The bike commuting community in the Triangle is small enough that I feel like I know a decent percentage of the group. So it always makes me happy when I see someone I don't know headed to work by bike.
I've seen this gentleman before, but never spoken to him. So, I chased him through three lights the other morning to say "good morning." Having seen him before, I asked how long he'd been bike commuting. Despite his old school pants-tucked-into-socks look, I was still surprised by his answer - 25 years!
As we rolled our separate ways, Mr. Old School kindly offered me a few words of encouragement. Right back at ya, my two wheeled compadre, keep on keepin' on.