I discovered something regarding my cycling recently. Most of you already know this I'm sure. I enjoy riding more when I strike up a conversation with someone on the route: be it another cyclist or someone on the corner.
If I'm in my automobile, rarely will I stop to say hello to anyone. Besides they'd get sick from my fumes or accuse me of blocking traffic! My conclusion: I'm separate from the community even if I'm in my community cocooned in a car!
Anyway, what is your take?! Do you find yourself asking directions rather than relying on your idiot box GPS and find it an in route to striking up a conversation? Are you one curious about the neighbors, even if the neighbors live across town?