perhaps you have never ridden you bike across Seattle's I-90 bridge. if that's the case, you may find this interesting.
blog by bike
Bikes are cool. But you already know that.
Bikes should be ridden long distances and in the rain. Bicycle caps are silly. Wearing spandex and jerseys on every ride is both unnecessary and unattractive. Riding slow is fun. Heavy bikes are cool. Cheap bikes are just as good or better than expensive bikes. Peanut and jelly sandwiches are better than power bars. Riding your bike while listening to tunes is just fine with me. Attaching pinwheels to your bike is just about the best thing you can ever do. Always ride with or without a helmet. Just ride.