Day 139


August 12th, 2010

How am I supposed to calculate my optimal deceleration with this kind of imprecise information?


  1. Anthony in Raleigh says:

    That’s pretty dang funny, keep on walking!

    • Anthony in Raleigh says:

      Haha, I didn’t even notice the warning on the street as well! I guess a lot of people have ended up in that field beyond the T.

    • Anthony in Raleigh says:

      Oh and whee, first! I guess it pays to eat lunch at your desk, sadly.

  2. CJ in MN says:

    I wonder how much time went by before they added the “approx”

  3. Gigi says:

    Did you count your steps Matt? Wonder what’s the current figure in your pedometer…

  4. MN Roxanne says:

    What a funny sign… get ready, set, stop in 1000 ft… really get those brakes ready!

  5. deb says:

    Are we taking bets that Matt counted each step to see if the measurement was accurate?

  6. Jeff says:

    ummm How about a droid App for that when you get back. Million dollar idea…I’ll sell it t you for a dollar??!!

  7. Karen Too says:

    What? No reflectors on the sign? Seems to me those would be mighty useful out there in the pitch black of night.

  8. katzien in austin says:

    Looks like a great road to play “spaceship.” You know….you turn off the headlights but turn on the interior lights so the car glows from the inside like a spacehip. Good times. ;-)

  9. Thomas says:

    Downshift, downshift!!!!!

  10. April from CA says:

    That’s hilarious!

  11. Barbara Kiviat says:

    What were you doing on that side of the road?

  12. Candice In Alabama says:

    Matt, were you able to STOP in time? Or did you roll right through that dead end?

  13. Terry from NJ says:

    Has to be the result of a lawsuit.

    • Marshall in RVA says:

      They must drive really fast to require that much warning.

      • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

        I agree-lawsuit. And it is a downhill and for a truck you need that much warning in order to stop. Wouldn’t want to be the one who got hit by a truck that couldn’t stop in time. Or a Mattmobile not stopping in time! lol.

  14. JuJu says:

    Time to install a solar powered blinking caution light. Approximately 1000 feet? Like they needed to waste the manpower and materials on the Approx.!

  15. Shannon says:

    I live just a few miles from that sign.. And I just read on my Mom’s facebook that she got to meet you today! That’s awesome! And yes, I’ve seen many a car/truck/semi truck blow right past that stop sign and end up going through the guardrail. Good luck on your adventure, Matt! :)

  16. RG says:

    haha.. that made me laugh.. I needed that.

  17. Probably “some” highway “engineer” got out his slide rule (showing my age) and saw it wasn’t “perfect”, you know, “exact”…so they added “Approx”…”Matt, have you been this way before???”…

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