm »


The road was routed around the loch in the sixties or seventies, so the ferry is no more, but the village remains.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #4 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 ???
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 05:08:32 pm »


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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 04:30:15 am »

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.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 07:06:34 pm »


On one of the many fine outdoor shops of Llanberis.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 01:05:41 am »

On the bog door, Rest Area RP-806, Nevada.  Sensible advice, really...
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #9 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.
Working my way up to inferior.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #11 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:



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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 07:35:18 pm »


Working my way up to inferior.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2014, 06:05:38 pm »
<pedant> Scorpions are not insects. </pedant>

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #15 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?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2014, 06:55:46 pm »


In a Friesland bike shop.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 12:14:20 am »


The gorge immediately behind this notice is 172 metres deep...
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2014, 03:01:26 am »


The gorge immediately behind this notice is 351 metres deep.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #19 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!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2014, 06:29:25 pm »

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2014, 10:57:21 am »
But none of them look like a man's willy...
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2014, 06:42:03 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2014, 06:52:02 pm »
But none of them look like a man's willy...

Carroty error then?   ;D

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2014, 05:07:08 pm »
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...