I'm beginning to think that I just do not fit in with the bicycling crowd. I only recently started riding again (at 62 years old), got lots of great info from Bike Forums due to google searches.
I also fell into the trap of replying to a few threads on what turned out to be rather controversial topics.
I am a dog owner, a gun owner, my main transportation is a pick up truck, my bibs are denim and made by a company called Liberty, I believe in complying with the rules of the road regardless of the number of wheels under me, I am not impressed by big "talk" from any keyboard and most of all I mourn for the lack of common sense in the world today.
I ride a bicycle for relaxation and am not out to impress anyone. I'm as comfortable on the my old Raleigh wearing shorts and flip flops as I am when wearing overalls and steel toed work boots. If your dog chases me I will stop, pat him on head and and reward his diligence in "protecting you" with a dog biscuit from my pocket. If you flip me off, I will generally smile and wave back.
I am a metal fabricator/woodworker/mechanic and include bicycles in my life, I do not live bicycles. I'm not sure that there is a place here for one who occasionally rides a bicycle among all the "true bicyclists".