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Old 07-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by DaLunk View Post
The Wave is a conundrum. Some people enjoy it, some are indifferent, and some don't like it (or see a point to it.) I don't want to spoil the fun for the ones who like to wave and I don't want to be a pain in the ass to those who don't like to. Simple solution I've adopted is, if they wave I return it. If they don't, I don't. Everyone is happy, and if everyone would follow my ever-so-wise lead, no one would be waving and we could just ride.

I do initiate the wave to any and all scooters and moped simply because they so often look pleasantly surprised. Also, kids get a wave if they are staring, especially Amish kids.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #32
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The time to worry is when they place their hand on your knee!
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:26 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by AndyE_UK View Post
The time to worry is when they place their hand on your knee!
The time to worry is when they place your hand on their knee.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:09 PM   #34
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Not much waving by me, if the road's heavy traffic.
But mostly try to reply . . . if it's not too late.

Way, way out in the remote country, where you're lucky to see a bike every couple of hours . . . sure, initiating a (minor) wave is polite policy.
But I only get a reply two-thirds of the time.

Where I do give a major & unmissable [geek] wave there, is if I'm riding a pipsqueak trail bike or scooter [scooter is best] and I can see that the rider coming the other way, is on a Harley.
I know I'll never get a wave back [even if I'm likely to be the only other rider he sees that morning or afternoon].
But there is a small glow of satisfaction & amusement, in knowing that he knows my ultra-friendly wave of fellowship is a sign that I regard him as a brother, an equal.

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Old 07-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #35
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Is this like touching toes in the toilet stall?
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:47 AM   #36
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:07 AM   #37
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The pirate could have had a rough day at Microsoft, then to top it all off they messed up his venti Carmel whatever at the star bucks. I mean really what would you do?
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:49 AM   #38
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Try to just ride... and enjoy the ride.

It seems like some riders worry waaaaaay too much about image, what others are doing, what others are riding, why they are riding and doing what the ride and do, and so on.

Who cares?

Just ride, and quit generating threads about "waving"...

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Old 07-12-2014, 02:30 AM   #39
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Way too much time spent thinking about nothing. Pay attention to riding and less to other riders. Be safe and have fun.

And the website referenced is silly.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:10 AM   #40
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I get waves fairly often,from all types of riders, probably because I ride an antique. I am usually inhibited from returning the wave by the likelihood of irregularities in the pavement and my left hand bar end mirror. I like to have both hands on the handlebars. So I nod.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:37 AM   #41
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People out here pat their hand on their head to signal that there is a cop nearby. I've never seen the hand on the knee, I must be as cool as everyone else

I don't wave at people first, unless it is someone on a dual sport. The hardley guys don't even see me.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:46 AM   #42
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When I'm out on the F, lots of waving. When I'm out on the Sherpa, not so much. Seems like the cruiser crowd tries to look around me.

I get more waves when wearing textiles than when wearing my leathers. Which I fail to understand, because I look like a giant flour sack in my textiles. My leathers fit really nice.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:44 AM   #43
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I live and ride in the mountains and on a weekend pass tons of bikes. I often laugh inside my helmet at the number of times I "wave" on a single ascent.

Whenever someone doesn't "wave" back it's a cruiser 100% of the time. I assume disdain for my red crotch rockety looking bike, but who knows
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:20 AM   #44
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When people don't wave I assume they are doing something important... like paying attention to the traffic around them.
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:40 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by henshao View Post
the time to worry is when they place your hand on their knee.
Like a good lover, a good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. ...

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