The picture also shows why bikes aren't very popular in the USA--- the very idea of riding one is *getto* to most Americans. Bikes are for losers who don't have cars!
Most of us here not only ride bikes, but we are also questioning everything else about the current *whoever-dies-with-the-most-toys-wins* American lifestyle.
I like to think that when I'm riding my bike to work, I belong to the biggest club in the world! China, India, Mexico, Europe-- billions of workers riding, hoping to not get hit by a car, hoping not to have a flat tire, just going home. Bikes belong to the great unwashed.......