Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bloody Cyclists


















I'm prompted to post this after looking back over some of BOABs posts.

Some of the roadside signage appearing in his photos is bizarre, to say the least. I guess there are rich pickings when it comes to wierd signs in the urban environment where he rides.

There are big mobs of signs in Sydney, so by the law of averages some of them will be absurd. Which reminds me - does anyone know who's got the pub in Sydney now?

There's no excuse for the above example.

It's located on the Northern approach to Cunnamulla, about 20 kms out. I've been driving this road regularly since 2005, and I've seen (or at least I remember seeing) one cyclist in all that time on this road. He was slightly demented Japanese gentleman who was inspired by riding thousands of kilometers through the outback.

I think he was attracted by the contrast with his homeland. There's not much outback in Japan.

But there it is - sliently warning you to keep your eyes peeled for errant Mulga Bills.

Now if the sign had a picture of a black wallaby on it, I could understand its function. I've never hit a cyclist out there, but am averaging one roo or wallaby strike each year.

If you click on the image, you'll see a dead roo up the road a bit, and a road train in the distance. Both are slightly more of a problem than errant cyclists.

2 comments:

cav said...

The sign's a fake - it has no gunshot wounds!

1735099 said...

Cav
It's real - they're poor shots out here; signs too small. The big signs are full of holes.

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