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The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:52 pm



So I get up, throw my close on, feed the dogs and get on the VTX for a quick ride thru the twisty (about 70 miles) to get some breakfast.
Have you noticed that less and less on coming riders don't wave as much as they used to?
I had a Corvette and most of them didn't wave as much as they used to either. What is going on?



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Re: The wave

Postby Sidcar » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:22 pm

What time was it? Never at my best early in the morning.

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Re: The wave

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:30 pm

You said that it was through "the twisty".
Were they Harley riders? Maybe they didn't feel comfortable taking their hands off the handlebars when going around a turn with it vibrating so much. :D
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Re: The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:47 pm

Some where and some where crotch rockets but I'm used to them not waving.
NVSB4 some of the hardly (no I didn't miss spell) if they did wave it was a quick wave and their hand would lab the grip. It's like they whereally affraid or unsteady.
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Re: The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:02 pm

So I wore jeans, a Hawaiian shirt and white tennis shoes. That place looked like a pic from Biker Weekly with all the new leather and all.
Here the Website; http://cookscorners.com/
Maybe next time I'll go where "pretend" isn't the word of the day.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want Hells Angels or Mongols or stuff like that, just people that don't pretend something they're not.

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Re: The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:03 pm

Oh and Sidcar it was 9:30-10am. Not that early.

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Re: The wave

Postby Sidcar » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:07 pm

Then there's no excuse!

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Re: The wave

Postby Breakdancer » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:42 pm

I've noticed that semi drivers don't wave as much either. But back in the day most, (like myself), were plastered up against the glass in a cab over and you could see if someone was waving. :lol: As for bikers, here in north central Wisconsin, and roads that lead up to upper Michigan, I can honestly say that about 90-95% of ALL riders wave. Yes, EVEN the HD guys. And my wife can vouch for this!! :D Must be where you guys live people are too stuck up.???.. Not trying to start anything now.. ;)
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Re: The wave

Postby Happytrails » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:01 am

It probably comes and goes. Lately most bikers are waiving to me even harley riders. Depends on where your at and what your doing. This morning went for a ride and it was great weather. Had a rider on a HD fatboy waive to me but he was nearly past me so he probably didn't see me wave back. Had someone on a dual sport wave to me but he had kind of a cool wave. His hands were already pretty high on the bars so he just gave me 1 finger pointed upwards. Hoping it wasn't his middle finger or maybe I need new contacts. Had a pair of HD riders on choppers wave to me while I was on a really sharp bend and I had my bike leaned way over and there was a car between us. Never got a chance to wave back... sorry boys. So no it doesn't seem like people are waiving less seems like maybe moreso. Could just be the times of days your riding and your location.
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Re: The wave

Postby golden highway » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:30 am

I have noticed the older rider's always wave and the younger they get the less they wave. I have also noticed they are same ones that don't attend social events or have any community involvement.

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Re: The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:08 pm

I'm more of a solo rider. Not really. Into scocial evens but I've always and will continue to wave.

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Re: The wave

Postby Breakdancer » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:27 pm

Good deal C5. There is a house on a small back road that I pass on the way to work every day. A family with high school age children, and I believe the mom is a stay at home mom. Anyways, for two years I would wave at the mom and whenever she sees someone coming she would always look the other way. And she always looks sad. So one day I'm talking to a co-worker and say I'm not waving anymore, why bother. He says," Maybe she's the kind of person that needs someone to wave to her." So I persisted and it wasn't long after that she would give me a small wave and a glance. She's been waving for 8 yrs. now. I put things in perspective. It doesn't hurt to be friendly. :D Wave on!!
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Re: The wave

Postby themainviking » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:43 am

Breakdancer wrote:It doesn't hurt to be friendly. :D Wave on!!


My thoughts exactly. I do not wave for their benefit anyway. If I don't wave, I feel cheap, so I wave to all. If they don't wave, I bet they feel cheap too. According to my study of human nature, it puts a cloud in their day if I wave and they do not, so either way, I'm good. I wave because I feel good, and I want them to also. The exception is sometimes on divided highways (which I prefer NOT to ride but sometimes have to) where I get into riding and grooving and don't even see them on the other side. To ride is to Zen.

I waved when I rode Harleys. Not all Harley riders are jerks. Mostly just the brand new ones. And even old harley bikers do not like the newbies with attitude.
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Re: The wave

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:03 am

[quote="themainviking"And even old harley bikers do not like the newbies with attitude.[/quote]

I can relate to that. I pretty much don't like anyone with attitude. :D
To me, there is something special and different about being on 2 wheels (or 3).
I've always said, "You either get it, or you don't".
There's no reason not to acknowledge someone else that "gets it".
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Re: The wave

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:36 pm

EXACTLY!
You're right NVSB4, either you get it or don't.
Just don't try and talk me out of riding. Just don't talk or text on your cell while driving.

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Re: The wave

Postby stan0614 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:46 pm

I notice that I don’t wave as much as I used to. After thousands of miles - rallies - and riding where there seem to be a lot of motorcycles, ( so many motorcycles that it seems to be a no wave zone ) the thrill of waving is not what it once was. I noticed last weekend towards the end of a 300 mile day on curvy mountain roads, a nice couple on a gold wind oncoming and smiling and waving. I waved to not be rude, but I wouldn’t have initiated the wave. I was tired and worn out.

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Re: The wave

Postby redial » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:22 am

Even when I am walking the dogs along the roads here, I wave to all. Most, that is around 98%, including MC, cars, trucks, and households, will wave back. It is my way of thanking them for not showering me in dust as they go past. Feels good.
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Re: The wave

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:06 am

i wave at every rider i see, even the ones i pass on my side of the road, if i cant wave, i'll toot my horn just to let them know im a "rider friendly" kind of guy.

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Re: The wave

Postby Solina Dave » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:09 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:i wave at every rider i see, even the ones i pass on my side of the road, if i cant wave, i'll toot my horn just to let them know im a "rider friendly" kind of guy.

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I have to agree with you Stuart. I wave to every biker that's near me, as long as I'm not in the middle of some critical maneuver that requires all of my attention. Also, I find myself waving, or tootin' my horn to some guy on his riding lawn mower, or some farmer, out in his field on his tractor, or to a couple, out for a drive in their MGB TD with the top down. It makes me feel good, and I think that it makes them feel good. A workmate of mine, many years ago, said to me, "we're all deckhands, on the ship of life". I like to ride solo, to give myself the opportunity to sort things out in my mind, and I like to think that the farmer, out in the middle of his field, might be enjoying the same opportunity.
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That's not really relevant to this thread, I don't think, or maybe it is.

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Re: The wave

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:48 am

oh yeah, i do the same also Dave. i wave to everybody not just other motorcyclists. i even wave to people on bicycles, it doesn't matter to me what they are on. its something i've gotten used to doing, and it nice to get a wave back from them too. makes me feel good.

sorry to hear about your clutch cable, im sure you'll get it fixed fairly quick and be back out on your bike soon.

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Re: The wave

Postby Firstwinger » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:05 pm

It seems to depend on the day. Sometimes I get the same lack of response that you are talking about. The lowest response on bikes always seems to be the crotch rocket guys, followed by HD guys, followed by BMW guys. Other days everyone seems to be in a better mood. I ask if riding how much better mood is there? People need to just get along.

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Re: The wave

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:13 pm

I just got back from a ride running some errands around town.
I caught myself seeing bikes out of the corner of my eye going by without having waved back at them.

I was too caught up with what I had to do and the traffic to even notice that they were approaching.
I bet that they thought "he's one of those type of people".

I've come to the conclusion that I don't know what's going on in someone else's mind and they didn't see me or if they are "one of those type of people". :D
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Re: The wave

Postby Solina Dave » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:06 pm

I've often wondered what the low wave is all about. It's not so much with Goldwing riders, but more likely with crotch rocket and Harley riders. It seems also to be quite prevalent with low riding bikes. Is it perceived as being cool, or tough, or somehow more mysterious?

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Re: The wave

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:18 pm

there is something about that in the motorcycle's hand book. i'll have to look it up and see what it means. in the mean time, i have to run to the store. i'll be back in about 20 minutes.

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Re: The wave

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:47 pm

here's something that might be helpful for ya Dave.......http://www.how-to-diy.org/EJByPFiXx__dB ... gnals.html

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