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Jan 27 2016

WW: Motorcycle Madness

Category: Egress,Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:02 am Comments (5)

I guess I’ve gotten used to seeing things here in Mexico that would be unusual to see in the U.S., so I’ve stopped noticing them.  A few weeks ago, I attended the TEDx conference in San Miguel de Allende, which was an awesome day of speakers on topics that ranged from a mushroom suit designed to detox and decompose corpses to how spirulina can end world hunger.  The conference was held at a fairly new conference center.

As I was checking out the place, I noticed what I thought would be a Fixed-it Friday application…

Rim Strike 1   Rim Strike 2

What left me Wordless was not the sighting of two panic devices when I’ve only seen a handful in the six months I’ve been in Mexico.  It happened when I backed up to take a photo of the pair of doors, and finally noticed the motorcycle parked inside of the conference center, in the egress corridor serving an Assembly occupancy that probably has an occupant load of close to a thousand people.  The fact that I passed it without noticing either means I’m losing my edge, or that I was overly-excited to finally see some panic hardware.  I don’t know which is worse.  🙂


5 Responses to “WW: Motorcycle Madness”

  1. Bob Caron says:

    Is that the common type of EXIT sign over there?

  2. cda says:

    You are more relaxed!! The move is working!

    So what does the wording at the bottom of the exit sign say?

  3. Jeff Tock says:

    It also looks like the actuating portion doesn’t cover half the door width.

  4. Martin B (aka Lauxmyth) says:

    And safe to assume a bike adds about 2 gallons of fuel to the building also. As such, much worse than say just a table of the same size.

  5. Bryan says:

    Exit sign says salida de emergencia, emergency exit for us northerners.

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