As I was leaving work today on a gorgeous early summer evening, a lady leaving the same building pointed at my bicycle and said "that's very dedicated of you" - I asked her to repeat what she had said, partly because my brain did not compute the statement.
Then came the horror of the thought that perhaps I 'looked' dedicated!
That passed, and I am now more worried that I have totally underestimated the level of 'otherness' that most kiwis attribute to people who ride bicycles. Although truth-be-told, I have seem some sights that don't help the cause.
I know I am in the minority in the opinion that the car drivers that battle their way out of Auckland city every night must be very 'dedicated' indeed .... they are truly made of sterner stuff than I!!