Day 4: I am grateful for people that don't honk at me.
|One year ago I was getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime,
biking to the South Pole.
I commute by bike most every day, which means I get to interact with the drivers on our roads. Since it is November I thought it would be nice to post some of the things I am grateful about the drivers in the area. I know that the conflict between bikes and cars can get out of hand sometimes, but there are also a lot of good drivers out there.
Because I own a bike shop and interact with people every day there are a lot of people in Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and surrounding areas that know who I am. Occasionally they will see me riding my bike on the roads and give a little honk on the horn to say hi. It really is a nice gesture, however riding a bike on the road means you always have to be on the watch out for cars.
When someone honks the horn my instinct is that someone is about to hit me with their car. So, when I hear someone honk, even when they are just trying to say hi, I practically jump out of my skin, it scares me! I appreciate the friendliness, but I am really grateful for those that don't honk.
I just love to ride my bike.