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Do you acknowledge other roadies?

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by I Are Baboon, Aug 21, 2006.

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Do you wave/nod to other roadies?

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  2. No

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  3. Sometimes

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  4. option 4

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  5. You roadies and your stupid ass etiquette...

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  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Just wondering if you acknowledge other roadies when you're out on a cruise.

    I usually give a quick, hand-still-on-the-bar wave. The return rate of said wave is about 50% around my snobby neck of the woods. The further I ride away from home, the more people wave back. Funny how that works.
     

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  2. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Yep - always. I usually get a wave back, or a nod, or whatever - some type of acknowledgement.
     
  3. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I almost always acknowledge all other riders. the only time I don't is when i have to concentrate on my riding ( pot holes , traffic , etc . )
     
  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Everyone 'round here seems friendly enough, just sometimes you have to realise it isn't a good idea to take the hands off the bars so a nod will suffice.
     
  5. Ian F

    Ian F Turbo Monkey

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    Usually just a nod and a flick of the left fingers while the thumb rests on the brake hood.

    Or a simple "howdy" when passing someone going i nthe same direction.
     
  6. peter6061

    peter6061 Turbo Monkey

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    I nod/wave about 95% of the time. The rate of return is about 10% around here.
     
  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I flick boogers at other riders.
     
  8. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Don't hit a pothole while mining for ammo.
     
  9. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    :stupid:
     
  10. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I wave just before pulling out a can of mountain dew from my jersey pocket and bouncing it off the riders' foreheads then catching it as I pass, opening it, slamming it and then yelling... DO THE MOTHER F*CKING DEW.

    Rate of return wave 31.09%
    Rate of riders giving return wave falling off bike: 97.8%.
    Rate of riders not giving return wave falling off bike 52.1%.

    My numbers indicate that not returning the wave gives you a greater chance of survival after having a Dew bounced off your forhead whie riding.
     
  11. peter6061

    peter6061 Turbo Monkey

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    That was you?

    I was the guy who caught the can, slammed it, and threw the empty back at you...
     
  12. mogulskr

    mogulskr Monkey

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    I wave to all of them with the rate of return about 10%. On our lunch time ride we see an average of 10 roadies a ride. I have determined that because we are in baggies and helmets with visors they could care less.
     
  13. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    I actually give the motorcycle (read: HD) hello. I find it's easier to do than an actual wave and more obvious than a head nod. Whatever works.
     
  14. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    * points and snickers *
     
  15. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    I wave, when I feel like it.
     
  16. rooftest

    rooftest Monkey

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    A lot of roadies out here in OC, I always at least raise my fingers to wave.
     
  17. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I am so much stronger then other riders it is beneath me to acknowledge their presence, unless they veer into my line as I smoke them.
     
  18. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    These two fingers?
     
  19. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    I don't wave to posers or people riding without helmets.
     
  20. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I almost always wave, smile, nod and generally get a return. We must live in a friendly area. The only time I didn't get a return was when I was on my jekyll (knobbies and all) wearing baggies and a camelbak. :think:
     
  21. NapalmCheese

    NapalmCheese Monkey

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    Riding a motorcycle, everyone waives (hell even the Harley guys usually wave back to dudes on sportbikes).

    Apparantly around here waving while on a bicycle is considered bad form or something, as very few people wave back.
    Then again, I'm on a hybrid bike wearing baggies and a visored helmet, they must not think of me as part of the club or something.
     
  22. rooftest

    rooftest Monkey

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    Ha! I save that salute for problem motorists. (Luckily, we don't see many of those in Orange County.)
     
  23. jaydee

    jaydee Monkey

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    I give the on-the-bar wave or a nod to anyone I meet on any kind of bike on the road. We're an endangered species.
     
  24. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    1) You missed
    2) You didnt yell do the dew, so your reaction was null and void, however, you didnt wave and thus you made it into the "didnt wave, yet stayed on bike" stats.
     
  25. bella

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    i always used to wave but got little to no waves in return so i stopped.
     
  26. Mike Stone

    Mike Stone Chimp

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    I always wave or say "how's it going," and I find it appalling that when I ride in the U.S. (mostly New England and particularly in CT) most people don't want to say hi, it is like they would rather pretend you are not there.

    One of the things I love about living in Honduras (where I am now), is that everyone says "hola" or "buenas" to everyone they pass on the street. It seems like people here have so much more fun even doing simple things, and they really like to be acknowledged. If you say "hola" or "buenas," it's like you are automatically an amigo.
     
  27. johnbryanpeters

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    I acknowledge bicycles of any flavor, motorcycles, and cars that seem to have conscious drivers. For motor vehicles, I seem to get the most waves back from rednecks in pickup trucks. Go figure.
     
  28. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    I wave at anyone on a bike, pretty much. Most don't return. Some "serious" roadies just kind of stare at me (or, one could say, stare me down).
     
  29. rooftest

    rooftest Monkey

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    Over the weekend, I realized that I wave at people because it makes me feel better - I don't even look to see if they wave back.

    Of course, if I'm climbing, or doing 40 mph on a descent, I skip the wave. There are tons of motorcycles out where I ride, so I don't have time to wave to them all.
     
  30. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I nod or give them a quick wave. Tonight I came across a guy on an MTB coming out of some unbeknownst to me singletrack and we rode together up a road climb and chatted a bit. Never knew there were trails where this guy came out from - must explore! :thumb:
     
  31. mastercycleman

    mastercycleman Turbo Monkey

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    not a roadie, but today i was riding with a friend, and I pulled over to let some other MTBers climbing up the trail go by, and the guy stuck out a hand and said high five, and said, "good to see the youth of america" at least your not going out and drinking.:biggrin:
     
  32. rooftest

    rooftest Monkey

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    You let some old guys pass you up a hill?
     
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    mastercycleman Turbo Monkey

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    no no, that wouldnt happen, we were going down, they were going up, i would own them, and quickly:busted: :banana:
     
  34. mcadam

    mcadam Chimp

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    Always give a nod or a wave, usually get same in return.
     
  35. capt.crispy

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    Liar! Ive passed this guy before!!!!:rant:
     
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    I always wave or nod... I'd say I get a return 80% of the time. The ones that don't have their noses held so high their nostrils are causing wind drag. And I could care less about a friendly wave from those guys.
     
  37. vulvarizer

    vulvarizer Chimp

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    I usually say a quick "hello" to other MTBRS but i stopped with roadies since i never got a return:bonk: Roadies.:rant: Must be my MT bike/equipment.
     
  38. mastercycleman

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    ya, roadies suck:happydance: :happydance:
     
  39. Morryjg

    Morryjg Mr. Ho Jangles

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    I always wave or nod....Used to be where I grew up anyone on a Trek would not wave, everyone else would. Kinda odd. Out here in CO it seems to depend on how much the rider is concentrating on cranking.
     
  40. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I acknowledge roadies, mountain bikers, runners, walkers, roller ski freaks, and skateboarders...everyone gets a nod, a "hey" or a little hand flick.