Keep Smiling

I admit that sometimes I get frustrated with biking in the city. There are days that bring out my inner curmudgeon and I feel like this guy:

Attention Getting

But try not to put negativity out there. I don’t want a fight. So I try to stay positive. Sometimes I’m so positive it freaks the shit out of drivers. Like when a driver doesn’t see me and is about to left hook me…

Attention Getting

When I wave to them all smiley they really don’t know what to make of it. They just look surprised and let me pass safely.

Try it sometime. Or feel free to experiment with your own positive reinforcement approach.

Attention Getting

Well, maybe not this approach.

But you know what I mean. You’ll not only make others smile, you’ll cheer yourself up too.

 

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Greg
Greg
4 years 3 months ago

That is exactly what I do and it is so effective. I’m talking about the positive approach, I know nobody wants to see my shirt over my head so I havent tried that! Thanks for never failing to brighten my morning with your posts. Sadly I don’t have the kind of job that allows me to ride to/from it, so I really enjoy your experiences, (and especially your art) have a wonderful day and be safe.

Dan K
4 years 3 months ago

I guess having a helmet cam brings me one step closer to being a retro-grouch curmudgeon one day. *le sigh*

Loving the Bike
4 years 3 months ago

Nice one, BikeyFace. Man, that top photo looks like me on some days out on the road.

Darryl

Michael Blackmore
4 years 3 months ago

No, not the pamphlets! *whimper*

Melanie Suzanne
4 years 3 months ago

If you try that last panel’s positive reinforcement in New Orleans, you might get some beads in addition to the right of way.

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