I have recently taken up cycling as a hobby / exercise program, and I’m enjoying it greatly. I told friends that "I needed a hobby that doesn’t involve sitting on my backside" until it was pointed out that’s the position for cycling. Now I just say I need a hobby out of my Comfy Chair. I digress.
So, for the past 5 weeks I’ve been riding 3-6 times a week, in nice short local rides (longest so far is 23 miles, so Lance I’m not), and have noticed something odd: less than half the riders I meet even provide a courtesy acknowledgment while passing (and this is Texas, where waving while driving still lives (but be careful which finger)).
Other riders seem friendly, and perhaps I’m reading something into it I shouldn’t, but these folks either aren’t having any fun or are just loners. Time will tell, but I wonder what other rider’s experiences have been?
Update: if so, perhaps I picked the right sport for me!