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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Biker wave

Can you imagine going down the road and thinking I wander what he is saying under his breath. I know what I am saying! Well f-you then don't wave.
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My wave turns into a middle finger if they don't wave except if they are wearing colors.

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I'd say don't conclude too much from a rider that doesn't reply with a wave. There could be many reasons for a non response.

The biker could be someone like me, just learning to ride and thus have more important things on his mind like is that car going to try to cut me off and run me off the road.
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Budo has a damn good point there, I do most of my riding commuting and not pleasure riding. Which puts me on the freeway most of the time, even though I've been on two wheels for over 20 years I still like to keep both hands on the bars at 70mph+. So when riders are going the oposite way on the freeway I useally dont return the wave, I'll give them a nod, if the dont see my nod, it aint my "F'n" problem.

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Yeah...if I'm on a busy multi-lane highway, sorry if I don't wave. I'm busy watching the idiots on MY side of the road. Not so much paying attention to who's going the other direction.


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I wave if waved at. sometimes i will initiate, but most of the time i just keep my paws on the grips.
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Initiate or return a wave if you feel like doing so, and you feel it is safe to take your hand off the bars. Come on guys, you are big tough bikers. Develop a thick skin, and don`t be so quick so take offence. As mentioned before, there may be several reasons why a wave is not returned. Don`t take it so personally. You are responsible for your own actions.

Choose to be the bigger man and don`t let someone else trigger your temper or your reactions. It just is not that big a deal! You may be having a great day and all is well in your world. The rider who didn`t return your wave may be dealing with any number of problems or emergencies in his life. Learn to give a soft answer, and shrug off any rebuff of your friendly wave. Do your best not to give offence, and don`t be quick to take offence. Your blood pressure will stay down and your day will be much more enjoyable.


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When I first returned to riding a few months ago after about 20 years of not riding, I worried about what other riders would think about my "half wave" with my left hand still partially glued to the handlebars. Now I realize that some feel comfortable waving all out while in a steep lean in a tight turn, and others feel safer with the universal head nod. Some are not out there to socialize at all. It is what it is; they don't owe me a thing.

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I wave if I see them in time and it won't wreck I even wave at scooters & bicycle riders especially on the back roads, surprises some of them I believe...
Really don't bother me that much if a cycle rider don't return the wave, because I know there have been times that I had my head elsewhere and didn't catch them in time, sometimes I just catch them in time to give a quick head nod, but I never ignore anyone on purpose, not even the vn750 riders after the way they talk about my bike here on the
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