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post #41 of 80 (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 07:52 PM
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Firs time I ever rode on the streets was in the twisties of south san diego - and when I passed my first rider going the opposite direction he gave me a peace sign - it was only then that I realized I could give one back! It was such an awesome feeling. I then spent the rest of the two hour ride waving to EVERY rider and they all waved back. It was a fantastic day!
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While I was out yesterday I had a guy on a HD wave to me. I waved back. He kept looking to see what my bike was.

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I live in South Carolina and generally everyone waves to each other except for those on scooters. (Although I have waved at a few of them myself).
I am also a bicyclist and sometimes I want to wave to them also since we are both on 2 wheels and have to deal with people driving cars that don't always see us, but it feels a little odd.
It just seems so cool to wave and get a wave back. My wife does it a lot of the time when she is riding with me.

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Here is central FL most riders will wave, hand down, hand up, and some will use the horn. It feels good to say hi back.
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Originally Posted by hugo0612 View Post
Here is central FL most riders will wave, hand down, hand up, and some will use the horn. It feels good to say hi back.
Except during bike week !! Then there are just to many on our roads to be waving back
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If I'm not mid-shift I wave at any non-cager. And if there's a person next to me at a light, I'll give a head nod regardless of what they're in.

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I nod to females only. Living in New York you have to be cautious of misunderstanding.
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Misha, I don't understand what a wave to another male biker could be misunderstood as

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I wave to all bikes, no matter if it is a sport bike, cruiser, trike, etc. A scooter is not a bike!
I find it good manners and bike ettiquette to wave. If another biker is too good to wave back, that is on him, not me.
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In addition to my recent acquisition of a Vulcan, I ride a small Vespa and have owned a much larger Vespa in the past. This same topic has come up on the Modern Vespa Forum, and Vespa riders don't necessarily think anyone on a "real" motorcycle will wave to or acknowledge them! I always said Pish Tosh to this and dropped a peace sign on anyone on two/three wheels. Imagine my surprise when the first return wave I got here in Palm Springs was from an inked-up dude on a full-tilt chopper -- and I was on my 50cc Vespa! So, my advice is -- if it's safe -- wave to all riders. And you'll blow the scooter folks's minds fer sure!


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