I mentioned to my mother the other day that I started commuting to work on a bike. I was telling her about my big $80 beater bike that I ride and keep locked up outside and stuff....just the normal stuff you tell someone that just found out you ride a bike to work.
Anyway, she started laughing and said that whenever she sees someone riding their bike and they're obviously on their way to work, she automatically assumes that they are riding because they can't drive for one reason or another. And those reasons are because they either got a DWI and got their license taken away, or because they can't afford a car due to serious financial issues. Basically, no one would just ride their bike because they WANT to. (well, except for that guy at her office that rides his bike in every day.....but he's "serious.")
The good news is that she's a good driver and respects cyclists rights (even if they're just poor or have DWIs). LOL
The conversation just kinda made me laugh a little bit. I wonder if everyone thinks I'm riding my bike because I lost my license. One lady the other day noticed my bike and asked me about it. She said "do you even have a car?"