As a person who thinks that the bicycle is the best way to travel, I have an interest in how bicyclists are represented in popular culture. Careful observation has led me to formulate this law:
The Law of Bicycles in Popular Culture
All adult characters shown riding a bicycle for utilitarian purposes in a creative work will be depicted as either perverts, losers, or both.
Clause A: This law applies only to works set in the years from 1970 onwards.
Clause B: This law applies consistently only to American works, though foreign examples may occur.
This blog will catalog examples of The Law's validity.