three across is good. three at differing levels is... different.. as is "what the hell is that thing?".. gets their attention, mebbe gets them slowing down?Yep. Three lights up front. I think it's just about as important as a brake light. Scott
I did too when someone said "Hey, look at this picture and try to find something motorcycle related", but it may be a different story if you're just making a quick glance in that direction. It's more of a 'check out how easily bikers can disappear, so be careful' thing rather than trying to find waldo.I dunno. I was able to spot the cycle quite quickly. The unevenness and shape of the headlights gave the rider away.
Do you think if we wore red and white stripes they would actively look for us??I did too when someone said "Hey, look at this picture and try to find something motorcycle related", but it may be a different story if you're just making a quick glance in that direction. It's more of a 'check out how easily bikers can disappear, so be careful' thing rather than trying to find waldo.
sometimes we approach the problem(s) from the wrong perspective(angle) and come up with less than effective solutions..Do you think if we wore red and white stripes they would actively look for us?? And yes, you're right.
It's about how NEARLY invisible he is. If he were completely invisible there wouldn't be much use in posting the pic. Scott
But, red and white stripes are what Waldo wore.sometimes we approach the problem(s) from the wrong perspective(angle) and come up with less than effective solutions..
1st. People do not see with their Eyes.. they see with their brains.. they see what they are expecting to see.. if they are not motorcyclist, then that SMALL piece of information is not part of psychic and they dont connect the dots..
2nd. Colors, Strips, Flashy stuff.. well in this pic it is dusk. and there is very little light to bounce off even the most reflective outfits.. that probably would even confuse non motorcyclist as to what they mite be looking at.
3rd. Whatever somebody mite be seeing, decoding with thier brain, making even minimal effort to put this information into some coherent place in their ability to form logic..
4th. We dont represent a THREAT. we present a TOO SMALL image to be threatening.. That is the KEY TOP component to how people do Navigate Space and Motion.. Identify Threats and mitigate them.
5.. even if somehow our presence was duly noted.. chances of anybody giving credence (right of way) thought that this image represents a living breathing human being and any improper action they mite do could seriously affect the continuance of that.
6.. so IF you want to First get Noticed and then get some minimal amount of creditibility on usage of Space and Time ie Roadway,, is to project a LARGE IMAGE and move in motions that are somewhat Threatening..
I know this is counter intuitive to being a good citizen and representative of the m/c community and all that hogwash.. but hey you want to go home in one piece to your fambly an all otter such stuff.. GO BIG and then GO HOME. poncho
for some, finding Waldo is all about running him over. end. game over. ponchoutBut, red and white stripes are what Waldo wore.
So,...their brain is going to subconsciously try to find us...like it's a game. It'll be fun for em; if we can get them off the phone long enough. Scott