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Oh, god, do I know. Not because I have done it, but every time I go by that sign I go “wtf is that guy doing? He is like four feet in the air.”
Now that I’m moving back to Portland, with my bike in tow, I will have to remember the freaking MAX rails. They’re deadly, like a mine field lying in wait. Loving this comic, I was looking for a place to put my button ad, and I came across it in Project Wonderful. Kinda reminds me of a friend I know in Portland.
I hope you like the city as much as I!
That alignment problem should be easy to fix, just grip the wheel between your knees, hold in place, and twist the handlebars whichever way they need to go…of course, I’m sure you knew that already so my telling you was pointless
it looks like emoticons in the score board at the end
you :O (suprised)
portland :l (doesnt give a damn)
I have to say, I giggle every time I see one of those signs.
Damn MAX line.
that sign is actually a picture of you
I did this once going down a hill on a razor scooter. Being 25, over weight and moving faster than any pot head ever should, I saw the rails coming and I guess you know what happened…well NO! No, I did not get thrashed by the rails. I made a split decision to leap off the razor because I thought -I- knew what was coming. I tried to start running while in the air and tripped over my toes at about 20-ish mph and fell flat on my chest where I got a bitchin road burn for a few feet and the wind knocked out of me. My whol family saw from my back porch. Sigh. :D
The MAX lines are bad, but there are older rails in random places, like on the inner east side. The Bus Project has a big tally sheet for all the people taken down by the rails outside their building…
Road: “FUCK YOU, YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”
Just found this comic and love it. I am from portland and did the head over heels on railroad tracks thing many times during my youth. I still love the max though, despite how it has tried to kill me. I ride it back and forth for ages whenever I come home to visit.
had a friend who got most of his teeth knocked out in an accident like that
This happens to be all the time when I bike around Portland (maine that is), one time I flipped over my handle bars and can a good foot from being run over by an oncoming car. it was kinda funny accually, but I have a weird almost budy relationship with death. meh, it works.
Ah, yes… Portland, OR:134