Why is it if I go for my usual ride on my full carbon, £5K Colnago road bike wearing my most 'obvious' lycra, hunting the hills for a bit of lung busting fun, I get this. Motorists, mostly MacDonalds scoffing BMW 'drivers' (still with barbeque sauce on the third chin) wish to threaten to deny my Granchildren a Grandfather,,,,, Why do they wish to carve me up, brake for no reason in front, make finger gestures as they speed off, throw things out and I even had one spit at me.... HOWEVER. If I do the same route, same time, same day on my £200 Boardman hybrid, donned in my jeans tucked in my socks, a fleece and a different helmet then I get nothing but courteous drivers, waving me out, giving me room when they overtake and some even let me go into the cyclist block at traffic lights,,,,, What the hell is the difference,.... it's me, the same cyclist FFS? Anyone care to work out the logic in the first example? Anyone have similar reactions? Yes, bikes are both insured (comp), I pay VED on all vehicles (inc PLG on my 3850kg MoHo) and I have cycled for donkey's with max no claims - so not too much of an idiot. Regards, Trikeman.