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A bit of transport vocabulary

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 8,802 mod
edited December 2013 in Countries and Travel
For @Helvio

Motorcycle Hand Signals Chart
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PS - I would say "fist clenched", but other than that it seems to be correct.
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  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ohhh Lynne, thank you, it's lovely!
  • science24science24 Posts: 976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But I think they will unuseful if the other car drivers don't understand them? :)>-
    So, they are not only for motorcyclists but for car drivers as well.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We use this communication @science24 when we are riding in group. If is just you, you might keep accelerating! :))
  • science24science24 Posts: 976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    can you tell me what was the maximum speed that you have ever reached ? :D

    (make sure I will not tell the police man about that)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Science24, I am not too linked with speed, so my bikes don't have high speed with characteristic.

    But a couple of times I have placed 180km/h (112 mph) on the speedometer.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,802 mod
    In Germany there are motorways with no speed limit. It's quite terrifying.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    We were following a motorcyclist yesterday who was meandering all over the place in front of our taxi. At the last minute he stuck his arm out to turn right, just in time. I'm sure the driver was about to overtake him and there would have been a squashed cyclist. Hand signals are so important.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    I thought that he is trying to scratch the itch on his waist in the right bottom picture.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    Haha! Ants in his pants?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    @april it also looks like he's taking his belt off!
    The first one looks like "Yay I came first!" and the Double file one looks like "peace for all"
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    Do you think he is going to do striptease @SillyLittleBleeder‌? :))
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    @april‌ no, but that would be interesting to see because it would be extremely difficult and the driver (or rider?) would probably crash or fall
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    Maybe he just need to have a pee. ;)
    Sorry guys, I did it again. TMI. :))
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    Now that would be gross, I'd rather pee inside my pants.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    That's even more gross @SillyLittleBleeder‌!

    Mind the gap!
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    no @mheredge‌ because no one would notice
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    Are you going to put it in the fuel tank, @SillyLittleBleeder‌ ? =))
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    LOL Not in the fuel tank @april‌ Maybe in the bottle of oil
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    Wouldn't it be great if bikes could run on pee?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    errrrrr it would be interesting.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,494
    People who take part in the Ironman pee on themselves while riding their bike.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    :)) This conversation reminds me of Barcelona.
    I must chuckle.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    Ugh! I can't think of anything much more horrid than cycling with a wet crotch, @Xeb‌! Don't they get sore?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,494
    edited April 2014
    What's peeing on yourself on top of 3.8km swimming, 180km on a bike, and a marathon?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,832 mod
    It's not me, that's for sure @Xeb‌ .
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,494
    Me neither, April.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    You have a point, @Xeb‌. Who's going to notice a bit of pee with all that sweating. And I wonder if anyone can pee much. Certainly even though I'm drinking gallons nowadays, I'm sweating like there's no tomorrow and nature doesn't call much.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,494
    I guess that you have to develop a technique to drain your bladder on a bike and have to figure out the right moment to do so.

    I had fun reading "The ugly side of Ironman" on the "first off the bike" website.
    Here is an extract:
    I think a fine time for no 1’s is on a down hill, otherwise you drop too much speed when you stop pedaling. Once the stream has started, you’re good to push on both the pedals and your external urethral sphincter concurrently…it’s a satisfying feeling to be moving at 40km/h under your own steam and sending a stream of urine to it’s freedom from the dark abyss of your bladder. You’re like Che Guavera off the potty.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,502 mod
    I wanted to hit both the LOL and Awesome buttons @Xeb! I think I'll just to stick to trekking and find a bush when the need arises.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,494
    I could hardly believe it, WikiHow has got an entry "How to Perform a Courtesy Pee".
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