My big life goal is to be able to live without a car (though I adore my little go kart of a car) and be able to walk, bike, or use public transportation for everything. But I won't/can't do it for the foreseeable future with two horses that I want to be close to. Once the older dude passes on the the pastures in the sky, I will probably move into town and be able to at least SOMEWHAT use my bike and feet for more transportation, but until he goes, I am staying where I am. I live in a rural area that is popular with cyclists, but the cyclists are aggressively hated by the locals. I actually have stopped riding on the roads around here, unless in a group with good cyclists, because of some rather terrifying comments made on local Facebook pages. I stick to the local rail-to-trails (which have their own set of perils!). I shake my head at the jerks on bikes, but I'm still ferociously protective of them (considering both my siblings are also cyclists, not to mention many of my most favorite people). I hate that they give the good cyclists a bad name, but they still don't deserve to be road kill.