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I am a Road Cyclist.


I am a Road Cyclist.

I am not a daredevil

I am not reckless or a thrill seeker

I am not crazy

I like to travel by bike

I like to ride, get exercise, be healthy, enjoy life, push myself

I like to see the world from the seat of a bike

I love my sport.

I give the right of way.

Even when I have the right of way

I yield to cars and trucks

I stop at stop signs and red lights.

I signal my turns and I stay as far to the right as practicable.

I try not to impede traffic

I try to be considerate while taking up my part of the road.

I am not perfect.

I make mistakes.

I try to make sure I give a friendly “my mistake” wave when I do.

I cannot ride on the Shoulder

You don’t see the glass

You don’t see the chunks of metal

You don’t see the pot hole, broken bottles, lawn chairs, logs and lumber

You won’t crash when you drive over a drainage grate.

Please understand.

I am a father

I am a husband

I am a son

I am an uncle

I am a friend

I am an employee

I am a person

Please take care

Be careful when you pass me or turn in front of me

If you hit me with your car or your truck you will be inconvenienced.

I could be maimed

I could be crippled

I could be


3 thoughts on “I am a Road Cyclist.

  1. THANK YOU for this post…I’ve been thinking of writing one on the same topic on my blog, but this is much more polite than mine would have been!

  2. I can’t wait for the day I will ride a bike outside 😉 it’s coming

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