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.
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