Lots of people need feedback of sorts when they take on an issue, challenge, what have you. I'm no different. In fact, one of the reasons I blog is to get feedback on the things I do on the road, on my bike. It's nice to know that you're not alone and that what you're doing is helping someone, especially if you're helping them improve their lives.
And in one particular case, I absolutely get feedback - whenever my three-year old son Duncan sees me on my bike. He loves a bike ride with daddy - loves his trailer, loves to hop on daddy's bike to "ride" it into the garage when I get home from work and he's there, plays with my helmet, and points out bicycles wherever he goes.
This is how it should work - take an action, be a positive role model for someone, and impact the future. My dad rode his bike to work when I was a kid, and now I'm doing the same. And seeing how happy Duncan gets around bicycles is great feedback - both informationally and emotionally.
I can't WAIT till he sees his Christmas present this year... pictures will follow, I promise!
People, not speed.