It's a funny sport cycling is. It is one of the few (as well as running) where it is an unspoken rule that you say hello (or at least acknowledge) other cyclists out on the road. Of course you get the odd few who don't, and there have been times when I have "missed" other cyclists when I have been head down and not attentively looking at the other side of the road. So a funny thing happened this past Saturday, as has occurred a few times over the many years of my cycling; a large group were out riding and it appeared that they were part of a cycling tour group (as are popular in this area of Maryland). As such there were many differing abilities within the group and this led to them being spread over many miles, this is where I came across my conundrum. If I was to follow "the rule" I would be constantly saying hello or acknowledging cyclists for a substantial period of time and wouldn't be able to fully concentrate on my own ride for that morning. However, if I didn't acknowledge the other cyclists, I would then be deemed as "one of those" that ignores people and "thinks they are better than others".
In the end I sort of fell in between and tried to say hello to as many as possible while still concentrating on my own ride. I apologise to any that I missed.....I'm not one of "those", I promise!
- Ride 4 of the #festive500 with crisp and windy conditions....but look at that sky! Both indoor and outdoor riding has its place but you can't get the same views indoors. . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #iridespecialized #specializedallez #cycling #gopro #swimbikerun #triathlon
- Ride 2 of the #festive500 for 2020....below freezing for a couple of hours today but as the saying goes "there is no such thing as bad weather with the right clothing". . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #alwaysevolve #gorewear #cycling #cyclinglife #iridespecialized #specializedallez #ridemd
- Luckily it appears that others haven't got the memo that the pool is open.....been liking the empty lanes during lunchtime swims these past few weeks! . . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #ironman #triathlon #triathlete #ultramantri #swimbikerun #gopro #ironmantri
- Can we start planning on the race schedule for 2021? Progress is being made in the search for vaccines....lets hope so eh? Better start training just in case! . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #unpavedpa #cyclinglife #vandessel #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #cyclingphotos