Cigarette Cyclist

Seen this week in San Jose, California.

Cigarette cyclist

Remember, kids, smoking kills.

16 Comments

  • Brent
    April 17, 2009 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Give this man a scythe, and I might take him for an Bergman apparition of Death.

  • Brent
    April 17, 2009 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Give this man a scythe, and I might take him for an Bergman apparition of Death.

  • 2tiretracks
    April 17, 2009 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    We equate cycling so much with health that it's easy to forget that some folks just ride to get around and some people still smoke. (Though this fella looks quite trendy, fitting the image of the fixter exactly.)

    But uh, gross. Didn't cigarettes go out of style in the late 80's?

  • 2tiretracks
    April 17, 2009 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    We equate cycling so much with health that it's easy to forget that some folks just ride to get around and some people still smoke. (Though this fella looks quite trendy, fitting the image of the fixter exactly.) But uh, gross. Didn't cigarettes go out of style in the late 80's?

  • Dave Moulton
    April 17, 2009 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    If the "no brakes" don't kill him, the smoking will.

  • Dave Moulton
    April 17, 2009 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    If the "no brakes" don't kill him, the smoking will.

  • ChipSeal
    April 17, 2009 - 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Folks! Please! This fellow is a hero. Don't look down on him!

    The taxes he is paying to smoke will ensure that children all across this land will have health insurance. We need to encourage him and others to smoke. They need to do it for the children!

  • ChipSeal
    April 17, 2009 - 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Folks! Please! This fellow is a hero. Don't look down on him!The taxes he is paying to smoke will ensure that children all across this land will have health insurance. We need to encourage him and others to smoke. They need to do it for the children!

  • Jessi Hance
    April 17, 2009 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    The lack of a helmet may kill him more quickly.

  • Jessi Hance
    April 18, 2009 - 1:07 am | Permalink

    The lack of a helmet may kill him more quickly.

  • Martin
    April 17, 2009 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Let him smoke if he wants to.

    Damn, you are almost as bad as the helmet-nazis. GTFO!

  • Martin
    April 18, 2009 - 2:07 am | Permalink

    Let him smoke if he wants to.Damn, you are almost as bad as the helmet-nazis. GTFO!

  • Kiwehtin
    April 19, 2009 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Jessie, smoking when it kills you is a much slower death.

    And of course, lack of a helmet might lead to death or brain damage, IF one happens to be involved in a crash (that relatively small proportion involving some kind of cranial impact) somewhere between the relatively low speeds where a helmet is effective against superficial head injuries (the kind requiring stitches etc.) and the high speed ones caused by impacts with cars going over safe road speeds, which bike helmets are not designed to save you from.

    Lack of a helmet should also be counted as a factor in cranial trauma deaths from:
    - falling down stairs, off ladders
    - slipping on an icy sidewalk (or in a shower) and hitting one's head
    - being hit by a car while walking across the street at that kind of intermediate speed where a helmet might otherwise prevent serious injury (i.e. the exact same kind of measure that applies with bikes)
    - head impacts (while wearing a seatbelt) inside an automobile during a crash due to impact either with loose objects in the car or with some other surface in a car

    If you want to tell people that helmets should be worn for protection while biking, the same applies in these other cases, which are statistically no less important, if not more. (You can google up the stats with not too too much work and time.)

  • Kiwehtin
    April 20, 2009 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    Yes, Jessie, smoking when it kills you is a much slower death. And of course, lack of a helmet might lead to death or brain damage, IF one happens to be involved in a crash (that relatively small proportion involving some kind of cranial impact) somewhere between the relatively low speeds where a helmet is effective against superficial head injuries (the kind requiring stitches etc.) and the high speed ones caused by impacts with cars going over safe road speeds, which bike helmets are not designed to save you from. Lack of a helmet should also be counted as a factor in cranial trauma deaths from: – falling down stairs, off ladders – slipping on an icy sidewalk (or in a shower) and hitting one's head- being hit by a car while walking across the street at that kind of intermediate speed where a helmet might otherwise prevent serious injury (i.e. the exact same kind of measure that applies with bikes)- head impacts (while wearing a seatbelt) inside an automobile during a crash due to impact either with loose objects in the car or with some other surface in a car…If you want to tell people that helmets should be worn for protection while biking, the same applies in these other cases, which are statistically no less important, if not more. (You can google up the stats with not too too much work and time.)

  • James Uncle
    April 28, 2009 - 8:59 pm | Permalink

    this is adventure to the extreme, good going pal…

  • James Uncle
    April 29, 2009 - 3:59 am | Permalink

    this is adventure to the extreme, good going pal…

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