Friday, September 14, 2007

One if by land, two if by sea

Despite the instructions from my big sister that I should do what the sign says, when I was out on my training ride, I couldn't follow the posted instructions at this crosswalk because there were no flags in the containers below the sign.

Fortunately, I carry a signaling device of my own around. A few warning rounds down the road from that bad boy seemed to part traffic enough for me to cross.

This does bring up a valid safety point, however. Should I also be carrying my flare gun, which I usually reserve for real bike rides--I'm not talkin' 'bout pleasure boatin' or day sailin'. I'm talkin' 'bout workin' for a livin'. I'm talkin' 'bout sharkin'!--for situations like this? Remember, I'm on my bike, so weight is a bit of a concern. Perhaps they make a carbon fiber flare gun?

[Bonus points: Name the building in the background.]

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  1. (raises hand) oh, oh, oh...I know.

    but I always answer all your questions.

  2. I think it is something tall and pointy, but I fortet the name.

  3. Googling your neck of the woods brought me to, which sent me to the George Washington Masonic Memorial...though at first glance it looked like a stupa!

  4. Angkor not. Schtupp-ah,eh?

  5. Bully for you, Henitsirk. But how do you know that it's not a Masonic stupa?

    And Steve, I hope that you know.

  6. True, who knows what esoteric stuff those Masons were really into. George Washington with his special apron, etc.