did you to read the March 2005,issue of Bicycling? they gave 250 bikes to different communities to see what would happen (Bike Town). I was/am extremely disheartened by the people, that embraced their bikes, but didn't feel that they were "real cyclists" (because they did not have a expensive road bike and full spandex) So what is a "Real Cyclist"??? To those of you that perform at the top of your class I would say that you are cyclist and an athelete and my hat is off to you, but/yet we need to involve cyclists who wears denim into our corner, and convince them that yes, they are as real, as you, Lance or anyone else. to badly misquote Shakespeare " do we not bleed if you cut us? do we not get road rash if we fall off our bikes?"