In the days when I faithfully read the comic Pearls Before Swine, I will admit, I was often amused by its crudity and violence. That was before I became aware of Stephan Pastis and his cretinous view of recreational bicyclists– basically, that they should be run down by car drivers.
I won’t link to his anti-cyclist comic strips because I don’t want to donate any traffic to him. There’s nothing more gutless and evil than threatening cyclists using your 6,000 pound SUV as a weapon.
Jef Mallett, another syndicated cartoonist and a triathlete, is regularly exposed to life-threatening bad behavior by motorists, as is anyone who exercises the right to ride a bike on public roads, myself included. Check out today’s Frazz comic strip. Go Jef!
By the way, on April 4th some amazing improvements in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code become law, not least of which is the 4-foot rule. More on this soon!