I am a bicycle commuter. Due to my current situation, I don't have a car, so I commute to work on bicycle every morning, rain or shine. I love it so much that I would probably do it even if I did have a car. By the time I get to work I am so awake and focused. I almost don't even mind getting up in the morning. I am definitely not a morning person, and it's normally very hard to get out of bed, but I actually find myself eager to face the day because it means I get to ride my bike. I can feel that I am in better physical shape than I have been in for a long time. I have had people at the office come up to me and ask me about it, and I have also met fellow bicycle commuters while I'm out riding. A lot of people, at least here in the US, have the attitude that adult cyclists are either Lance Armstrong wannabes or simply have too many DUI's to drive. I don't care if people think I'm a "Fred", even though I consider myself more of a roadie, minus the $2000 bike. I am a member and frequent poster over at bikeforums.net and there is a big bike-commuter population there. I wonder if anyone here was in the same boat as me. It doesn't have to be commuting. I am interested in hearing if anybody does grocery runs, weekend recreational rides, or anything of that matter. Even if you don't ride, what are your attitudes toward cyclists? (you won't hurt my feelings, I've heard it all).