• Sep 17th 2009 at 10:59AM
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Fiat Palio ad from veryfunnyads.com - Click above to watch the video after the break

For today's Funny Car Commercial of the Day, we take a trip into another land where automobile drivers often find it necessary to share the road with their fellow human-powered, two-wheeled travelers. We wouldn't know, having lived right here in the U.S. of A. our whole lives, but apparently bicyclists in South Africa happen to have a few irritating habits... like using the hood of your car as a means to balance themselves while waiting for the light to change.

If the commercial pasted after the break is any indication, perhaps the aforementioned practice isn't such a good idea. Consider yourself warned: unclip from your pedals and put your feet on the ground – it's safer that way. Stay tuned for another funny car commercial on this space in short order and click on over to veryfunnyads.com for more. *Warning: video autoplays.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I am a car enthusiast and a cyclist. I am very attentive to the rules of the road just to make sure I stay alive. I can't tell you how many times I've almost been hit by big trucks and idiots in cars who refuse to give me two feet of space b/c I'm not in a car. I ride as close to the side of the road as I safely can while moving at 20 mph. If you don't have enough maturity to give someone a little room and safely pass someone without losing your composure maybe you shouldn't have a license. If I get in your way and slow you down, you get to work 8 seconds later. If you refuse to give me room so you won't be 8 seconds late I could lose my life and my wife and child would lose a husband and father. Just show a tiny bit of patience please.
      • 6 Years Ago
      One good thing about riding bicycles. No worries about gas prices.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What kind of jackass would ride around in stop and go traffic with their feet strapped to the pedals? And you bike weenies are hardly Lance Armstrong, why do you feel the need to dress like you're in the Tour de France when you're just on your way to your shift at Starbucks? Grow up, move on to motorcycles like men are supposed to do shortly after our testicles drop.

      Or at the very least, for the love of God, please stop wearing spandex already.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cyclists have to obey the rules of the road, too. You can't ignore lights and signs just because you're not in a car.

      And all you "critical mass" riders can bite me. You aren't doing yourselves or your "cause" any favors by pissing everyone else off.

      True, if a cyclist is hit by a car, the driver will be the one likely going to jail. But more than likely the cyclist will wind up somewhere a hell of a lot worse. Share the road works both ways.
      • 6 Years Ago
      haha, that was funny.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gosh I hate f%$#ing bicyclists...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny Car Commercial of the day --- accomplished
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cyclist listening to headphones = Not so smart (imo)

      Cyclist with clipped in pedals unable to balance (aka trackstand) = Not so skilled/practiced.

      To other commentators - The terrific system of roads and highways that we all enjoy (whether on two-four-three wheels, motorized or not) owes its very existence to active lobbying from ... bicyclists! The LAW (League of American Wheelman) pushed for paved roads at beginning of 20th century.

      Just be aware of what's around you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As someone who lives in Austin, where owning a bicycle is a license to be jerk, I found the commercial hilarious.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Trust me, seems like alot of folks who own any from of self-controlled transport (car, motorcycle, truck, RV, powerboat, bicycle, functional legs) seems to turn them into jerks. Not exclusive to bikes
        • 6 Years Ago
        Cyclists = jerks.
        Drivers = idiots.
        It seems to me that, as a transportation machine gets larger, its operator's brain gets smaller. Well, may be that's because larger vehicle's drivers don't have to think too much to stay alive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @James Sonne: At least in Texas, bicycles do not "have the right of way." They are required to comply with the rules of the road just as drivers of automobiles and motorcycles are, though there are some special exceptions allowed to bicyclists such as lane-sharing. This is not to say that they have fewer rights to use the road than motorists, I'm just pointing out that they have no MORE rights. Bicyclists are required to stop where other traffic is required to stop, yield the right-of-way to vehicles just as a motorist would in the same situation, etc.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I live in Austin also. Our "cyclist" community drives me up the effing wall.

        You know, (most) drivers, pedestrians and motorcycle riders don't aimlessly cut into traffic with no regard for anyone else — so why do seemingly ALL bike riders think it's OK?

        Then one of them gets hit by a car because they were doing something stupid and we have to have a candlelight vigil at the Capitol.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "You know, (most) drivers, pedestrians and motorcycle riders don't aimlessly cut into traffic with no regard for anyone else"

        Uh...yeah they do
        • 6 Years Ago
        I live in Austin as well and while I understand that we need to protect bicyclists it doesn't absolve them from the necessity of protecting themselves from traffic: IE staying in the bike lanes and watching for cross traffic rather than flying through already crowded roads.

        I still remember when I bicyclist got hit crossing the off ramp of 360 a couple years back because he wasn't minding traffic at all. I understand the viewpoint of the people riding their bikes because Its an awesome form of excercise that I partake in as well, but that doesn't absolve you from paying attention to the primary traffic on roads: cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I bike to work because it takes less time to go 5.5 mi by bicycle than by car in Lexington, KY. I also drive a lot (hence me reading autoblog) and love cars. But it seems that drivers have an incomplete understanding of right-of-way, which is why bikers seem like 'jerks'. Sometimes, I intentionally act like a jerk when drivers display their idiocy around me biking just to make a point that I do in fact have the right of way and if I get hit by a car I'm not the one going to jail.

        Also, it is very difficult for a bicyclist to stop, especially abruptly. It's not something that can be done as absent mindedly as in a car.

        But yeah, I know that drivers think I'm being a jerk, and it just makes me act like more of a jerk. I think it's this assurance of right-of-way that makes us bicyclists come off as jerks, and I know how frustrating it is to drive a car to work and sit in traffic for 20 minutes ... that's why I cycle, but the road is a public space. People should open their windows and listen and look at what's going on around them. I see drivers use their cars as battering rams to get across crosswalks where pedestrians have the right of way. People are not taught how DEADLY a car is.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @DKB_SATX: All true. Bicyclists have all the same right-of-ways as a motor vehicle ... which is the problem, because a lot of motorists I encounter don't understand that, and when I use that right-of-way, motorists think I'm a jerk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      God I wish I could that! I can't stand those cyclists!
        JDM Life
        • 6 Years Ago
        Cant stand them either....always riding in the damn way !
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was funny.
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