I suppose that puts me among the “uncultivated and degenerate whose course, boisterous and immoral conduct is constantly seen while riding along our streets and boulevards.”
Perhaps, but I presume you at least do not “wear shorter dresses than the laws of morality and decency permit.” If said presumption is correct, there’s still hope that you may one day elevate yourself to a higher standard of beastliness and debauchery.
I do not wear dresses at all thus I do not “wear shorter dresses than the laws of morality and decency permit.” I do, however, wear lycra biking shorts, which puts me in an entirely different category of beastliness. On the other hand, I nearly always tip my hat to all those of the fairer gender when I ride past. Surely, I can be no more gentlemanly that that in the moment it takes to ride past.