The wave,who does and who doesn`t

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The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby revinR1 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:52 pm

Ok I`m asking this question due to ,when I used to ride my motorbikes on the road,everytime you went past another rider you always either dipped your helmet or raised your hand for a wave to fellow rider. Now over the last 2 weeks I`ve been out a couple of times and only twice gotten a hello.Both times where only after I said hello to the other riders and they where probally in the age bracket of over 50 :oops: . All the other younger riders in say my age 35 or less just ignore me.

Maybe its because I dont ride a souped up fancy couple thousand dollar road bike,with fancy lycra but I`m riding in my bigW skins with a fluro vest on my Hybrid. Didnt matter on moto`s always waved to a fello rider even Harleys {just to see if they waved or not} or maybe its just riders in Maitland area ???
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby stylo » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:59 pm

Maybe it is just that they are keeping their eyes on the road or are not very observant people :D

Trust me, I really don't think they they would be noticing your big W skins or any other skins you are or aren't wearing.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby lethoso » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:52 pm

If I'm just cruising along I'll wave/wave back, but if I'm putting an effort in I'm unlikely to - focus is elsewhere and the moment's gone too quickly.

I wouldn't take it personally, there's probably a few snooty twats out there but I think they're in the minority.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby crog » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:50 pm

Usually a nod of the head for me
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Sadly, we're a pretty tribal bunch.

I rarely get the wave from roadies, even on me $2k+ CF bike. Must be the baggy shorts and peaked helmet...
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby westab » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:02 am

Usually say Hi, nod, or wave (first prefered but will resort to the others if I am out of breath) - To fellow riders, people walking, or even the odd stray dog.

If you are going the same direction and catching me up I will even try to keep up and talk (if you like or are not training). In the rare occasion that I catch up to another I will slow to their pace and ride with them if they want (unless I have to be at work for a meeting). This is an enjoyable thing about riding a bike - it gives us a chance to meet and enjoy the outdoors together.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Missy24 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:06 am

Mulger bill wrote:Sadly, we're a pretty tribal bunch.

I rarely get the wave from roadies, even on me $2k+ CF bike. Must be the baggy shorts and peaked helmet...

I never wave

Especially not at mulger bill, but I'll ride with him and anyone else on a bike, from the steel frame to the 13k carbon fibre piece of heaven
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby dodge » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:05 am

I either nod or the raised finger wave off the bars when I see other Roadies.Kitted riders tend to be friendly here in Brisbane. 8)
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Sweeper59 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:27 am

Missy24 wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Sadly, we're a pretty tribal bunch.

I rarely get the wave from roadies, even on me $2k+ CF bike. Must be the baggy shorts and peaked helmet...

I never wave

Especially not at mulger bill, but I'll ride with him and anyone else on a bike, from the steel frame to the 13k carbon fibre piece of heaven


Do you wave at other riders with Zipps ???? :D
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Missy24 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:32 am

Nooooo never wave at other riders at all unless I know them and if I know them it's normally followed by shouting
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby uncle arthur » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:25 am

Serial waver here (although the wave is actually me raising my two fingers from the roadside brifter just enough to see it's a wave and not the forks).

I figure throw it out there - what's the worst that can happen? Not getting a wave in return? MEH - karma will get them. :D
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Dizz » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:10 am

Nod or wave with smile always.... spread the love, I say :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby gauchoracer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:26 am

When I start my rides, usually along M7, will start waving at all, or even a "Morning", but after a while, I get fed up with the lack of acknowledge of my existance, so will keep to myself...
Until I see someone i know then its a hearty greeting... (Cant miss Zozzza's big long arm waving a greeting in the morning as he rides in the opposite direction.. :lol: :lol: )
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby brauluver » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Sadly, we're a pretty tribal bunch.

Must be the baggy shorts and peaked helmet...


Peaked helmet :?:
That is so un euro cool MB.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Rhubarb » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Peaked helmet here (on a CF roadie), and middle aged, and flouro wearing commuter with backpack. so very un euro cool hey. Meh.

BOT, I would wave in response to another wave but generally think its a bit unnecessary because I would pass more than 50 riders, twice a day, every working day. 500 waves a week would start to dilute the sincerity i think.

What I do find awkward is when you stop next to someone waiting at a crossing for a green light, and you say "G'day" and they look the other way :shock: It doesn't upset me, I just enjoy saying hello in those situations and find it weird when others don't. Perhaps its the peaked helmet .....
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:58 pm

brauluver wrote:That is so un euro cool MB.


Did I mention the SPuDs, MTB gloves and full beard?

I'm not euro cool I'm me cool. :twisted:
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby njg02 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:23 am

Mr Bill, you need a recumbent to go with your beard!

I get to wave at heaps of kids and old folk who don't see or have never seen a recumbent. My missus hates it when we ride together and all these strange people want to comment and wave. It's funny, because I don't hear them.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Fletcher » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:34 am

Mulger bill wrote:I rarely get the wave from roadies, even on me $2k+ CF bike. Must be the baggy shorts and peaked helmet...


Likewise, but in my case I think it's the mudguards.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Chris249 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:02 pm

I'm in the "pass too many riders to wave" category, but I'll have a chat at the lights most of the time.

Lycra-clad roadies get a lot of grief for supposed snobbery around here, but I don't find any difference in their attitude whether I'm on a flat bar, roadie or TT bike. They don't seem to be any less friendly than anyone else, but it probably IS a bit harder to wave when you're in the roadie position. And it's probably safe to say that the average roadie is more of a bike enthusiast than the average guy on another bike, and in many areas of interest keen people tend to stick together; not a good thing, maybe, but perhaps a universal human thing.

Actually, I seem to sense a bit of 'tude from younger flat-bar riders at times. If it's there, it proves it's just not roadies. If it isn't there, it shows how we can imagine things.

I turn up to race and time trials with a $500 roadie or $600 TT bike, no-name jersey and knicks and MTB shoes, and have never had a single unfavourable remark about my gear. Lots of roadies admit that they are gearheads but they just love nice stuff - they don't seem to denigrate people based on what they are riding, but they do cop it from people who ride other sorts of bikes.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby gtw » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:29 am

I wave, but rarely get a return wave. I find myself *generally* faster than people I pass by enough of a margin that slowing to talk despite its appeal is too tough mentally when every day feels like a challenge to the last 'best time'!
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:04 pm

lethoso wrote:If I'm just cruising along I'll wave/wave back, but if I'm putting an effort in I'm unlikely to - focus is elsewhere and the moment's gone too quickly.


Hi

Pretty much the same for me ... really depends on the circumstances and if I can be bothered and frankly I really don't care if people say hello or not ...

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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:07 pm

Chris249 wrote:I turn up to race and time trials with a $500 roadie or $600 TT bike, no-name jersey and knicks and MTB shoes, and have never had a single unfavourable remark about my gear. Lots of roadies admit that they are gearheads but they just love nice stuff - they don't seem to denigrate people based on what they are riding, but they do cop it from people who ride other sorts of bikes.


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Well said Chris.

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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby Missy24 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:19 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Chris249 wrote:I turn up to race and time trials with a $500 roadie or $600 TT bike, no-name jersey and knicks and MTB shoes, and have never had a single unfavourable remark about my gear. Lots of roadies admit that they are gearheads but they just love nice stuff - they don't seem to denigrate people based on what they are riding, but they do cop it from people who ride other sorts of bikes.


Hi

Well said Chris.

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That's about right Chris, nicely said.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby elStado » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 pm

Meh, if you're riding past heaps of people every day it gets annoying.

However if I was out on the open road etc I would do it and also respond.
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Re: The wave,who does and who doesn`t

Postby waynohh » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:00 am

I wave if I see them looking at me. I don't expect a response.
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