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Meeting new people while riding my bike


#1

On Sundays I visit my father at the elderly care facility. I ride my bicycle there and I often stop to discuss with some unknown people as I did in this morning. I met two men in their 70s and we had good conversations. I do not know who they are, but it was nice to chat with them about the town, the world and the life in general. Reminds me of my Miami times, when I talked with all kinds of people without really knowing who they were. This modern technology enables immidiate communications aroud the world.


#2

I wish I can do this,but I had trouble even talking with people in the same group not to say complete strangers


#3

I have some friends in the town and I meet them often when I ride my bike, but I do not know their real names and I use just their first name, if I know the name. Now the spring and the summer is coming and more people are walking and riding their bikes. Sometimes people say hello to me, although I do not recall ever meeting them. I say hello back to them. Today, I met one religious man who talked how tattoos are against the teachings of the Bible and how he had ridden long distances on his bicycle in Finland.


#4

Bike rides are great for getting fresh air and meeting people.
Nothing better to get a fresh perspective.


#5

I’m with Mobc. I envy you your social ability.


#7

I do not have many real friends and I typically make just one telephone call a day, to my mother, but I have decided that I have conversations with people when I have an opportunity. It does not really matter who these people are or what they have done. So my life is quite lonely to some extent, but then I try to be social when I ride my bike. I have decided not to drive an auto any longer and because my town is a little one, I can take care of my matters by riding my bike.