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Road hazards #759696
12/18/18 11:26 am
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For quite a while , I’ve been thinking of making a compilation of all possible road hazards .
Probably too late to start now , because over the years , I’ve seen many things that I did not photograph .
Sometimes for obvious reasons , like chasing dogs , crazy drivers , crossing wildlife ..
Onboard camera’s makes it easier , of course .
Anyway , here is a selection .
I will add some more later , and maybe others can add their pictures ?

Cows :
[Linked Image]

Cowshit :
[Linked Image]

Sheep :
[Linked Image]

Logging :
[Linked Image]

Potholes :
[Linked Image]

Rockfall :
[Linked Image]

Last edited by ludwig; 12/19/18 10:17 am.
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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759765
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Puddles :
[Linked Image]

Leaves :
[Linked Image]

Gravel :
[Linked Image]

Mud :
[Linked Image]

Missing gardrails :
[Linked Image]

Poor repair :
[Linked Image]

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759797
12/19/18 6:54 pm
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Endless fallen trees in the Great Storm of 1987 (UK), I selected a Yamaha trail bike to get to work. A chainsaw and a tractor would have earned me some money.

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759810
12/19/18 8:39 pm
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"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759812
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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759813
12/19/18 8:53 pm
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By far the greatest existential threat I face is that damn cell phone and the idiots that use them while driving.

It's the new "drunk driving" as if that wasn't bad enough.

I'm often in a line of cars following someone doing well below the speed limit as they text their friends.......

This is not good for my blood pressure, either.

I'm in favor of HUGE fines for doing this, like 5000$ for each offense and two offenses, no license.

Cheers,
Bill


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Re: Road hazards [Re: HawaiianTiger] #759816
12/19/18 9:04 pm
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i agree 100% with Tigey...last year wife and i were on Honda Shadow Cruiser Thing and a woman backed out right in front us she was looking down at phone going backwards into road with neither hand on steering wheel!! I blared horn and she looked up and we swerved and wife and i gave 'finger' wife called woman the "B" word and it wasn't 'beautiful' we gotta keep our heads on a swivel even more these days......


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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759860
12/20/18 10:57 am
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Clumsy rider :
[Linked Image]

Wrong lane ;
[Linked Image]

Cyclist in blind turn :
[Linked Image]

Tractor + trailer :
[Linked Image]

Pedestrian :
[Linked Image]

Accident :
[Linked Image]

Grass :
[Linked Image]


More later ..

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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759877
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Beautiful Country! - maybe best not look and appreciate it while you're moving....


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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #759883
12/20/18 4:25 pm
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Thinking the same thing! Beautiful scenery, ....... aside from the hazzzzzards that is!


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Re: Road hazards [Re: HawaiianTiger] #759899
12/20/18 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger


I'm in favor of HUGE fines for doing this, like 5000$ for each offense and two offenses, no license.

Cheers,
Bill


i drive big trucks for a living. if i get caught using a hand-held cellphone, the fine for me is aroubd $2600, and $11000 to my company.



every day you do not take a chance is a day of your life that you will never get back.
Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #760071
12/22/18 10:41 am
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More cowshit :
[Linked Image]

Irrigation ( nice on a hot day ..) :
[Linked Image]

Thunderstorm :
[Linked Image]

Snow :
[Linked Image]

Ice :
[Linked Image]

Fog :
[Linked Image]



Thick fog is probably one of the worst road conditions , so time for a break :

[Linked Image]

Last edited by ludwig; 12/22/18 10:52 am.
Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778351
07/11/19 9:23 am
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Road kill :
[Linked Image]

More cows :
[Linked Image]

Rock fall :
[Linked Image]

Truck coming uphill .
(has the right of way , and knows it ..) :
[Linked Image]

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778359
07/11/19 10:42 am
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Where I live this is a common road hazard....

[Linked Image]


And these things..especially early evening...

[img]https://townsquare.media/site/671/f...mp;h=0&zc=1&s=0&a=t&q=89[/img]


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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778361
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buzzards eating roadkill they are everywhere around here they wait til you get close then fly up
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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778372
07/11/19 3:20 pm
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Worse than "pedestrian:"
Pedestrian WITH cell phone. They will step out right in front of you.

Also, cell phone users in cars are dangerous 24 hours a day.
At least DRUNK drivers were rare before 8 PM.

Also, a puddle may not be so bad in itself, but it could be filling a large pot hole which you can't see.

I'll add: Idiot on bicycle.
Worse yet, TWO idiots on bicycles riding side-by-side in your lane on inside of a blind curve.

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778380
07/11/19 4:06 pm
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On the "Learn from the Mistakes of Others" front about Road Hazards....

I know that there are millions of "road rage" and "accident fails" and "jackass" videos out there, especially from Russia where every third car seems to be vodka-fueled, and I don't pay much attention to those ...

... but it IS interesting and informative to watch American dash-cam videos, about the same roads on which I ride. Not the road-rage ones, anyone can avoid that situation, but just 'normal' driving.

I watch them from the standpoint of "pretending" that I'm driving down that road from the camera's perspective. And I'm thinking "OK, something is going to happen here. Can I see it coming? Can I see the situation develop? When would I have started slowing down or moving out of the way? What if I were on my bike, what would I have done to avoid what's going to happen?"

In 90% of the situations, I wouldn't have gotten caught up in the crash. In about 10% of them, I can't see how I would have avoided it, such as a crashing car being flung into my lane. It's like watching a training film.

Anyhow, it helps me learn what MIGHT happen. Even if there's a small chance it might help, it's worth the time, I think.

Lannis


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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778404
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in my previous life.....about 45 years ago...., I drove UPS tractor trailer for my living...…...if you call it living...…...the #1 thing we were taught is "get the big picture and leave yourself an out" I still drive my car and bikes the same way...PS after I left Parcel I went to work in libraries and after a stint at that entered into journalism 30 years ago I still have nightmares about UPS

PS the fools in the NC House of Representatives just killed a bill aimed at cracking down on cell talk/texting...…..

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1972 Norton commando
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Re: Road hazards [Re: Irish Swede] #778409
07/11/19 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
Worse than "pedestrian:"
Pedestrian WITH cell phone. They will step out right in front of you.

Also, cell phone users in cars are dangerous 24 hours a day.
At least DRUNK drivers were rare before 8 PM.

Also, a puddle may not be so bad in itself, but it could be filling a large pot hole which you can't see.

I'll add: Idiot on bicycle.
Worse yet, TWO idiots on bicycles riding side-by-side in your lane on inside of a blind curve.


I second the motion,on these comments.
I have seen kids on bicycles,playing with the phone,completely distracted.
Tomorrows drivers?
I have been screamed at/the finger, etc.,
by bicyclists,me in the Semi or the Chevy or on a motorcycle.
There is a local public radio NYC program,for bicyclist rights,
hosted by a cyclist/lawyer.
Listening to that program,confirmed my suspicion.
Yes,they face many of the same hazards.
Yes,many are wronged/injured/or worse.
But the biggest problem,is forgetting their responsibilities.
Share the road,and use your head.

kevinroberts-
In this neck of the woods (NYC metro area), a cell phone violation
is 3K to the CDL driver, and 11K to the company.
I see CDL drivers,regularly,holding the 'hand held device'.
Not holding speed,or lane,etc.
The Freightliner I drive,has a bluetooth.
No reason for violations,at this point in time.?
?
Maybe things and people,are nicer,in Ohio.
'Round here,dump truck drivers,are paid by move/tonnage.
This creates a very dangerous,situation,particularly,on the Interstates.
Tailgating,speeding,weaving,flashing lights,etc.
Unprofessional.
I have 35 years,of what is now called class A,experience.
NYC metro area..
A NJ legislator,had a bill, that would require,an hourly rate,
for all NJ domiciled CDL equipment operators.
A law and public safety angle,in an attempt to make it safer for everybody.
It was squashed by those who profit the most,by current law/policy.
Free market capitalism.
5G is the planet,in a microwave oven.
For those who wish to shout me down-
Please explain,your support for Monsanto.
Please explain your support for 5G.
These are poster children for this failed system.



Last edited by Keane Lucas; 07/11/19 8:53 pm.

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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778412
07/11/19 9:04 pm
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Laws and more laws, keep passing more laws...And slowly all of our freedoms are erroded ....There's more than enough laws to cover any and all situations..How about citizens just drag a cell phone using driver out the car and stomp them...Maybe summary execution? ...Maybe stop at a roadside tavern and have a few beers while discussing the cellphone problem..


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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778413
07/11/19 9:22 pm
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Right you are RAF about the buzzards. I about hit one of the damn things a while back. They will not give up their "precious" until the last moment and then fly in front of you. They look like a barn door up close.

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Re: Road hazards [Re: Keane Lucas] #778414
07/11/19 9:28 pm
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This is a Good list .
It never hurts to be reminded
What thing or event is lurking
just beyond your sight line .[Linked Image]

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778437
07/12/19 4:34 am
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Ludwig: You ride those roads and think the IOM is too dangerous? At least they keep the sheep in the pen while the race goes on.
Around these parts you just gotta watch for the three D's Dogs, deer, and dipsticks.


Stepping on others doesn't make you stand tall.

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Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778443
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Lorry tyres exploding when you're alongside, twice in recent years, both times when driving a car. Lots of noise and debris, to be accelerated through and out of danger. For one instance, the lorry slewed into a jackknife, best seen receding in the rear view mirror.

Re: Road hazards [Re: ludwig] #778446
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What Dibnah said. Riding at night in the rain with chunks of lost retread from truck tyres on the black road. I've managed to miss them but now solve the problem by not riding at night in the rain if I don't have to.

Cheers, Wilf


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