Some mornings when I take my walk, it is still dark out. There is not much going on. Few cars – maybe just the newspaper delivery van, the bakery truck, or town employees flushing out the holes in the sidewalk where the flags go for special events like Earth Day or United Nations Day.
Most often, the other walkers are three elderly gentleman. One walks a King Charles Spaniel. One used to check all the bins for recyclable cans and bottles but has retired from that pursuit. One was a slow jogger a couple years ago but is now just a fast walker.
Then there is the lady on the bicycle. The lady on bicycle has a helmet, a bell, and a bicycle light. Also, she bikes on the sidewalk.
One dark morning I was walking along when I heard the screech of bicycle brakes behind me and turned to find the lady on the bicycle glowering. ”I nearly ran into you!” she exclaimed indignantly. “You should wear a reflector vest when you go out in the dark!”
Now I take my walk in the street. There are no bicycles in the street at 5:30 a.m.