Is it just where I live, or the place I work, or do other bicycle commuters have to put up with being perceived as some kind of alien freak for bicycle commuting to work? I work at a facility with over 1,200 employees. I am one of two bicycle commuters and am the only year round bicyclist.
Especially now that winter is coming on, it is the peak season for people looking at you wierd and, sometimes even treating you like some kind of weirdo simply for chosing to use bicycle transportation in all types of weather. If I go into some public government office with my bicycle helmet under my arm and gaitors on (winter), people just about jump under the tables.
The fact is, I can't resist looking with some degree of amazed curiosity at my neighbors who drive their teen-age kids three city blocks to drop them off at school and then they drive less than three miles to work. These are the people who complain about gasoline prices and are "concerned" about local air pollution. These same people say that I should join mainstream USA. Who is nuts here?
Is it the same around the USA, or is it just here in Gooberville?
How is it where you live?