Originally Posted by catweasel67
How many of you believe this is real?
Dunno. You saying that it isn't? What's your basis? I have no idea myself, and I hadn't heard of this until I opened up his thread, but it seems like The OP has noticed riders making a point of doing this, so the article seems to be consistent with what he's observed.
And for those telling him stop obsessing about it, He's not. The op noticed a phenomena he didn't understand and asked about it. That's not obsessing.
What do I know, though? I ride in Alaska and almost everyone waves, including Pirates and crotch rocketeers. I do the noob/geek wave, but I do it with both arms simultaneously. I've crashed a couple of times because of that but it's a small price to pay for communicating my enthusiasm.
I'm thinking of getting two of those spring mounted neon plastic "waving hands" and attaching them to my milk crate so everyone gets waved at.