This is what I like most about bikes: You can buy a bike that will out-perform the mightiest of cars for a very small fraction of the cost.
Now whether it can actually out-perform those cars with an old lady like me riding it (and a fat old lady to boot), is another question. But just knowing you’re on a machine capable of such performance is exhilarating.
This is like owning a Warmblood and going hacking instead of eventing, right? It’s still enjoyable, but you have all this OOMPH just in case you need it. (: