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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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New Mexico riders whats the deal

Im not sure if this b.s happens anywhere but riding this weekend I noticed something that kind of bugged me. One of the things I enjoy most about riding is the biker wave. Its a brootherhood thing that sets us apart from the cagers, but I have noticed these weekend warriors on their fancy dressed bikes turn their noses up at us sport bikers. Every sport bike rider I wave at always waves back but these urban riders always snubb me. Now I expect this kind of behavior from the Old school harley riders but from others show a little freaking respect... Just a little rant sorry if I came off sounding like a squid..
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Ah you must be new. For the most part, I can't pay someone on a cruizer to wave to me, even though I always initiate the wave to every single bike on the road. There are those that do wave though, just not many.

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If you were to wave at me on my 600 or 929 you would also be shocked, as you seemingly are, as I do not wave back or at others. Many European riders do not go for the American waving fad.

You see I come from a group of basically Brit riders that moved over here to Cdn after WWII & WE simply did not wave & I have not changed after 57 yrs of riding. I am the Cdn that got to working, riding & competeting on comp from said Brit riders.
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Everything you ever could possibly want to read about waving on a internet chat board.

Without further ado, one of sportbikeworld's behemoth threads, "waving as you pass another rider":
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