Acknowledge Me!

Saturday morning I was out biking. It was cold and windy and I wasn't feeling great. So when 4 different speedy, male bikers came up behind me at various points in my ride and passed me, giving me about 2 inches of space, all without saying a word, I started to get annoyed. Come on dudes. You may be faster than me, but we are both cyclists. We are both out here dealing with crazy drivers, a million potholes, and a wicked wind.
I was not so much loving my bike on Saturday

Is it really that hard to say "hey"? Or just to lift up a hand in greeting? Or at a very, bare minimum say "on your left" as you come up so you don't scare the crap out of me?

When I am running or biking I always try to acknowledge people when I see them, even if it's just a smile or a nod. It feels rude not to.

Do you acknowledge other runners/bikers/walkers when you see them? 


  1. I am always surprised when people don't have "passing" etiquette, but I have read so many complaints of it lately, there must be a lot of people who say nothing. I remember riding with a friend who would say nothing (and run stop lights?!) and was really annoyed. We don't ride together anymore.


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