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We’ve had a fair few snowstorms in Denmark in the past month, especially where I live, and the staggering amount of people who still chose to bike to work is insane.

Bikes are a very standard mode of transportation here, and many only have a bike (me included), instead opting for busses and trains for longer travels (A lot of people who own cars even choose to take the bus to work because it’s cheaper and they don’t have to find a parking spot). BUT taking the bike made no sense in this weather because you had to walk most of the way anyway. I should know because I was one of the fools who stubbornly chose my bike every day despite the fact that it added FIVE HOURS to my travel time compared to if I had just taken the bus. We are all creatures of habit I suppose.


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18th February 2021
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7 days ago #9854826        
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Meanwhile, in Texas...

"We didn't winterize any of our power plants, all of them including the gas, coal and nuclear plants failed, so it must be the fault of the wind turbines in spite of them making up only 1/4 of the electricity in the state! Also, we refuse to be connected with the rest of the country's power grid, because that'd mean we'd have to *gasp* follow a few rules! More importantly, being connected means being able to buy electricity as well as sell it; we are Texas dangnabbit and we won't ever let anyone sell us energy!"


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6 days ago #9854909        
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Meanwhile, America is freezing his Texas off.


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6 days ago #9854876        
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Denmark is the one acting like an addict.

7 days ago #9854857        
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Ugh, I hate upright bicycles. The only thing I can ride without pain is a recumbent the upright seating. Problem is those are $3000 bicycles and there's no way in hell I would ever leave it where it is subject to theft or vandalism.

I think bicycle theft belongs in the category of "this is why we can't have nice things".

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5 days ago #9854991        
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*meanwhile in Texas*

Uh... yeah... I'd like potable water please....It's been a week... boiling snow on a woodburning stove sucks...

2 days ago #9855106        
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When I was a teenager, I was something of a bicycling nut, and I had a good lightweight bike for fun, and a heavier bike with fenders and thicker tires to commute to work in bad weather. And yeah, I'd be doing this all winter (in southern New England), much to the amusement of my co-workers. If the roads were clear enough for cars, they were clear enough for me! :) All this changed when I got my own apartment. Now I was living ten miles from work instead of three; I had no place in the building to conveniently store a bike, and nowhere to set up a bike rack for doing maintenance; and last but not least, I bought a car, and subsequently did a lot less bicycling. Although I have to say, my first car, a Ford Escort, was not all that much better in the snow than my bicycle was. :XD:


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7 days ago #9854858        
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Well, in Northern Norway, many of us (me included) still take the bike in snowstorm :D
I have to confess I usually hate myself everytime I do it... ^^"


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7 days ago #9854840        
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I'm not a fan of driving myself but in America it's almost mandatory to own one since there are moments where it takes 3 hours or more just to get to your job, honestly I wish I could have the luxury of things being close enough to ride a bike or walk and no car needed.


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7 days ago #9854824        
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Meanwhile, in Texas:

Tim Boyd: *Mad Max Winter Fury Road rage*

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/539154-texas-mayor-who-told-residents-city-owed-them-nothing-amid


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3 days ago #9855057        
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As an American who walks two miles (3.3km) to work each day in rain or snow, I find this comic confusing. Is this not standard practice?


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