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Old 11-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default To wave, or not to wave?

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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Old 11-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wave if you want to. Also, try to notice when your hands are too busy to wave back, and deduct that amount from the guys who don't wave back.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ride your own ride. Wave if you want, don't wave if you don't want but don't make your happiness dependant on someone waving back.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Some riders are bummed that riding season is almost over.

They'll be waving like crazy come Spring.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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anyone notice a correlation between riders wearing helmets and waving? maybe i'm crazy but here it seems like they are more likely to wave if wearing a helmet.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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new riders wave a lot. I'll wave occasionally but if I'm comfortable or busy a head nod or hand up from the grip is gonna have to do it for you. I scan the road and don't look at every rider so I may not notice...
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always wave and am not concerned about a reciprocal wave. I wave back every time I am able to wave. Only time I do not wave is when my left hand is busy.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wave. You'll thank us later.

We trudge on.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Most of the time I wait until the other rider waves then I normally wave back if safe. If they don't wave that just fine with me.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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through the main season I find 8 out of 10 wave. Now if I see somebody else on a bike they wave back. you got too love the die hard enthusiast. myself I will take cold wind over no wind in my face.
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