And you take Great Photos.My family and friends are very supportive of my bike riding. My husband helped me pick out the bike and encouraged me to ride, my mom bought my bike and is impressed by the distances I've ridden (nothing huge, but 46.4 km is much better than sitting on the couch eating potato chips), and my best friend (who is no slouch athletically speaking) is also impressed by the improvement in my riding and physical fitness.
If there is a complaint it's a concern for my safety when I'm on a ride. They worry mostly about others could do to me when I'm on a bike ride -- oh let's see... cars hitting me, crazed muggers lurking in bushes, wild hyenas, martians capturing for experiments etc etc. My mom makes me laugh when she asks why my dh doesn't walk with me when I ride my bike. I laugh and explain I'm not 3 years old on my tricycle. I like the mental picture of my husband having to drag my bike home while I dawdle along picking wildflowers and talking to my imaginary friend.
The rewards for riding my bike? Over the last 4 seasons I've lost 60 lbs, have feeling in my feet again, normal looking ankles, energy, and no more asthma attacks. I think riding could be considered a win-win situation: I'm happier and healthier than I ever was, and my family and friends get a more active and healthier Cyclokitty!!