Have you ever noticed cycling to or from work how grumpy and miserable people look in their cars? I haven't really noticed this until recently but I do think that there is something in it.
There have been several studies that indicate cycling is therapeutic and offers the rider a chance to unwind from the daily toil in a way driving in a car doesn't. Perhaps it it just me? I do find that I look forward to getting my Brompton unfolded and riding on it. It has been known for me to abandon public transport part way and cycle, even though it will mean a longer journey.
In addition to this is the fact that a very high proportion of the cyclists I encounter to and from my daily commute give a little nod as they go on their journey. This has never taken place when I have been driving a car.
What do you out there think?