I work as a contractor, so I get to move work locations frequently. On my current gig, I was surprised to notice that quite a few people in my area are cycling enthusiasts. At least three of them ride to work regularly. Another left recently for her first Ragbrai ride. Yet another commutes infrequently. The company itself seems to have some cyclists in upper management, with great facilities for biking to work.
The net result is that quite a bit of water cooler type conversation seems to revolve around bikes -- repairs, Tour de France, local events. No one ever bats an eye when I show up with my panniers. Nor are there any inquisitions about why I choose to ride a bike.
I've never run into this before.
Have you ever worked with a group of cyclists?