Has this ever happened to you? You’re riding down the open road and another cyclist rides by in the opposite direction. You give him (or her) a friendly wave or nod but get nothing in return. It’s as if you weren’t even there. What’s up with that? Sadly, I’ve noticed that more times than not I don’t get any sort of response back. Geez…are we taking ourselves so seriously that we don’t have a moment to acknowledge our fellow cyclist. Afterall, aren’t we all part of the same club or “cycling community?” Nodding or waving subtly says, “Hey, I appreciate you’re out here riding too, enjoying this great sport, getting in a good workout and letting vehicles know that it’s our road too.” At least that’s the way I view it. Okay…maybe you’re cranking up a hill so hard that you can barely breathe, let alone wave. Or maybe you’re so lost in your thoughts that you truly didn’t see that other rider. That happens sometimes. But the next time you’re out on the road and get a wave or nod from your fellow cyclist, do the same – it says a lot!