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    Thread: Road signs that make you wonder WTF?

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      04-17-2012 07:39 AM #1
      Here in Chicago in a hood where I exercise, I found this actual sign. It looks like an actual government issue sign too, not somebody's idea of having some harmless fun. It does remind though how I know trained dachshunds in another hood who are well trained invisible fence dogs that threaten to attack you when you pass by them


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      04-17-2012 08:04 AM #2
      Along Bloomfield Ave in Hartford is this sign:



      I never knew what it really meant until a google search for the picture today. It sits before a railroad track and it means school buses and other vehicles required to stop are exempt from having to stop. Funny thing about that is I've seen trains cross there before.

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      04-17-2012 08:57 AM #3
      For the longest time even into my teens I was puzzled by this one. I used to think who would want to live on a road without power... Then I learned basically it's government/municipal lingo for "Eventual Dead End".



      Then I saw this for the first time about 7 years ago in VA. I looked up, said "wtf does that even mean" and proceeded to pull into the "box" as I learned later it was called and got yelled at by my from VA passenger about how I was going to get a ticket and for the life of me could not understand why. I spent the next day arguing about the fact that so long as your not a "moron" you should have no trouble navigating an intersection in VA, especially since they are big, open, and the lights are several minutes long.

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      04-17-2012 09:02 AM #4


      apparently the batcave is around the corner from my apartment

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      04-17-2012 09:13 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnin8r View Post


      apparently the batcave is around the corner from my apartment
      Apparently you also need new windshield wipers



      I would say the Bat Cave is straight ahead just past the sign. The woods behind it are probably a cover and raise up when he approaches.

    6. 04-17-2012 09:20 AM #6
      Town of Effing, Austria. The sign has been stolen multiple times so they've since installed a more secure one.

      Last edited by paul_shark; 04-17-2012 at 09:21 AM. Reason: pic

    7. 04-17-2012 10:42 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      I never knew what it really meant until a google search for the picture today. It sits before a railroad track and it means school buses and other vehicles required to stop are exempt from having to stop. Funny thing about that is I've seen trains cross there before.
      The only time I see the "exempt" signs, they are on decommissioned tracks or at least ones that are not in use due to construction.

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      04-17-2012 11:16 AM #8


      translation : Obey the signs

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      04-17-2012 11:37 AM #9
      I think this is the first thread on this ever. Love the batman one though!
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    10. 04-17-2012 11:43 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by mraguilar View Post
      translation : Obey the signs
      We get these

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      04-17-2012 12:03 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      We get these
      I see this one everywhere since I started cycling America, and every time I see it I wonder WTF.

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      04-17-2012 12:39 PM #12
      No engine braking.
      Heart pumping antifreeze as I stand here.

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    13. 04-17-2012 12:41 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by volkstyle View Post
      No engine braking.
      What's confusing about that?
      Compression release engine braking, or Jake Brakes, are very loud in town.

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      04-17-2012 01:13 PM #14


      When I was around 4 or 5 years old my dad told me "Falling Rock" was a Native American indian who shoots arrows at white man driving by. I always looked for him but he never appeared.

      He had ways of making me believe crazy ****, he used to spray paint rocks gold and tell me he stole it from a pirate when he was in the army. And he also watched way to many country western cowboy movies.

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      04-17-2012 01:18 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Horror Business View Post
      When I was around 4 or 5 years old my dad told me "Falling Rock" was a Native American indian who shoots arrows at white man driving by. I always looked for him but he never appeared.

      He had ways of making me believe crazy ****, he used to spray paint rocks gold and tell me he stole it from a pirate when he was in the army. And he also watched way to many country western cowboy movies.
      Was this your dad?

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      04-17-2012 01:37 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      What's confusing about that?
      Compression release engine braking, or Jake Brakes, are very loud in town.
      I can see that with trucks and whatnot but not so much with cars...how many trucks do you get coming through a smaller town though?
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      04-17-2012 01:40 PM #17
      Depending upon where you live, many.

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      04-17-2012 01:40 PM #18
      Yep thats him, only he would be holding a beer instead of coffee.

    19. 04-17-2012 01:40 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Chockomon View Post
      I can see that with trucks and whatnot but not so much with cars...how many trucks do you get coming through a smaller town though?
      Those signs are for the trucks and not cars, iirc.
      We have a lot of highway and farm/ranch to market roads which travel through smaller towns.
      So quite a few trucks everyday I would bet.

    20. 04-17-2012 01:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Horror Business View Post
      Yep thats him, only he would be holding a beer instead of coffee.
      You must not drink in the mornings.
      That is what the coffee cup is for, convincing your neighbors that you are not tossing on back at 7:30AM.

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      04-17-2012 01:43 PM #21
      When I see a no left turn sign, and it is perfectly fine to turn... 3 way intersection , two lane roads, light to moderate traffic.
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      04-17-2012 01:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Chockomon View Post
      I can see that with trucks and whatnot but not so much with cars...how many trucks do you get coming through a smaller town though?
      There's a road with one of those signs in a small village near my house. It just happens to be a main throughway to a big area of town.
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      04-17-2012 02:06 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      Was this your dad?


      Don't forget about the guy in the ATM machine and the guy who opens the garage door.

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      04-17-2012 02:23 PM #24
      Yield Sign at the right turn with a dedicated merging line. All the idiots stop at this sign instead of accelerate and merge.

    25. 04-17-2012 02:25 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by watsontb View Post
      Don't forget about the guy in the ATM machine
      Automated Teller Machine machine?

    26. 04-17-2012 02:31 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by maloosheck View Post
      Yield Sign at the right turn with a dedicated merging line. All the idiots stop at this sign instead of accelerate and merge.
      I HATE these and have gotten into a minor accident because of it.

      Come on people, its easier to merge when you're moving!

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      04-17-2012 02:31 PM #27
      Bah! forcive habit. Vin number pin number. I can't escape...

    28. 04-17-2012 02:32 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by watsontb View Post
      Bah! forcive habit. Vin number pin number. I can't escape...

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      04-17-2012 02:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Automated Teller Machine machine?
      Spaceman Spiff interplanetary explorer extraordinaire is saddened by this.

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      04-17-2012 02:42 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Burnin8r View Post


      apparently the batcave is around the corner from my apartment


      That is so funny/weird...I was going to post this....I live right near here as well...small world

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      04-17-2012 02:50 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by watsontb View Post
      Bah! forcive habit. Vin number pin number. I can't escape...
      I think you just earned a double.

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      04-17-2012 02:55 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by watsontb View Post
      Bah! forcive habit. Vin number pin number. I can't escape...
      For all intensive purposes, the phrase is "Force of habit".
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      04-17-2012 03:04 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by CodeMan View Post
      For all intensive purposes, the phrase is "Force of habit".
      Could of fooled me.....

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      04-17-2012 03:05 PM #34
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      04-17-2012 03:10 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by dub01 View Post
      Could of fooled me.....

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