I am a cyclist. I am the person who causes you to slow down because I take up too much of the road. I am the person you see riding up and down roads early in the morning and late in the after. I am the person you don’t see as you put on make-up, talk on your phone or turn around to talk to your child in the back seat. I am the person you scream at, honk at or maybe even throw things at in frustration.
But I am also a runner, a swimmer and a triathlete that uses these sports to stay fit and healthy so that I might live a long life. A life as a …
I am a cyclist. But I am also a person who understands your fear and frustrations when you encounter a cyclist. I understand that you are in a hurry to get to work, home or one of the thousands of other places you may be traveling. I understand these things because I am also a person who drives and feels the same distractions, fears and frustrations when I encounter a cyclist.
Today I ask you to stop looking at cyclists as the people who slow you down, get in your way and annoy you. I ask that you start looking at them as the person they are the other 23 hours of the day and value their lives the way you do other people you encounter each day.