Hand on knee question

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Biomed Guy, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER

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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 :lol3

    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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  2. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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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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  3. R0CKETMAN

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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:rofl
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  4. Rgconner

    Rgconner Long timer

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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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  5. JG77

    JG77 I ride my own.

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    +1

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  6. ozmoses

    ozmoses Ride On

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    How can I pay attention to traffic when I'm busy texting?
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  7. Conedodger

    Conedodger Wanna Ride

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    Perfect! I do the same. Well, mostly, I don't wave to the scooters and mopeds unless they wave first.
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  8. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    judging by many of the responses in this thread, is it any surprise that Harley guys wouldn't want to wave at people that they believe don't like them? if you guys have such disdain for HD riders , why worry so much about them validating your existence? :norton
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  9. millican

    millican Been here awhile

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    I get waves on my mostly naked Helix on the highways and will wave back.
    What cracks me up is when some under-dressed guy on a cruiser does an obvious take-back as his face changes from burr-up-the-butt scowl to truly horrified from the realization that he waved at someone on a scooter. :rofl
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  10. AK650

    AK650 Been here awhile

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    Here's thought. Why not just concentrate on the ride, and spend less time wringing your hands over silly shit like who waves, and who doesn't. Or the even more abstract, how they wave, or how they don't wave? Some of you guys really know how to remove the enjoyment from your riding experience. Good grief!

    Jeff
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  11. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    i wave to everyone on two or three wheels and a motor. i find it interesting to see the reactions. the vast majority of riders wave back in one way or another. i sometimes wave to bicyclists, too. they generally don't wave back. i think they just don't understand what is going on.

    i had a guy with harley stickers on his pickup wave at me out his window the other day. that was a new one. i waved back. in general, though, my plated KTM seems to get riders of all sorts a bit excited/intrigued.

    i also make eye contact with and say hi to most people i walk past in opposite directions on sidewalks. that's where the real fun is. the different reactions are fascinating. some people just get very intent about staring off into the distance or down at the ground and pretending you aren't there. other people seem pleasantly surprised that a stranger said hi to them. and others act like it's an expected thing. it's a fun exercise to try to predict how people are going to react.
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  12. Jamesx2

    Jamesx2 Been here awhile

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    I wave most of the time unless I'm busy clutching of something else. Most waves I get are arm pointed down with index finger out what ever that means.
    Both of my vehicles have waves.
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    Most of the newer snob jeep owners dont wave
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  13. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Gee, cruiser/pirate/Harley riders almost always wave at me when I'm on my Goldwing. :thumb

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  14. Tenerefeller

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    That's cause they know naked gold wings are the coolest! I wave the hardest when it's pissing rain sideways in December and I see another rider, because I know that we are both stupid/nuts/kindred spirits or whatever and maybe because we could become blood brothers if the temp dropped another point or two!
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  15. henshao

    henshao Bained

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    Yeah, blood brothers after one of you cuts the other open and crawls inside the corpse for warmth....
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  16. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    It's on the internet, so it must be. :lol3 Oh,and my Avast AV program says it blocked an infection from that site. Just an FYI.
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  17. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Yep, that's exactly what it is.
    For more interesting reading, go to Jo Momma and read the thread I started titled "Puck Harley Riders!".
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  18. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    I really don't think they enjoy riding very much....I mean, why else are they always scowling at everyone and everything? Oh, that's right, scowling immediately makes them a badass...:yikes
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  19. Tenerefeller

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    Only if we're on hoth!
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  20. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Geez I just learned that I've been a geek for the past 35 years, now I have to adjust my "wave" just to be cool.
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