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Painting messages on the road

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17/05/2004 at 12:26
Anyone got any stories of sneaking onto alpine climbs in the middle of the night and painting messages for the cyclists?

More importantly, what's the best medium to use... chalk, spray paint, emulsion? Colours? Will red show up ok?

Thinking of putting a few messages down for fellow club members on the Lanzarote climbs this weekend.
17/05/2004 at 12:28
Yellow's best.

Depending on local laws, you could be in trouble for using lots of paint.


So I've heard.
17/05/2004 at 12:35
Oooh!! ooh!

You can buy stuff called 'Pavement chalk'

Avaialble in all good toyshops. Washes off as soon as it rains.

Pink seems to show up the best.
17/05/2004 at 12:40
just for fun, you could use that "anti climb" paint....wouldn't show up too well, tho
17/05/2004 at 12:45

No way i'm using pink Lizzy.
17/05/2004 at 12:51

[underlines the word 'yellow' in post 2]
17/05/2004 at 12:53
so i'm lost jj, are you coming to austria or not?
17/05/2004 at 12:58
[taking pity on candy's lostness, draws lots of big yellow arrows in a line to show the way...]
17/05/2004 at 12:59
OK dokey, yellow it is then. Might as well go for permanent paint though in case we do it next year as well.
17/05/2004 at 12:59
that didn't help much, and i prefer pink anyway

they used to paint prison cells pink to break the spirits of interrogees y'know, although interrogees probably isn't a real word
17/05/2004 at 13:03
All the pink Chubby Chalks have gone. I think LizzyB stoleded them.

17/05/2004 at 13:08
Chubby Chalk? That could be your new nickname Andy.
17/05/2004 at 13:09
can't i go the whole hog with 'Pink Chubby Chalk'??
17/05/2004 at 13:10
It might crumble.
cougie    pirate
17/05/2004 at 13:29
In the Tour people paint the roads all day long, but it gets a bit messy when the team vehicles come up and the paint isn't dry.

Wonder how often it rains in Lanzarote ?
17/05/2004 at 13:33
#It ne-e-ever rains in Lanzarote
An' girls, they just go potty...#

17/05/2004 at 13:34
It hammered down during the volcano tri last week
17/05/2004 at 15:36
rain or lava?
17/05/2004 at 15:44
17/05/2004 at 16:22
is Pink "Chubby" Chalk any relation to Roy "Chubby" Brown???
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