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I was cruising around a slight bend this morning on the way to work and a dude on another bike coming my way sticks his hand out to says what up. I take my left hand off and do the same, look ahead and holy shit! Almost went off the road, wouldn't of been pretty. I remember target fixating for a second and then turning my head and I corrected my turn quck enough. After that happened I said to myself, fux doing that again.
 

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i've seen some people "wave" their foot. or just a nod would suffice.

but nothing says you have to wave. if you feel more comfortable concentrating on your riding, then that's what you should do - it's safer for everyone
 

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i've seen some people "wave" their foot. or just a nod would suffice.

but nothing says you have to wave. if you feel more comfortable concentrating on your riding, then that's what you should do - it's safer for everyone
Right, I never had a problem before however maybe it was because I didn't have my coffee yet and I simply didn't know my limitations.
 

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I only wave on straights. No corner waving for me. ;D

If they throw a hand up at me mid turn, they are just gonna think I'm stuck up.
 

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I'll frequently kick with my left foot.
 

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i only wave to sportbikers, the cruise ppl have pissed me off but yeah man in a corner ill do the head nod lol on straights ill do alil point or something, a "wave".
 

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I had a few bikers flash their high/low beams this weekend
 

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I've given a little double tap of the horn in similar situations before. It's about the only thing the horn is good for.
 

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when I don't feel safe to life my hands off the handlebars, I usually look at the other rider and tip my head up then keep on riding.
 

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This whole waving thing is a little dorky. I return al waves if it doesn't pose any risk to me or someone else, but I don't initiate them. There are so many freaking bikes nowadays you could spend half your life watching for bikes and returning waves.

Then there are the threads asking why people don't wave. Is there anything more silly than a grown man whining that other people won't wave at him?

If you can't take your hand off your bars without losing control then by all means forget about waving back. Just be aware that you've doubtless started a new thread somewhere.
 

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I usually just nod my head
 

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you could flick them off with your hand still on the handlebar, therefore that would be one less person to ever wave too ;)
 

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when riding locally, (withing 25-30 mile radius) I find that I wave to as many cages as I do bikes, they wave at me, or flash thir lights, what can I say, I am a well known personality, then I see people in the supermarket or somewhere and they comment they saw me riding and didn't acknowledge them, so I just wave at everybody, on the road,while riding or driving, wait a minute, I waive when I'm drivng a cage too...... why, because in small New England towns, that's what a lot of people do
 

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if its another sv...or someone i know. i will give them a point. stick my arm strait out and point a finger...
 
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you could do a big silly ronald mcdonald wave and the bike will rock back and forth with the motion...  I either nod or a little straight out 'peace' wave if I'm riding lazy.  Turns or crossing intersections, I dont bother.
 

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give them the finger.... ;D
 
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