Re: Motorized Bikes are AWESOME! Why do people do this????
I ride in Maryland in the fall,winter and early spring. I never get an overt negative response and often a thumbs up, waves and sometimes somebody slowing down to give a compliment. I do stop at stop signs, don't speed and stay to the right side of the road. I am more careful about road courtesy and staying within the law on my bike than I am in my truck. I'm also more vulnerable and thus more cautious. If you ride like a hot dog outlaw you will get pissed off drivers who'd like to run you into the ditch. Guys who are riding pedal bikes and act like rules of the road don't apply to them somehow piss me off and I love bikes.
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...