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  • Retrorockit
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    They finally fixed this. They also installed a new Welcome To The Town of Davie sign on the far side of this bridge. The previous one lasted about a month.
    Not only did this guy get his tires into the retaining wall he got all the way up into the handrail and broke it too.

  • Retrorockit
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    They haven't fixed this yet. The other night i was riding toward the camera when some of the crime scene tape they put up on the handrail side was blowing around and grabbed my left foot. IDK if it broke or just got pulled loose but I'm lucky it did because the only place to put my right foot down to remove it was in the middle of the mangled girders.

  • Retrorockit
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    Taking a selfie picking his nose.

  • Cyclops
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    The clown was likely on his phone....or picking his nose.

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  • Retrorockit
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    Also notice the tire scuff marks on the concrete wall to the right of the sidewalk. They just cleaned and painted that a few months ago.
    Last edited by Retrorockit; 09-06-2023, 06:03 AM.

  • Retrorockit
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    Moron this. Do you see the load on the truck with no tie downs? When they tow it that will probably end up in the road and cause another accident.

  • Retrorockit
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    You mean the guy who tried to drive a 1 ton truck through the gap in the guard rail for the crossbar to come down. I guess that's one way to get him to stop picking his nose while driving.

  • Cyclops
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    Notice they guy giving you the finger?....lol

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  • Retrorockit
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    They're at it again. Share the sidewalk! I turned around to get the photo. if I was coming the other way when this happened it would ahve been a 20' section of guardrail coming at me.
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ID:	164400‚Äč You can see the finished end of the previous section of guardrail. There is a bout a 2 foot gap between the 2 sections. He put the front wheel of a dually truck into that gap. The back of the truck is a bout a foot wider on each side. So he was nowhere near being in a lane. The 2 pieces of pipe on the ground are rub rails from the back of the guardrail to keep cyclists legs out of the rail support posts.
    On the other side of this bridge is where they took out the Welcome to the Town of Davie sign twice. The have to cross the sidewalk and go down the side of the embankment to hit that.

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  • Retrorockit
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    Just in case someone else is confronted with something like this crosswalk. When I say "Staying alive one lane at a time" I mean EVERY lane.
    Even if there are cars stopped in all 4 traffic lanes, I still need to check the emergency lane for motorcycles running the light.

  • Retrorockit
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    I had a new version of running the 4 lane crosswalk today. The light changed and the traffic stoppped in the 2 nearest lanes. I looked into the 3rd lane and it was clear so I crossed into that one. there was a car comingin the 4th lane. It wasn't speeding up, or blowing it's horn at me. I was clearly visible in the 3rd lane. I almost thought it was going to stop. Actually it just drove through thecrosswalk at the posted 45mph speed limit. Texting. Completely ignored the "Prepare to stop ahead" flashers, the 2 red overhead traffic signals, and me sitting right there in the crosswalk part way across the road. The driver didn't see any of it.
    Staying alive one lane at a time.
    Last edited by Retrorockit; 08-02-2023, 04:16 AM.

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  • Retrorockit
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    BTW if you call the Davie Police to report something in that area be prepared to have to argue with them about whether that's their jurisdiction or not.Maybe the police are knocking down the sign so they won't have to patrol there? They were happy to patrol there when it was a notorious speed trap on SR84. Now that it's the Interstate they've lost interest.

  • Retrorockit
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    The airbag munchers are at it again. On this same road there is a border sign for the town I live in. "Welcome to the Town of Davie". i t used to be a town. Pastures and orange groves, but it's become a sprawling South Florida suburban city. The sign is on the downhill side of a bridge over a waterway that defines the border. About 15 feet from the road and part way down the bridge embankment.
    To hit it you have to jump a curb,cross a sidewalk, and go offroad a bit to get there. Next stop is the drainage ditch. About 6 weeks ago it got run over. It was pretty strange that someone went off the road there. I thought it was a 1 time thing. They put in a new sign and about 3 weeks later it got taken down again. About 40' past the sign is a RH turn at the bottom of the bridge. The only thing I can figure is that someone in the left lane needs to turn and is running people off the road to turn there.
    I took a ride to Miami with a younger person. The navigation was entirely provided by the cell phone app. Even for the 2nd trip there. If Siri says turn you turn. So if your Ebike isn't plotted on Google earth you may be SOL.

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  • Retrorockit
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    Well I've got a couple more updates for my favorite pedestrian crosswalk. I had to stand the bike on the front tire the other night. Waited for the usual 3 cars to run the light in the rh lane, then started across. The furthest lane was clear but as I came up a car came racing up too fast to stop before getting into the walkway. I had left my yellow side strobes at home on the charger.
    Next day crossing the other way, the usual suspects ran the light 3 times. As I was crossing an MC moved into the emergency lane and ran the light just as I was getting there. I saw the asshole coming. I can't actually watch where i"m going here. That's not where the danger is. If there was a truck or SUV there I might not have seen him. I could have T-boned him into the gap in the concrete barrier. Didn't think of it soon enough. 3.5 Stooges!
    Last edited by Retrorockit; 02-25-2023, 08:26 AM.

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  • Retrorockit
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    If you think reflective clothing will keep you safe..........................
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