Saturday, February 4, 2012

Simply Confused

This is day four of Fuzzy's #29in29 challenge (pic a day for 29 days).

One day, I might figure out how to use Twitter. Then I could provide you with the list, including links, of all participants. Of course, I could do that now if I had lots of time on my hands. But I don't. In fact, I have an appointment coming up that I simply cannot miss.

So on to my day four pic. Hubby actually gets partial credit since he spotted this sign a couple blocks from our house. I don't know how I didn't see the thing.

Neither of us get it.

I just don't understand.
I mean, it's true that you're entering the historic district at this point, a good part of the historic district includes residences, and it wouldn't hurt to use caution.

But why pick on motorcycles? Shouldn't everyone be cautious? Surely there are plenty of cage-bound motorists that would do well to use caution, too.

Speaking of caution... I wish the Sheriff and other emergency vehicles would exercise a bit of that instead of FLYING down Lee Street at very high speeds (hence the term "flying").

I get that there's an emergency somewhere, but is 50 to 60 mph really necessary on a narrow residential street four blocks before you get to the highway? Would going a bit slower really waste that much time?

I'll have to get that on video one day so y'all can see that I am not exaggerating.

I look forward to checking out everyone's pics later. For now, I gotta scoot.


SonjaM said...

I am reading between the lines of that sign: Beware riders residents are armed, and will shoot you from the saddle if you are too loud or too fast... ;-)

ToadMama said...

Sonja, that could be it!

Trobairitz said...

I think maybe they know that motorcyclists are the more responsible ones and will look out for soccer moms in SUVs and teenagers texting their besties as they are backing out of their driveway than the other way around.

Fuzzy said...

Have you ever happened to notice any historic bear traps in the road? Very dangerous to motorcyclists. That can be the only explanation.

ToadMama said...

Fuzzy, now you have me wondering. Is there really such a thing? Or are you just being creative? The only historic bear trap I can envision is a pit trap, and I doubt folks would care much for that, so I'm thinking you are pulling my leg.

Fuzzy said...

My imagination pictured the road littered with those metal clamp traps that you see in the cartoons. You know the ones with the jagged metal teeth?

Don't mind me - i'm sleep deprived :)