In the US people think we're all a bunch of commies that hate cars and people who drive and want to force everyone to walk or ride a bike. Sadly there have been a lot of people out causing trouble just like that and we all get a bad reputation from it. I respect motorists, I have a car myself I'll admit I don't use it as much as someone who isn't into cycling. But, I don't ride for self righteous reasons I ride for my health and for fun. I don't have a Soviet flag hanging in my bedroom or any pictures of Stalin or Mao around my house as some here might think.