It was another lovely morning for a ride. I've been very lucky this month with my morning rides. The temps were in the low 70's and there was a light southwest breeze.
I saw a rabbit again this morning. He was sitting in the middle of the street as I turned onto Westchester. He sat frozen for a minute trying to decide if I was real I think, then decided I was and went running under the bushes.
The three women walkers/joggers were out again this morning. The were actually out on my first lap. This is where the question of etiquette comes in. They walk the same basic route as I ride, but in counter clockwise direction while I am riding in a clockwise direction. Obviously this means we pass each other frequently depending on timing. This morning it was 8 times as on two of the laps they were on the walking path between the subdivisions while I was on the street.
Now the first time we usually say good morning to each other and once or twice it might be a "good job" or "well done", but on many of the other occasions we end up smiling and nodding to each other. The last time we pass we usually say "have a good day" and that's it. My question is in regards to those times in between when we pass and really don't have much to say during that 2 to 3 second encounter. What should I do? Do I continue to nod and smile like and idiot? Is there some point of etiquette that I'm missing that says what should happen on those other passes?
I would love feedback as to what others do in this situation. I can't be alone in this.
Oh yeah, this morning takes me over 200 miles for the month!!!
As for stats:
45:12 Elapsed Time
Month to date:
16:24:43 Elapsed time
Get on your bikes and ride!!!!