OK, a couple things. Firstly, this saying is dated by a couple of years (I think), but it's still more relevant than ever. Click here to see more. That is not my bike or my sign; I found the image here. And also, this is not the sole reason I ride, but it is one reason. If you'd like to see a more accurate reason I ride bikes most of the time watch this short video.
A bushel of corn (bicycle fuel) is a gallon of petrochemicals. I'm afraid there's a lot more to be said if one is to understand the issues; and thus possible solutions.
Still, my point isn't to negate yours but to provoke thought further down the rabbit hole than those simply seeking a lifestyle that makes them feel good about themselves might be comfortable with.
I don't think you negated my point...I'm not sure what my point really is/was. I mostly ride my bikes because I like the feel of it (and it saves me a few dollars); my views are more clearly expressed in the linked video. Sometimes my lifestyle does make me feel good about myself, but sometimes it doesn't. Then other times I don't even notice. I enjoy your insight; thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.