Reversed

As someone who thinks of their bike as a car, sometimes I really wish bikes were a little more like cars. Because most drivers I know would not put up with this sort of thing…

Reversed

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Karl McCracken (@KarlOnSea
April 24, 2013

Oh dear – the stuff with the car on the right… a lesson of bitter experience?

Look on the bright side though. If things were reversed, then the sort of routine antisocial, casual law-breaking that many drivers indulge in would also be allowed for bikes. Want to ride on the UK’s pavement (that’s the sidewalk to you)? No problem – *everyone* drives along it to park out of the way of other cars. Want to ride fast in a residential street? No problem – that “speed limit” is really more of a guide anyway, set ont he expectation that 15% of drivers will routinely break it. Want to take a gamble at an amber light (which in the UK means, “If the amber light appears you may go on only if you have already crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to stop might cause a collision.”) that turns to red just as your front wheel crosses the line? No problem – change onto the big chainring and go for it!

On second thoughts, I’ll stick as I am. And replace those quick release skewers with old-style nuts when I get my new wheels.

Connie
April 24, 2013

Love the ulock detail!

Prady
April 24, 2013

Hey,
You got a taste of cars for sure. I’m damn sure no one else would have ever cartooned “Kizashi” till date!!!

Alan (Uncle Robot)
April 24, 2013

At least didn’t steal our engines like happened last week – no more hating.

CPTJohnC
April 24, 2013

Fun comparisons. I love the U-lock to solid objects. Of course, urban car drivers might not find this very funny: you realize, of course, that car wheels do get stolen, and probably with a frequency not altogether different from bike wheels? They also have 4 of them to replace (usually all stolen as a set) and they are worth similar amounts of money, but car wheels have a much readier resale market.

The seat, though, is almost uniquely a bicycling problem, I think. I never worried about my motorcycle seat. Or wheels, for that matter.

 
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