Scandinavia and the World
advert
Bike it off satwcomic.com

Bike it off


I've often seen people on the internet make fun of fat people on bikes and wondered "What's so funny about that? How does people who think that's funny get around?"

Then I leaned that The Netherlands and Denmark are the "weird" ones, because here everybody casually ride bikes all the time, while most other places it's considered something you do if you can't afford a car or if you're a health freak.

So yeah, if you want to see lots of fat people on bikes, just visit The Netherlands or Denmark. You'll be pretty desensitized to it after a few days.


21st June 2016

Tagged in Netherlands America Denmark

Please support SatW via Patreon

Share Scandinavia and the World:





Latest comic in your News Feed:

advert
advert

We have an awesome newsletter with 4,860 subscribers!

Latest comic news
Merchandise news
Iceland's Demon Cat
and more!



 
151 Comments:
 
sort by: direction:
2 days ago #9494982        
9

0

 

Feel like everyone is paying attention to the wrong thing. Can someone elaborate on this bacon cheese wheel? It sounds like heaven!

show replies




Anteater

21 M
3 days ago #9494812        
5

0

 

As a dane coming from a biking family, and now living in southern California, it's actually scary to be on your bike over here. And that's even with the city I am in being a "bike friendly" city. Having the "bike lane" be essentially the caution area for cars and having them use it as an extra lane when turning right makes me scared some times to bike around here. And I also hate the fact that cars don't understand that it is the bloody bike lane and honk at you when you are waiting to go straight and it is a red light. And if that isn't enough the police is often against us, on many occasions stopping up PROFESSIONAL bike groups that are riding according to the law, simply because they fill up the entire bike lane and the officer doesn't understand the laws... And if you can't go fast on your bike, or be good at dodging cars, it is a legitimate threat to your health
Rant over
In short I am not surprised that people over here don't bike, it is basically a counter culture and you are really only safe on bike routes where cars are 100% not allowed.

show replies








rlb

44 M
2 days ago #9494948        
3

0

 

Also, in the Netherlands (and AFAIAA in Denmark, too) we ride proper, sit-upright-so-you-can-see-what-the-rest-of-traffic-is-doing-around-you, town bikes, not those bend-over-the-handlebars-look-at-the-tarmac-pay-no-attention all terrain bikes the British and USAnians are so inexplicably fond of. Those are good for sports cycling or exercise up a mountain, not for commuting or normal touring. (And then they wonder why we don't wear helmets. Well, because we don't ride suicide bikes, that's why.)

show replies





3 days ago #9494776        
3

0

 

Finland too :) When I moved here I was pretty shocked at all the bike racks literally everywhere



17 hours ago #9495406        
2

0

 

Are you going to make a comic on Britan leaving the EU?

show replies







2 days ago #9495093        
2

0

 

I'm a bit jealous of cyclists there, to be honest. Not too pleasant having to dodge trucks on my way back from the grocery store.



3 days ago #9494792        
2

0

 

My mind started singing Bicycle by Queen immediately. Probably because of the Fat Bottomed GIrls...

show replies





3 days ago #9494786        
2

0

 

I used to feel self-conscious as fuck riding my bike to work but lately it's more of a 'fuck it, I need to get to work and I can't fucking afford the bus.'



3 days ago #9494778        
2

0

 

Or the rest of the world are jerks. Well, maybe not the whole world. The internet just makes it seem that way, sometimes.



1 day ago #9495295        
1

0

 

American here who's lived (and biked) in Rotterdam. Here's a great video that explains the differences:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2THe_10dYs

The whole channel is all about Dutch bicycling. It's GREAT.



Add comment: Please Sign in or create an accout to comment.

View all 151 comments