maybe you shouldn't have forced the cyclists across the rail tracks in that case?

I've just discovered the Stick Figures in Peril group, so I went through my archives knowing I had at least one good shot for them.


This is at one of the terrifying one-lane bridges that carry 2-way car, train and bike traffic across various rivers in the New Zealand's sparsely populated South Island's sparsely populated west coast. I think it expresses its intended message rather well.

  • Emma 10y

    violent sign!
  • Eldan Goldenberg 10y

    I suppose it is, but I must confess my first reaction was to laugh. A lot.

    It did succeed in making me very careful around the embedded rail tracks though....
  • Ema 10y

    I'm so impressed with the details in this stick-figure, with the front wheel of the bike actually facing a different direction from the bike body. And the biker's properly helmeted head falling off.
  • Eldan Goldenberg 10y

    Pedantically speaking, it's not really all that accurate. See, if the cyclist was going across the tracks at an angle that close to perpendicular to them, he/she wouldn't have been tripped up by them (in fact it's the correct way to cross rail tracks). It's if one tries to cross them at a slight angle, as one would when overtaking, that tracks are a real hazard.

    The head falling off is classic though, and I'm glad someone else appreciates that detail.
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