This reminds me of a twighlightzone rerun I saw the other night. This guy hated people so much that he used his powers of concentration to make them go away, but then he was bored. So next he replaced the entire world's population with poeple just like him... that was even worse. It ended with him putting everything back the way it was and changing his negative additude. Moral: Nobody likes whining... not even whiners.
Barefoot: Personally I have to agree with you on a few points.
1. I never feel awkward in prolonged silence... in fact I find them amusing.
2. I don't really respect people who can't think their own thoughts.
3. No interest in watching Game of Thrones. I read the books and George R.R. Martin is a bit of a pervert.
Who cares if you use a bike or not, the point is if you do, ride where your supposed to. Not in the road. If there's zero shoulder it's understandable but if there's a shoulder or ironically even a sidewalk there's really no excuse.