Even with gas a $3.60 a gallon I doubt our hero is riding, the ones suffering are his co-workers listening to his " I'm gonna start riding my bike to work" stories LOLMaybe he likes suffering. Kind of goes with some Seattle types eh? :-D
Well true, there is a Zen like quality to sitting in traffic at O-dark thirty, rain gently pitter-pattering down, moving 3 miles an hour and trying not to get bumped by someone putting on their make-up or chatting on the phone, perhaps Mr. Type A personality asserting his manhood by riding your tail lights on the assumption that you and the other 15,000 fellow travelers in front of you will get out of his way before he pops a fuse.....The special joy you feel when traffic finally does break out and start moving, yet the motorist in front of you is still going 25....Seriously there is a grain of truth to the suffering thing you brought up. Other places I have lived folks get more upset about traffic etc.
That's not the only big thing we have sailor heh heh hehBesides, you PNW guys have such big trees!