I ride the jail trail from Downtown to the trailhead (that’s where I park – White Mountaineer). I always see the same couple vehicles in the lot and the same girl cyclist with a purple jacket on in the morning (and also the same girl jogger in the morning ) , and I also recognize two guys riding toward downtown after work that I see frequently. I’ve only been cycle commuting for about a year now, so I am just starting to recognize fellow regulars.
Oh yeah and the guy who rides with his hands in his hoodie pockets.
One of my more surprising rides in terms of the number of people seen on bike (probably 25 riders or so total) was actually lateish mid November.
It was a beautiful day but windy and I was lugging the menorah trailer around which caught the wind very well and made me feel like I was pulling a boat anchor.
Also took a longer route (up boundary/neville) because I wasn’t sure sidewalk would work pulling that monstrosity, and I didn’t want to associate the menorah with road rage, and then once I reached Squirrel Hill, what the heck, went out to Murray before doubling back (my home is west of Wightman). Was worth it, saw 5 cyclists just on that final tiny detour.
It was a blast. Moral of the story, if you want to get a little better sampling of what’s out there, take the long way home and go very slowly.