If Butts Could Talk

If you bike on the street you are familiar with the “door zone” (also known as the “bike lane.”) You are probably also familiar with another frequent obstacle in the bike lane. Butts.

If Butts Could Talk

Yes,  the bike lane is the place where people mess with unseen shit inside their car. While I see them in advance and can avoid them, it still causes nerves since it forces me to merge into traffic. And I always ring my bell as I pass in case they are inclined to back even further into my path.

Because I find myself dodging butts so often, I’ve started to wonder what is so fascinating inside their cars.

I wonder if they dropped something super important.

If Butts Could Talk

Or if they are having some mechanical issues with their vehicle.

If Butts Could Talk

Or if they are just a little lonely.

If Butts Could Talk

If Butts Could Talk

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  • Amy November 9, 2011   Reply →

    Maybe a little squirt from a water gun/bottle/spray bottle might learn em’. Works on the cats to keep them off counters!

  • EricH November 9, 2011   Reply →

    The drawings are always great and the thoughts on biking are always on point, but this is just that extra bit of funny.

  • Michael Blackmore November 9, 2011   Reply →

    They’re just trying to help. Remember in your last post where you pointed out the sad lack of the smell of other people for cyclists compared to T riders? Well, these helpful drivers are just making sure that folks in the bike lane get to smell that same Ass Potpourri that the folks on the T get! 😉

  • Dave November 9, 2011   Reply →

    Maybe you need to start carrying a riding crop :)

  • GRJim November 9, 2011   Reply →

    Today’s series is sorely disappointing and so not true to life.

    I think you are taking artistic liberties without the inclusion of at least one coin slot.

    • Bikeyface November 9, 2011  

      Ha ha I was trying to avoid easy stereotypes. Next time I’ll do it, but will be fair and give equal time to a cyclist coin slot.

  • vicki November 12, 2011   Reply →

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and love it! Thank you :)

  • AJ November 12, 2011   Reply →

    I always go for the friendly ass-slap when passing round bike lane occupants. Should I not be encouraging their behavior?

  • themondaybiker November 14, 2011   Reply →

    What fun artwork!!! At least if you can see their butts that means the door is already opened and you’re safe from being doored. I’ll take a butt over a door anytime.

  • Ethan Fleming November 19, 2011   Reply →

    Someday, someone is going to do this with an ass that is just too big. When that bike passes it will be a cat-ASS-trophy

  • Eli Damon January 15, 2012   Reply →

    The real problem is the placement of a bike lane in a door zone in the first place. Bike lane or no bike lane, just stay out of the door zone.

    • Ethan Fleming April 25, 2012  

      And drivers complain the they don’t like us in the “car lane” when there is a bike lane.

  • HumanPoweredTransportation January 20, 2015   Reply →

    Except where the driver is over the line, this isn’t the drivers fault, per se. It’s the transportation engineer who decided to put the Sharrows, or the bike lane in the DOOR ZONE. It’s poor road design, which is all to common. We can’t blame the driver for everything.

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