Or it could be they have no interest in cycling just as I have no desire to go fishing. Doesn't mean that lots of people don't get a lot of enjoyment from fishing but for me I just don't get it (and I've tried it)
I have no interest in fishing,but I wouldn't go telling people how dangerous it was to use a 14m CF pole for fear of being struck by lightening,or take shooting as a classic example,if someone I knew was a wildfowler,I wouldn't go telling them how dangerous it could be nor do I have to understand either of those two sports/pastimes/hobbies,or even agree with them.
It's their legal right to follow them,as it's my legal right to cycle on our
roads,bridleway and byeways etc.
TBH I couldn't give a monkeys if no one else in the world "gets" cycling,but I get quite rubbed up the wrong way when people tell me that they think I shouldn't be doing it,especially when it comes from the ones causing the problem,and I feel wholly justified in telling them where to go if they do.
If I thought for one moment that such people had my best interests at heart I'd perhaps have chat with them along the lines that Si indicates upthread.But IMHO the overwhelming majority don't,they simply want to play silly and petty games,in their oneupmanship scoreboard head.It's a case of who's got the biggest toy wins,which IMO is pathetic and I've no time for such morons.
I'm ranting again aren't I