Spokane is a city full of khaki, blue and gray. When people deck themselves out in black around here it is often meant to signify something. To some it is anti-social and threatening. To others it is a sign that someone isn’t bound by confining social norms and is more likely to accept you for who you are.
Next time I’m riding around without my backpack I’ll just follow suit and clasp my U-Lock around my neck. Problem solved!