CAR vs BIKE comic: the controversial issue explored

car vs bikeCAPACITY an average family estate car can transport one sumo wrestler, the wind section from St Bart's primary school, a year's supply of nappies, 4 bikes,  and one kitchen sink. A bike can't. ( pic of bike balancing all this labelled with: this is impossible, it is just a drawing. POWER Cars have HORSE Power. Bikes rely on WILL power Picture of horse with labels: "really muscular legs", "very exciting steam coming out of nose",  "these beasts will do all the work for you". Picture of a cyclist on a bike with labels: "unexciting bogey streaming from nose", "2 underused, prone-to-injury legs", "you will need to do all the work yourself" HYGIENE When you fart in a car, the fart lingers and is trapped inside, producing a hideous noxious which affects even the most robust of passengers.  ( passenger struggling and drowning in a cloud of hideous gas) When you fart on a bike, the rancid aroma is instantly dispersed into the air. Zero fallout and guilt-free freedom. Guff at will sign.USAGE On average the car spends only 10% of its time actually being used. The rest of the time it is parked off the road. On average the bike spends 99.9% of its time gathering dust, neglected and pining for your company in the garage, tyres slowly deflating and chain going rusty, awaiting the day you will return so it can get its own back by refusing to function as it should.REPAIR & MAINTENANCE  Fixing your car is a just a phone call away. For bike repairs, you feel obliged to do it yourself. This generates a deep feeling of your shameful  inadequacy as you desperately try to prove your manhood and show off your non-existent problem solving skills. ( man in skuba outfit going into a barrel of water with a rubber tubing and some band aidsCOST   Family Car £15000. Four bikes £500. Pic of paradise island. Things you could buy with the savings of buying bikes, not cars: your own private Island off Panama. (Free parrots and toucans included-and you won't get that with a Volvo estate) HEALTH  Driving a car or vehicule for too long can do this to you: (insert arrow) Your driver's name is Roy fat driver Riding a bike for a long time can do this to you: tree trunks for legs, pristine lungs, dazzling skinSPEED In town, cars are slow, thirsty, and stress-inducing in traffic. The smug factor is high for cyclists who whizz past their stationary rivals. Despite G.T.I. capability on bikes (Guff Turbo Injection), for long journeys the car wins hands down. Flammable Methane and hydrogen enabling G.T.I to kick inSAFETY & PROTECTION Per billion miles, the ratio of deaths of motorists to cyclists is 1: 9 in the U.K.  Nuff said. Despite the apparent hardiness of resilient cyclists in rubbish weather, the elements never make cycling easier.   Someone in a car with ran outside: "sure feels comfy in here out of the rain" Someone going up a hill in the rain, grimacing: "god I hate cycling"  Source: DfT (2005-2011)THE ENVIRONMENT One litre of petrol produces 2.3kg of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), the main gas responsible for the greenhouse effect; but for each kilometre cycled instead of driven, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by up to one third of a kilogram. Cycling 10km each way to work saves 1.3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. On yer bikes, people...

14 responses

  1. “When you fart in a car, the fart lingers” – the things that come out your head!!! LOL PS. A small problem – some of us (actually, probably “one” of us) can’t ride a bike ‘coz we don’t know how to (don’t laugh) and we would love to learn (even though we are a bit too old to learn although we can’t really be too old to learn anything) but we would love to start off learning with those extra balancing wheels on the sides (forget what they are called) and we don’t think that would be acceptable to people in general… :-( But Phoebs got the extra wheels…

  2. Happy New Year!! You’ve been nominated for the Gargie Award =)
    I hope you will accept this small token of appreciation for your amazing talent!
    Details here: http://intotheindigo.wordpress.com/gargie-award/

    1. Hiya, many thanks. I’ve just emailed you about this :)

  3. I sold my bike 3 years ago & now I have a motorbike. I gess that gives me te benefits of both. Freedom to fart coupled with nose steaming horses. This is a great educational series. This should be a subject offered in high school. Great work Mr Oh, great work

    1. Hi Biker Tony, you clearly have the ultimate vehicule! I really appreciate the positive feedback. It was an experiment to go down this route and use this style. Took much longer, especially as I am just getting to grips with Illustrator, but I enjoyed doing it and am keen to do more like this.

  4. Hi Rob. Nice one! I must say after Christmas my mince pie-fuelled GTI is on full nitro! Ed G

  5. Love the whacky and funny comparison! A great way to start 2013, Mr Oh!

    If it is not too much to ask, a slightly bigger font size or picture would be great! :P

    1. Hey. Thanks, Rusty. Totally agree about the size issue. I appreciate your honest feedback. Will sort it today. Had some issues last night with resizing image on Save for Web in Illustrator 6. That’ll teach me to set the artboard size too small when I created it in the first place :)

    2. Just doubled the image size and uploaded.

  6. For Mother Earth, year 2000 I gave up my car as well as my bike. Go green. Well done on the comparative analysis on car vs bike. O, happy new year.

    1. I admire you for your dedication. Doing this objective comparison was interesting for me as I am keen to be more green this year. Have a good one. :)

  7. It is refreshing to read an analysis by someone who properly employs the scientific method in collecting and presenting findings in an objective fashion.

    1. Hi Carl. I appreciate your feedback. I felt it had to be objective for a balanced view. Have a great 2013.

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