Ten things you love about/from the US - list 'em:
Bontrager frames - wishbones of steel!
Anything by David Lynch (especially Twin Peaks)
Once Upon A Time... (Charles Bronson's inscrutable face + epic score)
Bicycle Moto Cross
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Anything by Cormac McCarthy (especially The Crossing)
Bike magazine - now and always, but definitely mid-late 90s
Anything by Gillian Welch
Vastness (of landscape, not bodies)
Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
The delightful Chan Marshall of Cat Power (this is of international importance, and thus transcends the confines of a list, because I love her).