This picture was taken by Brian Poppe during our recent heavy snowstorm. It's near an exit off Interstate 5 near Burlington. Brian's a member of the Wet Leather rider group. He's graciously given me permission to use the photo. Due to the conditions when the photo was taken and the transfer to the blog, the sign's a little blurry. I sincerely apologize for that. You can see the original posting here.
The sign reads: Motorcyclists use extreme caution.
Like I say, it should be obvious!
You have to wonder why someone thought to post a sign in a snowstorm in the first place. Was it there before the snow? Did policy just dictate that certain signs be placed at certain spots? Why did the crews even think a motorcyclist would be out in the snow?
Perhaps they saw a certain Yamaha mounted rider with a Hi-Viz jacket out and about and figured they should protect all road users? Even those who are crazy! Actually, I prefer the term "fearless". This blog is named Musings of an Intrepid Commuter. Look up "intrepid" in the dictionary sometime.
Someone suggested this would be a good thing to include in an Aerostich ad. Works for me.
Miles and smiles,