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« on: September 09, 2009, 05:47:07 AM »

I was reading a thread of Adv Rider about "Harley Dudes not waving" and it got me thinking about the whole waving thing......


Why do we bother?  Is there a right way or wrong way?  Do different waves mean different things?  Does not waving to scooters mean we're stuck up?  Has anyone else waved to a car with a headlight out?

What are your thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 06:15:01 AM »

I think some people don't wave to anybody.  Some are so new they don't want to take their hand off the bars.  I wave to everybody unless I'm negotiating a hazard or something or just plain don't see em.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 06:36:37 AM »

I wave to just about anybody, unless I can't get my hand off the clutch.  Even then, you might get a two-fingered wave  Roll Eyes

But, my waves are different, for whatever reason.  Other sportbikes get the standard wave, so do Harley guys (unless they frighten me).  Guys on trikes get a way-up-high 5 fingers wave.  I love those guys! 

My favorite wave is the "you just got passed by a girl" one where I use my right hand kinda behind me.  It is usually at this point that they even realize I'm a girl.   Kiss

My least favorite wave is the "hey buddy... oh shit you're a cop" one where I have to cut the wave short and grab the clutch so I don't get into more trouble.   

I read something once that pretty much sums up the way I feel about it... "no matter what you're riding, the wind is still the same." 

And thats why we're out there, to enjoy the ride and make life a little better by spending some of it on two wheels (or 3). 
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 06:38:00 AM »

I throw up my set.  West Siiiiiiiide!
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 07:24:32 AM »

My favorite wave is the "you just got passed by a girl" one where I use my right hand kinda behind me.  It is usually at this point that they even realize I'm a girl.   Kiss

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 08:16:49 AM »

I pretty much stick with they "hey bro" head nod. Seems as whenever I let go of the bars my bike winds up on its side and me in a ditch 

And as for girls passing me...I love it! The view is so much better than looking back in the mirrors.

Go GO Biker chicks!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 09:56:38 AM »

"wet pine"
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 09:59:10 AM »

"wet pine"
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009, 10:37:46 AM »

Wet Pine ahhhh CLASSIC!!!

 
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 05:20:20 PM »

I waived at a "cruiser creep" Saturday and he waived back then wiped his hand on his ass! Not kidding! Quite classic and yet another reason I will continue to speed up and pass those bastards when they are in front of me and oh yeah, not waive. "Cruiser Creep" became my little nickname for these aholes as they hog the big sweeping curves at a death defying 50 mph while looking like gay pirates in the leather vest, no shirt and head thingy.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 07:53:55 PM »

seems the old dudes on the goldwings NEVER wave...at all, fuckers
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 08:00:55 PM »

seems the old dudes on the goldwings NEVER wave...at all, fuckers

It's a mixed bag for me.  Some Harley riders/groups will wave, while others are too good to be seen waving at a sportbiker; even with my big hardbags on.  It's not always the coolboy/hardcases that won't wave.  Same with any other bike.  Most sportbikers and BMW riders will wave, though.  I have to say that every Honda ST rider I saw last weekend waved.  Maybe it's a requirement to own one?  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009, 03:19:45 AM »

I'm curious why we bother?  I always wave and even find myself thinking about waving to people on scooters, etc.  Then again, for what?  Just because they choose the same mode of transportation they are somehow my friend?  I've never felt the need to wave to someone that drove the same brand of car, wore the exact same shirt, drank the same kind of beer, etc.... Do you do it just because it's polite or what is your reason?

I guess I've just always done it, just because.  Never given why much thought.  I wave to any motorcycle and give them the same wave.  The ultra cool hand down low doing some sort of special finger gesture is too weird for me - I've always just stuck my hand up somewhere near my shoulder as in a traditional hello or goodbye wave.  Do you have different waves (like wiping your ass with your hand afterwards, pointing at your head for someone helmet-less, or maybe Mario's famous wet pine wave?  What do they mean?
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 03:57:11 AM »

Sometime I wave sometimes I don't.  I dunno why we wave I find it funny too. That we wave at everyone on a bike no matter brand or model. Then as soon (making an expamble I experienced) we pull into the parking lot at hooters the same guy on a "hog" that we just waived at one another, is giving me dirty looks and talking shit about my expensive scooter with his buddies.

Ah the wet pine wave an inside thing between Troy, Mike and I. To signal hot chicks to eachother.
 Wet pine as in " I would split that like wet pine"     
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 04:16:50 AM »

Way to go, beetlenuts... spill the beans on our insider secret Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2009, 01:21:33 PM »

In general, I don't wave.  If you wave at someone, you are most likely looking at them, remembering that a bike will go where you look.  I like to keep both tires in contact with the road and both hands on the controls.  I don't live in the eastern KY hills where a town's population is 28 and everyone knows (and has probably had sex with) everyone, and you wave to folks you know.  You don't see people wave in Europe or Asia.  It would be like waving to every car you pass when driving a car.  Leave waving for boaters.
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2009, 01:28:54 PM »

In the west just owning a pickup truck earns you the right to wave.  A few years ago I borrowed my buddies Jeep to go to Wis hunting when I got back I told him everywhere I went people were waving to me.  I asked him Tom.  your Jeep is nice but not that nice why is everybody waiving, He replied "its a Jeep thing".  Same with motorcycles I'm sure. 
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