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Old 11-02-2012, 07:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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That is the question.

I always try to give a friendly wave to other motorcyclists, but I'll bet 8 out of 10 of them don't wave back. What's the general consensus on this? Should I mind my own business and just concentrate on riding, or should I continue to wave if I can do so without putting myself in any danger?
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Why do you wave? If it's to get a return wave, I guess I'd quit if I were you.

If it's to acknowledge another motorbike enthusiast who is facing the same perils as you are out among the cagers, I guess I'd continue to wave and not worry about the wave back

95% of the riders in Maine return the wave or initiate the wave.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i wave at all bikers and get a wave back 8 out of 10 times when the biker looks my way.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #23 (permalink)
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when waving to other riders, be sure to extend all of your fingers, not just the middle finger
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That is the question.

I always try to give a friendly wave to other motorcyclists, but I'll bet 8 out of 10 of them don't wave back.
Maybe it's because you wave both hands in the air like you're trying to flag down a rescue plane on a deserted island...
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #25 (permalink)
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pretentious bastids...i quite waving.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I live in Nw Georgia and ride in Georgia , Tennessee, Alabama mostly and waving seems to be common practice all around here but it does seem to be a little less common for the people on the touring bikes and the preppies on the BMW's for what ever reasons ?


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Old 11-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Some riders are bummed that riding season is almost over.

They'll be waving like crazy come Spring.
Over for some people, I ride in the cold

I say wave
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I used to try to wave to everyone, but since I ride every day to work rain or shine year round it really gets old fast.

Come winter when its 25 degrees in the mornings I'll most likely wave at the few riders that didn't store their bikes for winter.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Over for some people, I ride in the cold

I say wave
I like your enthusiasm.

I ride through the Winter too, but not nearly as much.

There's something about Spring, though, that gets everyone's motor running.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Do unto others .... Sometimes others may not see yourwave or may have their hands busy or may be focused on traffic conditions.
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