"Since it's the last day of my reign of terror as guest editor at ye olde Jalop (Matt's back tomorrow), I figured I'd ask you guys a question that constantly baffles me. Given their fuel economy, ability to personally reduce your travel times while reducing overall congestion, free parking, stunning performance, involving nature and general unabashed awesomeness, why do you guys sit around all day locked in metal cages? Why don't you ride bikes?

And yeah, that's me up top probably getting 45 MPG while jumping into a river on a bike that, brand new, comes round-the-world ready for just $14,500 and works equally well cutting through traffic, carving a canyon or riding off-road through Death Valley.