I had an interesting conversation with a relative this morning. He's a very good guy, an avowed Republican, and in business with his father -in-law, who fits the same description. We were talking about my riding and he said,
" You know, there are some people who just really don't like people who ride bikes. I didn't realized it until I moved to an area where there are a lot of cyclists on the streets. I was talking to my father-in-law about it and he told me it was because the drivers assume the cyclists are all Democrats."
That might explain it all!! The riding Republicans might consider little "W" stickers for their bikes to differentiate themselves from the rest of us and protect themselves from their fellow believers.