I had a passenger in a pickup truck yell at me this morning. I will admit that although I could hear the truck coming from behind, with its wider tires and engine roaring up the hill, the shouted greeting startled me a bit. I tensed my shoulders and looked up, but stayed in position well enough.
It is always hard to understand what someone in a passing vehicle says to you. I hope that they weren't saying something important such as they wanted to give me some money. Since I ignored their message and concentrated on my upcoming turn, they may mistakenly have thought I didn't want their money and just kept going.
My best guesses of what the guy today yelled:
"Good morning biker!"
"Get more lycra!"
"Go mother f***er!"
"Hey Mufasa liker!"
"Long Live Mother Russia!"
"You could win the Tour de France!" (ok, probably not as likely, but you never know)
The driver did not slow down enough for me to clarify what his passenger said or to give a proper return greeting.
Happy riding all!