"Funny how I feel like less of a man when I don't ride, but the motoring public thinks I'm less of one because I do." -citizen rider
I laughed when I read this because it's so true. There's a great article at grist today discussing this very sociological quirk: Bicycle Shame.
"....To be a successful adult, apparently, you have to drive. Cycling is for children; cycling is for losers. In this view, it's fitting that the pinnacle of the sport of cycling is the Tour de France. (Implied snicker about France as a symbol -- unfair, of course -- of all that's cowardly, effeminate, and weak.)
Call this Bicycle Shame...."