It is against the law in most places to ride your bikes on the sidewalk. It is likely he was on the shoulder of the road if there was one... When passing a cyclist the standard is give 3ft of clearance if you must pass. Cycling is BIG in Florida and especially in communities that are considered retirement or vacation communities. There are bike lanes everywhere.
What concerns me, as a law abiding cyclist... is that certain folks are really hostile...even if we’re riding in a wide shoulder/bike lane. Some drivers intentionally come close, honk horns, yell out the windows and are generally miserable a-holes to the cyclists. I’ve considered just getting a helmet-cam to get their license plates.
Cudo’s for Hackman for exercising in his senior years. I ride with some guys in their 70’s and they are awesome, long time cyclists.
I have (or had, until it was destroyed in a recent accident) a helmet cam for use on my motorcycle. I record every ride and post up the highlights (or low-lights, as it were) of stupid drivers, riders, rare or cool vehicles, etc., etc.
Want to know who I see casually breaking traffic laws en masse the most, per capita? Bicyclists.
Mr. Mercat is pushing 70 and rides all winter long here in Kansas. Summer he does at least one long cross the state ride. Nice legs for an old guy and a great butt.