My friend Des reckons it's all about male insecurity, men need the car in order to feel powerful and dangerous. Women are more community minded, they care about the environment and what's good for society as a whole.
I think the blokes out there need to realise that if they had real balls they'd be taking on the traffic. Real men don't need a motor.
Just between you and me, it's really not that dangerous, motorists seem to be getting more considerate every day. They wait for me at intersections and make sure they allow plenty of room when they pass. It's pretty rare for a car to come within half a meter of me and Big Red. The only times I've ever felt endangered are when I've been deliberately doing something risky.
Australian's love to support the underdog, they all know they're in the wrong when they are riding around in a pollution machine.
Here's a video sent in by Phuong that provides another reason why women love their bicycles.