totally. i also finally read "zen and the art of motorcycle maitenance" this summer. it's also about us.
i like the idea that w/ my moped, it's more than just a vehicle i take for granted. it forces me to be willing to accept the possibility that i may not be on time (or even arrive) whenever i leave. but ... if i break down ... i don't have the stress of feeling helpless. i know that i can fix this. i know that any machine only requires the proper parts and tools to get it going (sometimes not even those, if you're a bit more ingenious).
on a moped, i realize just what assholes most car driver really are. impatient. rude. dangerous. mopeds make me feel great. i could write so much more ... but i'd rather go ride my moped before work. ;-)