the other day at work I heard one of my co-workers saying that she needed to lose some weight so I suggested that she started biking. She immediately started in with the excuses of why she couldn't. That she needed to drive her kids around, etc, etc. And another person chimed in with "oh, no you couldn't. If you drove a bike down Santa Fe you'd get run over by a drunk." Never mind the fact that you would get hit by a drunk in a car as well, or that you don't need to do everything on your bike (though there is a good deal that you can do). How many of you get those sorts of people who start backpedaling with every excuse under the sun not to bike (or walk)?