When travelling by bike, you come across hundreds of people who are also on the move or simply crossing your path. Some travel for pleasure, others to transport goods, some to accompany livestock, others to get to work, return home, or visit family. The slow pace of pedalling allows for brief exchanges with these people, even without stopping. The most common and briefest exchange is the greeting. If you’re on two wheels, most people will greet you.

A greeting acknowledges the other person and, in some way, shows respect towards them. It can take many forms, from a slight nod, a word of encouragement, running alongside you for a bit, or a quick honk of a horn.

Sometimes, we need an “excuse” to greet someone, but what if we tried greeting without needing a reason? A greeting can be the beginning of a lovely exchange.

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