Ha ha ha ha ha… ha… ha ha… sigh.
I’ve been thinking about posting about this topic for a long time, but I didn’t want to seem like a jerk for ragging on cyclists who don’t wave or acknowledge your existence. I tend to say “hi” or wave when I wait at a stopsign or light. Sometimes I try to say “hi” when I’m passing someone, but then I feel like I’m being a dick for passing someone and being all “hey, I’m passing you.” I do really enjoy it when I get a wave or a “hey” back, like when I followed that guy up the hill on Johnson and he got a couple of blocks ahead of me before stopping to turn left. When I caught up he waved and smiled as I sweated past. I waved back and fell into unconsciousness from exhaustion. Three cars ran me over.
Really, I just rode pretty hard. I was usually too tired to overcome my shyness and wave at people unless I was making a determined effort that day.