Okay, i'm 33 years old and I don't drive (don't want to get into why right now), my primary modes of transportation are public transit, my feet and now a bike. I've never complained and I usually used to walk to and from work everyday, it was a 45 minute walk and about 4 and half miles each way. In my eyes walking is good for you, anyway, so I didn't mind it at all. Anyway, for a couple of years i've been meaning to buy a bicycle to get back and forth to work on and finally two weeks ago I pulled the trigger and bought a nice men's bicycle from Wal Mart. I've been riding it ever since and i'm loving it, it only takes me 18-20 minutes to get to work as opposed to 45, so that's great. But, here's my problem, I feel really self-concious on it, maybe it's because up until I bought it the last time I rode a bike was almost 17 years ago and i'm not used to being on it just yet. What really compounded this feeling was I was watching an episode of VH1's I Love Toys and one of their features was the bicycle, they made it sound as if bicycles were toys only to be ridden by children, that really made me feel wierd about owning and riding one. I see adults riding bikes all the time but they are usually big ten speeds, mine is a modest but very nice XR-75 Mongoose 21 speed with 26" wheels, i've made some additions to it by buying a new seat (the one it came with was too small and too hard) with a flashing tail light built-in, a headlamp for the handlebars, a water bottle for the Summer that mounts to the frame and an on-board computer with an Odometer, Speedometer and distance timer display that mounts on the handlebar as well. To me, riding a bike will be great for both my cardio vascular and resperatory systems in the long run and also gives my legs a nice workout everyday. Anyway, i'm rambling, my main question is is it considered imasculating for a 33 year old guy to ride a bicycle? Maybe i'm just being silly, but you tell me.