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Jan. 15, 2020, 3:14 a.m. -  Deniz Merdano

I am having fun observing this internationally.  Here in Spain, the interaction is an essential part of the day to day life. Saying hello to complete strangers all day long does get a little tiring to say the least. It is a robotic, tradition based act. The genuinity ends right there. People have no second thoughts about running you over if you dare interrupt their forward momentum. No matter where and what their chosen method of transportation is. I have been observing and comparing, cyclist-cyclist, cyclist-driver, cyclist-pedestrian interactions very closely. It is a scary dance on the road and the trails.  It has such a dynamic flow, that you'd  realize we have it pretty easy on the trails and roads in BC and Lower Mainland or entire Canada. Which sparks up a few questions in my head. Are we breeding a generation of a-holes?  Is it possible that the culture that is emerging out of the big west coast cities teaching us to be more ego-centric? Are there more foreigners or out of towners on the trails than we realize? Are we getting old? Most likely answer...

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