I work with a complete and utter nutter. We have discussed cycling and my commuting on a number of occasions. He genuinely believes that the roads are for cars and trucks and like in the jungle, there is a need to respect size. Needless to say, he is American. He thinks cyclists are liberals and therefore fair game to be taken out by cars and trucks. I am continually amazed by his comments. I cycled past a dead man this morning who had been hit by an American on his way to work. He was on a scooter and I wondered what the events leading to the accident were. There was no obvious clue, just a man laid out, with considerable blood and a very broken scooter. It made me quite sad. There really are some very ignorant people out there.