I've been wondering about this recently and wanted to know what the online cycling community had to say about it.
When I first started riding, i had a very "me versus them" kind of attitude. kid in basketball shorts and a t shirt against the "training for the tour de france at the cherry creek reservoir, but not really" crowd. It didnt take long for my attitude to change because I started to see how open accepting and helpful the biking community is; after all we all at least have one thing in common so why not show some love? I now make a particular effort to smile and nod at any passing cyclists that i see on the road or trail(like many others do)
but the other day i was riding along having a good ol time when 2 people going the other way rolled by(both wearing the same jerseys, helmets and sunglasses by the way) and as i nodded and smiled, they both looked over started laughing and shook their heads like im some kind of *******
I DONT GET IT!
whats the deal with some of these people and do you make any special effort to acknowledge other riders you see on the road?