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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Biomed Guy, Jul 11, 2014.
Oh man! That makes me want to buy a Harley.
That guy really loves to ride the shoulder and lane edges for some reason.
My guess he's riding with a buddy and is making the stagger easier.
Perhaps... but there still isn't a need to go that far over. Looked like he was riding in the bicycle lane a couple times. I see people ride solo like that all the time and it makes me cringe. With all that room in the lane, why put yourself so close to the edge - even closer to the other cars?
That's about an hour from where I grew up.
Had an odd one today;
I am out on my lunchtime bicycle ride, a sportbike with two people comes from the other way, driver's left hand goes down like he's going to wave. Odd, but I get waves occasionally from motos.
But instead of a wave, he puts his arm back around his pillion's leg.
Not sure if he was trying to keep her from jumping off and ravishing me, or what
Just a wave at least gives them a friendly response for making the effort. What you do with the warning really doesn't matter to them.
A flash of the high beams may or may not cause them to discover the faulty light. It is a tough message to get across. Some older bikes have optional headlights, so they may just have them turned off.
"If you are a dickhead or a motherfucker... you should probably stay outa my way"
I like his style!
Damn Unsure, here you are again. Now claiming that you grew up! After our verbal fisticuffs on the "What is Harley doing thread", I couldn't resist giving you a small poke No hard feelings on my part and I hope to hear more from you.
If you don't wave, you are a horrible person and you don't deserve nice things.
I received the best wave yet today. I was riding true back roads through Amish farms and come around a corner to find a 7-8 year old Amish girl in braids cruising towards me barefoot on a three wheel scooter. She gives me the wave. I don't believe you could have sandblasted the smile off my face.
Whether you like the wave or hate it, that was a great way to end an incredibly sucky day at work.
I will wave to anyone riding anything if it is raining.
While coming to a stop at a T intersection in town, there was a little kid on the sidewalk on the other side, in front of me. He was what, 3-4 years old I guess?
As I was approaching, the kid stopped walking (was with his father) and was looking in my direction and seemed exicted or something. I saw his father turning around to ask him, I suppose, to follow. Then the kid said something to his father, pointing his little finger in my direction (I was stopped then) and I'm pretty sure he said something like "look dad, a motosicle!"
It's when I decided to give him one of the most beautiful "thumbs up" ever!
Man...the smile on his little face! And the smile on mine! His father was laughing too.
It's for moment like this that I ride. This kid made my day.
I wave to everybody who's on a bike or scooter. I don't always get the return, but most do. When I wave, I hold my hand way out to the side, palm forward, hand slightly angled up. It's kind of like a cool version of the nerdy newbie wave from the "secret motorcycle hand greeting" article. I do it this way most of the time because when I first started riding I realized how hard it was for others to see my hand when I'm wearing black leather and textile all over. I've got hand guards now too, so the lifted fingers off the grip doesn't do much either.
My nerdy wave to the photogs on 129 back in 2008:
I'm going to start doing that...
Also, scooters and kids on bicycles always get a wave.
On my way to work there's a coffee shop that has a group of little old ladies that sit outside and have coffee most mornings (weather permitting). They get a honk and a wave and they always wave back.
The best wave I ever got was from a copper in Baton Rouge - he saw my ADV sticker, wound down his window and gave me the ADV salute :). And all this at 50mph.
OR...give them the ADV salute
You are assuming he saw your adv sticker...
I'm not but all the same :)