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Robert Ariail

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, the way a LOT of people drive, AND RIDE, it’s all too true.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 1 year ago

    Typical bicyclist: “I am a vehicle! Unless it’s to my advantage to act like a pedestrian.”

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    I see the cyclist/driver divide exists elsewhere other than the U.K. Hmm. I found riding in France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands & Belgium an absolute pleasure. Even Paris was a whizz. In the U.K. I don’t venture out on a bike unless fully lit up and with neon viz jacket, even if only down to the café and back.


    Conflicts between driver / cyclist / pedestrian are in inverse proportion to the cycling facilities available in each country.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    As a cyclist, I ride on the sidewalk along busy roads. If there is no sidewalk or if the only sidewalk is under the overhead powerlines along the road, I don’t ride there, I find another route.
    (BTW, in many parts of the USA the power distribution system is old and decrepit with rotting wooden poles leaning over at 30 degree angles and somtimes wires break and fall to the ground making a big loud humming fireball. That is why I avoid being under them.)

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    WTF does gun control have to do with this you troll? Cyclists have the LEGAL right to be on the roads. If more people were actually shown the laws, and PROPERLY trained in driving, we’d have fewer accidents. Based on the driving I see, current driver training is a waste of money.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    In most states, a bicyclist has the exact same rights AND responsibilities as a motorcycle rider would. Ride safely, obey ALL the traffic rules, and so forth.
    Sadly, there are WAY too many bike riders out there that like to blow through stop signs since it’s a pain to unclip out of the cleats, and clip back in, they ride against traffic, and the like
    I used to carry a bicycle with me in my Semi, and have ridden in about 35 states. It seemed to be the same no matter where I went. When I rode following the laws, I NEVER had a problem, even in Cities
    A little common sense goes a long ways, folks. .

  7. swr

    swr said, about 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Don’t know where you live,I suspect a blue state, but here in the heartland I’ve never seen a pole like that unless it was after a tornado. I will grant we need to harden out distibution net. Heck I deer hunt along some.

  8. swr

    swr said, about 1 year ago

    why are you presuming that the commenter was a homosexual??

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia


    And please give us examples of they “politicize everything.”’


    Do you ever provide examples or sources for your statements? I’ve asked these of you repeatedly and remain disappointed. Want examples of these evasions?

  10. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, perhaps, the basic TRUTH in the cartoon far outweighs any potential area of humour. That IS, INDEED, the “bike lane” for the most part in the Metro-Denver, and surrounding foothills, area. What once was a joyous way of spending a free day has become about as “safe” as trying to learn how to become a lion tamer, with a paper New Year noisemaker and a balsa wood yardstick for “equipment”.


    Nothing like riding a bike, along a twisting foothills access road – in a 3 foot wide, by Statute, “bike lane”, over steep, rocky dropoffs – with an 18 wheeler thundering up behind you, blasting away with his air horn. Try it! IF you manage to survive, you might even come to like it!

  11. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @edinbaltimore

    Last time I checked, bicycles are not allowed on all roads. Where I live, they are specifically banned from roads, as are pedestrians. Pedestrians get the sidewalk on both sides of the road. Bicycles get the sidewalk on the north or west side of the road. Plus the bicycles have plenty of designated bicycle trails running parallel to the major streets. Then there are the expressways and interstates which have a ban on everything without an engine and unable to meet the requirements for the minimum speed limit. Electric cars are banned because they lack suitable power for sustained and reliable running at the minimum speed limit.

    If the bicyclists were properly trained to follow traffic laws and yield to automobiles as the law says, there would be fewer accidents.

    Of course, there is always the Red Green method of determining right of way. The one with the biggest tires, has the right of way. That is, if you know what’s good for you.

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ahab
    Memories! Memories! I graduated from South High, back in 1945. And, except when the snow was too high to plow through, I bicycled to school from either the house on Grant Street, or the restaurant on South Brodway. (Snow days I even got to ride the Streetcars, or the bus; but that’s another story.) Then, the old Morrison Road, ALL THE WAY out to Morrison, over the Hogback, and back again. That was a Summer weekend for a couple of pals and me. We spent the night out at Paul’s Aunt & Uncle’s place – now drowned in the “flood control area” of Bear Creek – up in the hayloft in the barn. And anywhere uptown, downtown, or all around the town, too. I would dare anyone to try Colfax and Broadway, during business hours, on a bike today!


    Ah! Yes! Glendale – or Old Cow Town, as it was when I was a little boy, and “Hilltop” was just a vast expanse of wheat fields – with Grayland Country Day School out there somewhere; and the wind in the right direction assuring us all that there were COWS APLENTY, down off Parker Road,(Or Leetsdale Drive, if one prefers).


    Ah! Und ve get so soon olt; und so late schmart! Ja!

  13. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Scott, it’s hard to tell sometimes,but I hope you were being sarcastic about drivers obeying the traffic laws. I can sit on my porch and watch drivers run the stop sign on my corner. I have counted and seven out of ten drivers run the stop sign, some without even slowing down.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yes, some cyclists are “arrogant” , which when your vehicle is 4,000 pounds lighter than your “opponent”, isn’t smart. At the same time, my son-in-law was hit while in a bike lane, by a gal (83 years old) who drove right into him, and shouldn’t have had license to drive an electric scooter, let alone a Buick.


    The real issue, on cars, bikes, and guns, is that the U.S. will let anyone “drive” without licensing and regulations that apply in most countries, where all three potential death threats are greatly reduced.

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t know about the U.S., but in Germany you are in REAL trouble if you kill a biker. You are in the same kind of trouble if you drive like a maniac on a bike. Justice, you know, and fair and balanced to boot…

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