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Biomed Guy 07-11-2014 03:04 PM

Hand on knee question
 
So I'm on a DR650, ATGATT, and I wave to every rider I see, I'm just a happy guy.:wave However, this has happened on more than one occasion and was wondering what it meant, if anything? When I wave, they remove their hand from the handlebar and place it palm down on their knee. I'm not bashing anyone, just asking if there is a meaning. The riders that have done this are the H-D, no gear guys, although one rider today had mirrored sunglasses, if that is any consolation. Is it a suble way to say I see you but I don't formally acknowledge you? Wave or no wave, don't care, just wondering if there is a meaning. Educate me, I'm a noob.

henshao 07-11-2014 03:07 PM

The way you describe it, seems like they are snubbing you. They might not consider your dirtbike in street's clothing a 'real bike.' Wouldn't worry about it.

sdmichael 07-11-2014 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by henshao (Post 24595815)
The way you describe it, seems like they are snubbing you. They might not consider your dirtbike in street's clothing a 'real bike.' Wouldn't worry about it.

Or... they just don't wave. Why be bothered if someone doesn't wave? It isn't a requirement. If it is such, it rather dilutes its original intent and takes away the meaning. I really don't care if I wave, nor if someone doesn't wave back if I do. All the "he snubbed me", "I don't count", or fill-in-the-blank politics crap doesn't belong on the bike. I'm there to ride and have fun!

SQ Beemer 07-11-2014 03:12 PM

Google is your friend: http://www.viewfromthecloud.com/2006...greetings.html

Jim Moore 07-11-2014 03:12 PM

The best thing to do in that case is to wave like a maniac, like you're thinking, "I guess they don't see me. I better REALLY wave." Or I let go of both handlebars and give them the two-hand, six-gun, "you-da-man!" wave.

henshao 07-11-2014 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by sdmichael (Post 24595841)
Or... they just don't wave. Why be bothered if someone doesn't wave? It isn't a requirement. If it is such, it rather dilutes its original intent and takes away the meaning. I really don't care if I wave, nor if someone doesn't wave back if I do. All the "he snubbed me", "I don't count", or fill-in-the-blank politics crap doesn't belong on the bike. I'm there to ride and have fun!

If you're just not waving, why do anything besides leave your hand where it is?

Rgconner 07-11-2014 03:24 PM

As a BMW rider, we are the royalty of bike riders. The proper wave is to hold the palm inward and turn the forearm in place.

Wave to the peasants... check the pearls... wave to the peasants.... check the pearls.

http://stupidityispainless.files.wor...ueen-wave1.jpg

henshao 07-11-2014 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rgconner (Post 24595915)
As a BMW rider, we are the royalty of bike riders. The proper wave is to hold the palm inward and turn the forearm in place.

Wave to the peasants... check the pearls... wave to the peasants.... check the pearls.

As a Buell rider, the proper wave is to indicate with one's fingers how many of one's parts have vibrated off and landed in front of oncoming traffic.

Wave horizontally if leaving no oil slicks, and vertically if leaving oil slicks.

Biomed Guy 07-11-2014 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SQ Beemer (Post 24595842)

Yup, I thought it was an intentional diss, but was hoping otherwise. I guess I can return the diss by reducing the fingers extended to only one.:lol3 I'll just go merrily on my way as always, at least one of us is enjoying riding.

Biomed Guy 07-11-2014 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by henshao (Post 24595815)
The way you describe it, seems like they are snubbing you. They might not consider your dirtbike in street's clothing a 'real bike.' Wouldn't worry about it.

They are only out when the sun is shining, anyways. I guess their 'real bikes' don't like to get wet.

sdmichael 07-11-2014 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Biomed Guy (Post 24596131)
Yup, I thought it was an intentional diss, but was hoping otherwise. I guess I can return the diss by reducing the fingers extended to only one.:lol3 I'll just go merrily on my way as always, at least one of us is enjoying riding.

Who is to say the other isn't enjoying their ride? Why assume that? Again, maybe they don't wave. Just because they don't doesn't automatically mean they are "mean", "dissing you", or are unhappy in any way. You seem to be turning a "friendly gesture" into a requirement.

AndyE_UK 07-11-2014 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Biomed Guy (Post 24595796)
Educate me, I'm a noob.

The time to worry is when they place their hand on your knee!:evil

theshnizzle 07-11-2014 04:12 PM

Lighten up, Francis....:D

Biomed Guy 07-11-2014 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by sdmichael (Post 24596149)
Who is to say the other isn't enjoying their ride? Why assume that? Again, maybe they don't wave. Just because they don't doesn't automatically mean they are "mean", "dissing you", or are unhappy in any way. You seem to be turning a "friendly gesture" into a requirement.

If they don't wave, that's fine, a lot of riders don't, as I said before, I don't care. The intentional movement of the hand to the knee is not 'not waving' it is an intentional move to possibly diss (not a mind reader). That move in itself possibly demonstrates an attitude on their part. Perhaps it also displays an attitude on my part, also. Maybe I wave just out of spite.:dunno

D_A 07-11-2014 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sdmichael (Post 24596149)
Who is to say the other isn't enjoying their ride? Why assume that? Again, maybe they don't wave. Just because they don't doesn't automatically mean they are "mean", "dissing you", or are unhappy in any way. You seem to be turning a "friendly gesture" into a requirement.

If they ignored him it would be one thing, but they are instead deliberately making a gesture of disrespect.

Rather than making an issue out of it I'd suggest just ignoring them. If that's their attitude they're not worth your time.


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