Saw a big group of road cyclists riding a road run today. My wife and I were out riding our converted Mt. Bikes for fun and recreation. We went by the ending spot or a rest stop for the touring group. We wave and say "nice to see y'all out riding. How long is the ride?"
Stone , blank stare. Not just ignored, actively snobbed and dismissivley stared down.
I guess our khaki shorts and t-shirts do not rank us to be addressed by the royalty in their nice, colorful uniforms. Nice way to encourage riding.