"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." So goes the saying.
I think motorists tend to get drunk on excessive power. What else would explain the way some of us (I drive, too) start to act
corruptly, rudely and dangerously once we get in a car?
While cycling, I have to struggle for extra power. It gives me a tremendous rush, I admit, but it's a fun thing. Not like the madness that comes from being able to accelerate from 0 - 60 in a few seconds by just pushing one foot about 3 inches.
When I see a cyclist flying (you know, 20 - 30 mph,) I admire them. When I see a motorist flying, I think, "what a foolish prank."