Read this wonderful post by Tom Bowden on how to talk to Conservatives (or anyone actually!) about cycling.
Great points and a great perspective.
Let me know if you've had successful conversations about bikes, or really awkward ones.
I know I have.
I have always been a bit confused as to why or when cycling became a "liberal" thing to do. As Tom points out, it's about as All American as you can get and for all you car-haters out there (grin) Ford and many other great American automobile inventors all had their beginnings as cyclists. The Cyclists Manifesto by Robert Hurst delves into that quite a bit and I found it fascinating. (and well written!)
Edison's bike tricks are wicked rad as well. :-)
Rode my bike tonight and loved the beautiful oregon air, and relatively balmy temperature (nearly 60!)
Ride safe my friends,