As Seen Along the (Green)Way

When one travels one gets to see many different sights along the way, odd sights sometimes, sometimes funny, at times unfortunate, and at times particularly revealing of human nature in all it’s bazaar ways.  In particular I’ve found the bike path rides to provide a unique perspective on human nature — in particular just how completely oblivious of our surroundings we can be at times.

My most recent examples would include in particular:

  • The “walker on the cell phone”, wandering on the path in anything but a straight line, oblivious to my approach until my “Hello!” rang out as she veered into my oncoming path
  • Almost as unaware of my approach was the “reader”, keeping (amazingly) on a dependable straight line, nose in her book, walking into the wind with her bright blond hair being blown back like a flag in a stiff wind
  • Another “Hello” moment occurred for getting the attention of the “dog lover”, bent over to greet another walkers dog in such a manner as to take a significant portion of the path I had to ride on for herself, with all remaining path area blocked by the dog leash!

All in a days ride :-)


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