Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    It does look like they have a bike lane.


    Is the driver so upset that he doesn’t realize that he could have safely passed already? Does he prefer being angry?

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Nothing is keeping this guy from passing them. So what is his problem?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 12 months ago

    re: the bird
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    he probably can’t pass safely.
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    Unfortunately, this type of selfish behavior is standard for bicyclists. Note that they were riding outside of the bike lane yesterday and probably are today.

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, 12 months ago

    The cool road from Cross Village to Bliss, (M-119 by name), can be ugly when the bikers don’t keep it to the right. Hey, even farmers on tractors pull over every once in while to let the seventy five cars behind them pass so they can go more than 5 MPH up a steep dune… Bikers, you don’t have to ride continuously…Pull over and let a body by…or be a jerky jerk the that acts like a jerk…..Anybody out there that hate jerks?

  5. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I wondered about their position, too. But I believe that may have been inadvertent on Jef’s part. After all both bikes were on the line, yet the wheels overlapped. Two bodies of mass, same space, and all that. Also, we are assuming that there is a bike lane. Although today’s image does seem to support that, yesterday’s left much doubt.

  6. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Varnes

    Do you have any idea how much time and effort would be involved in frequently pulling over? The whole idea of biking is to keep the momentum steady. Especially when going uphill. We can’t just “hit the gas” to get going again. And finding a good spot to stop is usually problematic, anyway.

  7. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    From yesterday:
    @mklange
    Are you under the impression that cyclists are supposed to stay to the right of the line? Because, unless there is a bike lane there, that is completely wrong. Bikes have the right to the road, not just the shoulder.

  8. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I have occasionally pulled over when climbing a hill. I don’t want a bunch of vehicles behind me in the first place. In fact, well meaning people who hang behind me, when they could pass, bother me. The people behind them get irate, then angry people eventually have pass me. These new “3 feet” laws (4 or 5 feet in some places) also can cause traffic to back up behind me. I don’t like them.

  9. Stew Bek

    Stew Bek said, 12 months ago

    @Varnes

    Michigander eh? Almost God’s country, just need to cross the bridge.

  10. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, 12 months ago

    Most of my biking involves roads without bike paths (they’re in the ‘master plan’ for the town, but heaven forbid they actually get funded). Although I stay as far right as possible, some roads don’t even have gravel break-down lanes. And yes, I have been honked at and sworn at by SUV drivers who actually COULD pass me if they wanted, but have no idea where their vehicle is.

  11. Airtime Vu

    Airtime Vu said, 12 months ago

    Lucky for Frazz and his friend. If they lived in Florida, they would have been run over in no time.

  12. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @thebird55

    As a former cyclist, I agree… cyclists have the right to the road. They also have the obligation to obey ALL of the rules/laws of the road. One of the very reasons I quit road riding (aside from being hit by a motorist) was all of the jackasses out there who think that they’re more important than the cars. Laws state that cyclists are supposed to ride single file in the bike lane (cars have lanes, too) and are supposed to stop at red lights and stop signs. The constant violations that I witness(ed) even among my fellow riders is what gives cyclists a bad rep and makes other angry. And THAT makes it dangerous for every rider out there. I’m not excusing drivers from their bad behavior, but it’s up to cyclists to obey the laws, too.

  13. Vince M

    Vince M said, 12 months ago

    I’m not sure who bugs me more – cyclists who feel they’re above-the-law ubermensch, or car drivers who tie up traffic because they’re utterly incapable of passing a cyclist at the edge of the road.

  14. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Get in the bike lane until your up to speed.

  15. leons1701

    leons1701 said, 12 months ago

    Read this. http://albertmcwilliams.com/post/54015994028/youre-going-to-kill-someone
    The man has some excellent points but the one that pertains most to this is the first one. I’ve been biking, mostly on roads, most of them quite rolling and some quite busy for almost 40 years. I have almost never had anyone have to wait more than 5 seconds to pass me in a reasonable manner and then only very near the top of a hill. “OH the terrible, terrible burden of having to slow down for 5 seconds. Get those horrible people off my road.”

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