Hand on knee question

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

  1. DudeClone

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  2. DAKEZ

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    Not mine. :nono
  3. SgtDuster

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    HA don't ride BMW.



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  4. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    We seem to have the same issues here with waving, although few thousand miles away. Whether the cruiser riders wave at the sport bikes or vice versa. Looks to me like it really worries some people. You must have e really low self esteem if someone doesn't wave and it bothers you.
  5. sdmichael

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    It is funny about that... mostly about how it seems to worry others. Considering the places I've seen others wave (freeway interchanges, divided highways with trees in the median, other limited visibility places), you would think there was some committee to report to about who waved and who didn't.
  6. kerhonky

    kerhonky Adventure Poser

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    I think you're kind of blowing out proportion the degree to which others are blowing this out of proportion. The OP didn't write some whine-filled missal about how badly his feelings were hurt. He just asked a question about what the gesture may or may not have meant. None of the responses have said anything like "when I wave and someone doesn't wave back I have to schedule three extra sessions with my analyst just to feel worthy of human contact again," or if they have it's been fairly obviously tongue-in-cheek.

    Quite frankly, I think your inference that any of this "worries" anybody is an exaggeration. Most of the conversation has been observational, not judgmental. It's all just stuff people notice, the same way you'd notice if you said hello to someone you passed in the hallway and they completely ignored you. Nothing to get your panties in a wad about, but you'd probably notice it.
  7. ShOqUePoT

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    Yes...more curiosity than worry I would think.
  8. henshao

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    Nah, if someone doesn't wave back at me I hunt them down and drown them in my tears.
  9. rpcraft

    rpcraft Been here awhile

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    I just stopped waving and have moved on to blowing them kisses.... :dllama
  10. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    I try to get a Mexican wave going..


    so far, no joy. It's all very upsetting.


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  11. Aussijussi

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    They've got a thread here asking if anyone waves at the moto cops, and do they wave back. Apparently only about half of the cops wave back
  12. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    I don't expect cops to wave, it's hardly professional, but I've had a fair amount of success with head nods.
  13. 390beretta

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    I just got back from about a 60 mile trip around Phoenix, nothing special, just doing errands. When I left it was relatively cool and I was feeling good so I waved at a Phx. moto-cop. He totally snubbed me, or maybe didn't see my wave. (I choose to believe the latter). Then, I was in Glendale, hot tired, on the verge of passing out and damned if a Glendale moto-cop didn't wave at me!! I was so surprised, I didn't even return the wave. Now I feel bad:D
  14. LittleRedToyota

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    i don't wave at moto cops. i'm afraid one of them is going to be a dick and pull me over and give me a ticket for taking my hand off the bars.
  15. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Oh man, moto-cops are people too.....and to be honest, based on the one's I've met, pretty cool too.
  16. Aussijussi

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    I was talking to one couple of weeks ago. The moto cops here have the new KTM 1190 adv, and I've got the 990 adv. We had a good chin wag about the bikes, a nice guy.
  17. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    I only return waves.

    One exception- a few weeks ago we were out in California, visiting our daughter and future S-I-L. We had rented a K1600GT and they were each on their 600's.
    Near Mono Lake a couple of CHP motor officers passed us in the other direction. I couldn't help myself- I waved first- they waved back.

    BUT, I wish nobody did it at all- WTF is this about anyhow? Do convertible auto drivers wave at each other? Antique auto drivers?
  18. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    If you drive a "cult" car, you'll often get a wave or a nod if you pass another driver of the same car.

    I've even seen drivers of older Miatas flip up their headlights at each other on several occasions. :lol3
  19. 390beretta

    390beretta Long timer

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    Jesus Christ DC, lighten up! Easy to tell you're from the East Coast!:D
  20. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Rumpled your panties, I see :lol3

    My post was misjudged eh?

    I live in an open pipe, pirate costume area. Cruisers outnumber sportbikes and standards by 20 or 30 to one. Wave fatigue to say the least.

    On a Sunday ride I will pass hundreds of bikes going in the opposite direction. I need to be west coast friendly to all of them? :rofl

    Maybe I need one of these.....

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