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Old 01-16-12, 09:26 AM
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Great cycling cartoons on Bikeyface blog

In case you hadn't seen this bicycling cartoon and positive cyclist advocacy blog:
https://bikeyface.com/





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Old 01-16-12, 09:38 AM
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+1000 Just ride darlin.' Just ride.
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I want on of those chips.
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Oh! I WANT one of these:

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Hey! Thanks for the great link!

This is a great blog and especially fun for those of us who ride in Boston. So nice to recognize so many of the sights. I've turned my wife onto the site as well. Its often said that getting a higher women's share of cycling is what makes cycling a real part of the culture. This is a great inspiration.
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LOL so true!
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Originally Posted by buzzman View Post
This is a great blog and especially fun for those of us who ride in Boston. So nice to recognize so many of the sights. I've turned my wife onto the site as well. Its often said that getting a higher women's share of cycling is what makes cycling a real part of the culture. This is a great inspiration.
Yes, I like seeing the Boston references and skyline too (I was born in MA, grew up in NE) and agree that cycling's image improves with more participation from smart women. I think this blogger does a lot to feminize utilitarian cycling in an American context and make it look attractive, while also being realistic and funny.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
+1000 Just ride darlin.' Just ride.
I've watched one woman cyclist over a period of time, and judging by the changes in her attire and cycle gear, it looks as though our local motorists have had their way with her.<sarcasm>

The one item that I really noticed is when this woman cyclist started sporting a bar end mirror.
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I've watched one woman cyclist over a period of time, and judging by the changes in her attire and cycle gear, it looks as though our local motorists have had their way with her.<sarcasm>

The one item that I really noticed is when this woman cyclist started sporting a bar end mirror.
Bikeyface incorporates this issue into a number of her cartoons. I like this one:

I’ve been taking the lane more and more. In the beginning I was timid and concerned with being polite. However there are drivers who think- no matter what- bikes should be as far to the right as possible. No matter the door zone, pothole, debris, or gutter situation. They’re always eager to push bikes further off to the margins of the road. There have been many moments like this:
https://bikeyface.com/2011/12/28/sideshow/

(I'll refer readers to her site rather than post too many pictures here.)
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Bikeyface incorporates this issue into a number of her cartoons......
Yeah, taking the lane can alleviate a number of close passes made by motorists, but there's still enough of the "Hold my beer, and watch this" crowd to keep a close scrutiny on all motorists, and from personal experience, this type of crowd rarely honks their horn.
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I find her bicyclist-dating-related posts to be the most novel (to me anyway). Back when I was dating, being a transportation cyclist was considered a lot weirder by American women than it seems to be today.

When I was 17 a girl in my school found out that I had acquired a mint condition 1971 Pontiac Lemans muscle car. She called me on the phone and asked me to come over to her house; I instinctively hopped on my 10-speed and arrived there in record time. She was not pleased.

Not having learned my lesson, when a different girl asked me to come over to her house when her parents were away, I asked her if she would like to go for a bike ride. She said yes, but when I arrived at her house soon afterward, I found her bike to be in disrepair. In retrospect I think she wanted to stay in, but I was determined to fix her bike, and afterward we rode to the pizza restaurant. We got home at the same time as her parents, and I think her father liked me more than she did.

In college I did date a French girl for a short time who rode her bike everywhere, but she moved back to Paris at the end of her exchange program.

Today I'm happily married with three kids and we all ride bikes together to go for lunch, ice cream or greenway rides. It took a while, but it worked out.

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Old 01-20-12, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sggoodri View Post
I find her bicyclist-dating-related posts to be the most novel (to me anyway). Back when I was dating, being a transportation cyclist was considered a lot weirder by American women than it seems to be today.

When I was 17 a girl in my school found out that I had acquired a mint condition 1971 Pontiac Lemans muscle car. She called me on the phone and asked me to come over to her house; I instinctively hopped on my 10-speed and arrived there in record time. She was not pleased.

Not having learned my lesson, when a different girl asked me to come over to her house when her parents were away, I asked her if she would like to go for a bike ride. She said yes, but when I arrived at her house soon afterward, I found her bike to be in disrepair. In retrospect I think she wanted to stay in, but I was determined to fix her bike, and afterward we rode to the pizza restaurant. We got home at the same time as her parents, and I think her father liked me more than she did.

In college I did date a French girl for a short time who rode her bike everywhere, but she moved back to Paris at the end of her exchange program.

Today I'm happily married with three kids and we all ride bikes together to go for lunch, ice cream or greenway rides. It took a while, but it worked out.
Hah, this is inspiring; I'm in my 20s, and here in Boston bike-dates have become a normal thing, fortunately. For the few non-biker ladies I've dated, when asked why it didn't work out, all I had to say was "she was a walker" (walking/public transportation is the norm here in the city) and bike friends would understand completely.

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Good stuff. I've bookmarked it. Thanks.
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Hah, this is inspiring; I'm in my 20s, and here in Boston bike-dates have become a normal thing, fortunately. For the few non-biker lady's I've dates, when asked why it didn't work out, all I had to say was "she was a walker" (walking/public transportation is the norm here in the city) and bike friends would understand completely.
Best to out yourself as a cyclist on the first date. You're wasting their time and yours if you pretend that you'll be happy in a vanilla transportation relationship, and it will only be more painful if you find yourself rejected later for your affinity for deviant travel behavior, strange clothing and expensive items made of metal, rubber and leather.
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Originally Posted by sggoodri View Post
Best to out yourself as a cyclist on the first date. You're wasting their time and yours if you pretend that you'll be happy in a vanilla transportation relationship, and it will only be more painful if you find yourself rejected later for your affinity for deviant travel behavior, strange clothing and expensive items made of metal, rubber and leather.
Dated my wife when I was car free... eventually bought her a bike, so we could enjoy our "deviant behavior" together. Told her she would have to either pay me back or marry me... We've been together 28 years.
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