I love being unfashionably daggy. It's more cool to be you're own subset that isn't locked into trendy groupthink or requires a tokenistic pat on the head, hence I can look in the mirror every morning and see a fkn awesome chick staring back. Now that's awesome.
"never forget your beginner's spirit" is one of the reasons I decided against pursuing elite sport (not cycling though) - too many people at the top have forgotten it and I didn't want to associate with or be associated with such wankers.
(You're also on notice for "awesome" (ab)use. Awe: "1. an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime. 2. a. dread, terror b. the power to inspire dread." I think there are very few awesome people in Melbs, and for that I'm thankful. You're quite inspirational and thoughtful though! Carry on.)
I think we don't have 'pedestrian traps' on our buses because
1) our sleepy/aggro drivers would pulp iPodestrians in the city with them
2) there is so much hatin' out there against cyclists that such a move would draw too much negative press. That and the perception that it would delay buses. If/when the hate goes, they might stand a chance.