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Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Sayings, Motorcycles on December 22, 2011 by DRF
Motorcycle Sayings, Motorcycles on March 30, 2011 by DRF
Unless I’m distracted or riding in heavy traffic, I give the “Biker Wave”.
It doesn’t matter to me what brand of motorcycle your ride. For me it’s a friendly gesture between 2 people who have something in common, the love of motorcycles.
My choice is with the left hand, the palm and 2 fingers pointed down at about 45 degrees. The meaning for me is “keep the rubber side down and the shinny side up”, a biker saying I guess. A search on the web will show different waves and different meanings to different people. I don’t always get a wave in return. Some may be distracted and not see me, some may not feel safe taking their hand off the handle bars, some may not think I ride the right kind of motorcycle, some may just not care.
I gave a wave to a young moped rider a while back. She took her hand off the handle bar and gave a quick wave back before putting her hand immediately back on the handle bar. That brought back memories of when I started riding back in high school. I always enjoyed getting a “wave” from another biker, especially those guys on the big bikes. It was an acknowledgment to me that I was part of a unique group of people. Motorcycle riders. I’ve never forgotten that.
So if I give you a wave and I don’t get one in return, that’s ok, I’ll still stop if your on the side of the road and see if you need a hand.
Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycle Sayings, Motorcycles on February 15, 2011 by DRF