Frazz by Jef Mallett for March 24, 2012

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    whitecarabao  over 9 years ago

    Good for you Frazz!I have great repect for safe cyclists. Unfortunately, some leave their brains behind when they get on the bike — and some drivers do it when they start the engine. When brainless cyclists meet brainless motorists…..I don’t like to think of the results. It ain’t pretty.

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    Basqueian  over 9 years ago

    And none of them mix well with horses!

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    SeattleFrazzFan  over 9 years ago

    I’m a biker and I agree with Carabao, I too have great respect for safe cyclists. However in Seattle the norm seems to be bikers who are militant to prove that they are equal to cars. On weekends they will clog two lane roads, riding 3 and 4 wide for miles, preventing any passing or, they will ride in the driving lanes on roads that have wide clean shoulders at speeds much slower than the posted limit. It puts safe cyclists at risk of retaliation. I love Seattle and the trails available to bike but the arrogance of a lot of our bikers is disappointing.

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    donboyer  over 9 years ago

    When I’m a pedestrian I hate car drivers, when I’m in my car, I hate pedestrians and I hate cyclists even if I’m on a bike…

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Hey, it looks like you can get TWO things at that cafe…..must be Ann Arbor…

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Hopefully, Stephan was able to signal Lil’ Guard Duck and he used his RPG…

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    James KINNISON Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Nothing frustrates me more than cyclists who blow through stop signs. During our last organized ride, even after every rider was briefed to obey the stop signs, packs would blow through the intersections in Baltimore.

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    Driht  over 9 years ago

    As someone who drives for a living, I’d rather deal with someone that has a possibility of surviving if they dart in front of me than someone that assumes that every driver of every killing machine they share the road with sees them.

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    Sportymonk  over 9 years ago

    Like I say, bicyclists should not be allowed the rights of a vehicle on the road because they want to pick and choose when they are a vehicle. In the cartoon, they apparently have changed from a vehicle to “just a bicycle”.

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    Davepostmp  over 9 years ago

    They tend to see the car as a weapon.

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    tigre1  over 9 years ago

    It’s tough having greatness of spirit enough to see all the differences and the unfairness…WHEN the scene changes and MY advantages lie with MY big bumper…etc.Maybe it’s a spiritual opportunity to develop, seeing the different points of view…

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    LOLBeth  over 9 years ago

    I adore you for this.

    I truly want to ‘share the road’ with cyclists, but damn it, they’ve got to share the road with ME as well. The cyclists that get noticed, to the detriment of all cyclists, are the ones who demand ‘respect’ and then refuse to respect basic traffic laws intended to keep them alive. They’re a minority, but they’re fouling the nest for all their fellows.

    Stopping at stop signs and red lights, and signalling turns, are NOT optional.

    Riding in large packs while deliberately blocking rush-hour traffic (the ‘Critical Mass’ movement) only increases driver hatred of bicycles.

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    Don Winchester Premium Member over 9 years ago

    I hate those radio ad commercials that makes all cyclists to be all saints and keep spewing, “Share the Road!”. I’ll respect that as SOON as they respect the same rules of the road.

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    flintcrow  over 9 years ago

    that’s me in downtown Denver. I once had a chance to speak with the mayor’s aid and, as a cyclist, I BEGGED him to please have DPD start ticketing cyclist who don’t obey traffic laws.

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    Steveh16  over 9 years ago

    Nah the cops would have found out it was your boss and assume you did it knowingly and on purpose… It is just not worth it to kill your boss no matter how many day dreams we have all had about doing it…

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    baldbill62  over 9 years ago

    @tigre 1What a great start. I think that everything physical is a spiritual opportunity to develop. Be always vigilant.

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 9 years ago

    But they’re only traveling one way.Yeah, I know. Old joke.

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    prrdh  over 9 years ago

    I like your point of view. I know a Buddhist monk who drives to his job as a chaplain at a prison and expresses gratitude to other drivers who cut him off, block the passing lane, and the like for the opportunity to exercise his capacity for lovingkindness. Just as Justice Holmes noted in his dissent in United States v. Schwimmer that the challenge for defenders of free speech comes not from ‘those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate’, he sees the challenge to his commitment to view his fellow creatures with compassion not from those it is easy to like but from those who arouse our anger..

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    happyfrog  over 9 years ago

    YES! When will bicyclists ( and others) remember the road is for everyone and has rules for all of us! Nothing worse than a bicyclist sitting in a turn lane and you can’t get your car far enough ahead to trip the light. Walk across the damn street, already, and let the heavy traffic go.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 9 years ago

    Aren’t they suppose to stop at a traffic sign like you would in an automoble, or traffic laws doesn’t apply to cyclists?

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Don’t you hate drivers who seem to be in a crazy hurry?…Check yourself when you’re late for something really important to you. You are that guy, sometimes…

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    tomokc  over 9 years ago

    Roads are used by semi trucks, busses, motorists, motorcycles, scooters, bicyclists, skateboarders, runners & walkers, and there always seems to be a fight over who has more of a right to be there. There’s always tension and drama.

    But on the water, you have large, ocean-going vessels (even on the Great Lakes), cruisers, powerboats, personal watercraft (a/k/a jet skis), sailboats, water skiers, swimmers and SCUBA divers, all of whom seem to share the water just fine.

    What is it about roads that triggers such emotion?

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