• morlamweb December 13, 2013   Reply →

    I have the same feeling about the traffic reports on the morning news: “Mass Pike jammed… blah blah blah accident on 93-South blah blah route 24’s a parking lot up to 128 blah blah…” Fortunately, the traffic segment’s usually short and easy to ignore, unless there’s some horrendous accident or truly noteworthy traffic jams to report. I usually don’t have any traffic problems on my short commute to work : ) Great work as always, Bikeyface. I only recently found your blog, too; a recent MassBike newsletter linked to your See the Lights post, which I followed and now I follow your blog! You have a real knack for putting into words and pictures the feelings of many people-who-ride-bikes around Mass and elsewhere.

  • Uncle Robot December 13, 2013   Reply →

    I have dreamed of the day when the complaint is: “All those damn bicyclists were blocking and slowing traffic”.

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  • Per Edman December 13, 2013   Reply →

    One thing for the carborne:

    You’re not stuck in traffic. You ARE traffic.

  • Phillip December 13, 2013   Reply →

    As was already mentioned, that last frame a thousand times over!
    And Bekka, that last frame’s smile, totally reminds me of a trollface/coolface: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100731150958/uncyclopedia/images/1/16/Coolface.png
    Love it.

  • h4x354x0r December 13, 2013   Reply →

    OMG I love this so much! Similar things happen to me sometimes too. Thank you, Bikeyface rocks!

  • jean December 15, 2013   Reply →

    What a great cartoon. Honest, I’ve encountered waaaaaay too many times on the job.I live in prairie city that takes urban sprawl as a “right” , but with no limits.

    Half of the time I never know what to say with the ongoing car driving to work sagas. So I say nothing and ignore the conversation. That’s the most polite thing I could do –short of taking a nap. :)

  • dr2chase December 16, 2013   Reply →

    And biking to work is most awesome when the (car) traffic is worst:

  • Sarah December 16, 2013   Reply →

    I think this sentiment applies to everything that you or I may or may not like talking about! Every time my husband starts chattering about sports with his friends, I feel like the girl on the right doodling and drawing pictures and finally falling asleep, but that’s just the way of the world! We are forced to put up with annoying topics of conversation sometimes, and the key is to switch it up when you get the chance.
    Also, traffic, like weather, is a good fallback topic for uneasy or nervous speakers, because it’s not easy opening up about more interesting topics of conversation right off the bat, but speaking about the weather or traffic is something most people can relate to.

  • Jon Webb December 18, 2013   Reply →

    Yeah, and just after you say it was awesome they say they could never do that, it would take too long…

  • dave December 19, 2013   Reply →

    Hearing people talk about how great riding a bicycle is are just as annoying as people who talk about traffic. No one gives a shit.

    • Phillip December 19, 2013  

      @Dave – While nobody may give a shit about anything that doesn’t involve themselves, I think it’s safe to say that people would rather spend time surrounded by people emphasizing the positive things in life, rather than surrounded by griping and complaints. One is significantly more detrimental to morale and attitudes.

      That said, I do agree that there is a very strong difference between having a good attitude and gloating.

  • Forbes Black January 10, 2014   Reply →

    Oh, and I love the bike doodles. SO TRUE!

  • Trac May 21, 2014   Reply →

    A fitness instructor friend complains that she hates commuting to teach class in the morning (a 7-10 mi drive). All of her friends try to suggest alternative routes and she shoots them all down saying that there is too much traffic on all of them. She hates taking the freeway and the main road because they both suck. I suggest biking because it will probably take less time than driving (and the route is mostly a beautiful bike trail!), and her excuse is that she can’t afford to exercise that much because she teaches too many fitness classes.

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