Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 44

Thread: Cyclist Wave

  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Juvat092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    31

    Cyclist Wave

    I am curious how many people wave at other cyclists while out on a road bike ride. I always try to be friendly and give a quick wave as to say hi and to acknowledge other approaching riders here here in Colorado. Imo, cycling is part of my life and I try to respect others riders and acknowledge the cycling culture. What is everybody’s opinion of waving at other cyclists? I am sure responses will vary based on location.

  2. #2
    Not a rocket surgeon.
    Reputation: tihsepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,135
    Has it been a week already?

    I dont wave, in fact I dont have a bike.

  3. #3
    Not a rocket surgeon.
    Reputation: tihsepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,135
    Nevermind, damn autoplay.
    Last edited by tihsepa; 07-14-2013 at 12:31 PM.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Juvat092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    31
    @tihsepa,
    That is a lot of postings for not having a bike. If you are referring to me only being part of this site for a week with your comment. I might be new to the forum but I have been a lifelong cyclist and have a lot of miles under my belt.

  5. #5
    Not a rocket surgeon.
    Reputation: tihsepa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,135
    Quote Originally Posted by Juvat092 View Post
    @tihsepa,
    That is a lot of postings for not having a bike. If you are referring to me only being part of this site for a week with your comment. I might be new to the forum but I have been a lifelong cyclist and have a lot of miles under my belt.

    Nope, its just that this gets posted constantly. Nothing aginst you or anyone else. If you are inclined to wave, go for it. Just done be ofended if some people dont wave back.

    I am working on getting a bike. Just want to do some research before I take the plunge.

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    7
    In Colorado, no. There are way too many cyclists for me to wave and say hi to every one of them.

    Back in college in North Carolina, yes. It's a rare sight.

    On an unrelated note, I have the jersey in your sig.

  7. #7
    Darling of The Lounge
    Reputation: Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,723
    I only wave to riders on Treks.

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Wetworks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    287
    I only wave to cyclists wearing helmets riding on the correct side of the street. The rest are more than worthy of my contempt.

    I'll wave to people wearing underwear outside their kit too, cause, well, that's just ballsy.

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    54

    Cyclist Wave

    Quote Originally Posted by Wetworks View Post
    I only wave to cyclists wearing helmets riding on the correct side of the street. The rest are more than worthy of my contempt.

    I'll wave to people wearing underwear outside their kit too, cause, well, that's just ballsy.

    Challenge accepted! Where do you ride?

  10. #10
    Samfujiabq
    Reputation: Samfujiabq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    337
    Ooo be careful I made the mistake of asking that same question on another bike forum and I was lambasted with rude comments and sarcasm.I just figure some people are so full of themselves they find it difficult just to have basic manners,I decided I'll continue to acknowledge other riders of any sort ie,they're words not mine,Fred's posers,whatever! And do as I was taught"just plain ole good manners son"

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: mpre53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,270
    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I only wave to riders on Treks.
    That still have the dork disc and reflectors on.

    3-1/2 weeks in Finland, I come back, and right there, at the top of the General, is a waving thread.

    Someone want to save me some time and link me to the seat bag thread?

  12. #12
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Juvat092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    31
    @ samfujiabq, Oh yeah I figured I would get a the full range of comments. That is one of the great things I like about forums. Some people always have an interesting comments good or bad it make no difference to me. It is fun to post something to get noticed and start an amusing conversation. It is a great time waster when we are bored or waiting to get our for a ride.

  13. #13
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    123
    I wave to other riders, unless they're coming straight at me on the wrong side of the road.

    It's a rare enough sight down here that it's not an inconvenience at all. If I'm at a slower pace I'll try to wave to cars that completely change lanes to pass, also a rare occurrence.

  14. #14
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    19,414
    Quote Originally Posted by Juvat092 View Post
    I am curious how many people wave at other cyclists while out on a road bike ride. I always try to be friendly and give a quick wave as to say hi and to acknowledge other approaching riders here here in Colorado. Imo, cycling is part of my life and I try to respect others riders and acknowledge the cycling culture. What is everybody’s opinion of waving at other cyclists? I am sure responses will vary based on location.
    As a matter of statistics, RoadBikeRider.com just did a members poll and 85% wave most of the time. And these are a collection of very experienced roadies.

    The real question is what to do when somebody doesn't wave. Plan A is to chase them down and demand an explanation. Plan B would be to not worry about it and enjoy your ride.

  15. #15
    A wheelist
    Reputation: Mike T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,589
    Quote Originally Posted by Juvat092 View Post
    @tihsepa,
    I have been a lifelong cyclist and have a lot of miles under my belt.
    You have a belt? Sheer luxury!
    .
    Mike T's home wheelbuilding info - dedicated to providing Newby wheelbuilder information and motivation.

    I'm not cranky; I just have a violent reaction to stupid people.

  16. #16
    Yea that's right.
    Reputation: Rekless1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    266
    Never. No good reason either.

    If I happen to make some kind of eye contact I'm likely to nod.

  17. #17
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    23
    If they have their sunglasses over their helmet strap - no wave.

  18. #18
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,120
    peeps wave....

  19. #19
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3,062
    only wave and/or smile when I see a cutie. For the kit wearing crowds, I don't wave. For the old men guys with their heads down while hammering like he's got something to prove, I don't wave.

    Now if I see an oncoming car with its left blinker on, I make sure I do a bigass wave,.. so that the driver won't kill me by making a left in front of me!

  20. #20
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Dave Cutter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,904
    I nod.
    If I didn't bicycle when the weather is bad... I wouldn't be a cyclist. I'd just be another old fat man... with a bicycle hanging in his garage.

    Urban Cycling.... Overcome your fears (a YouTube Link).
    Learn to cycle in traffic
    Or... just HTFU

  21. #21
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    74
    I utilize "the nod".

  22. #22
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    653
    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH! -runs screaming from he room-

    But while we're at it, does Trek make good bikes?
    A road bike needs disk brakes like a fish needs a bicycle (with apologies to Ms. Dunn)

  23. #23
    Banned forever.....or not
    Reputation: MR_GRUMPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    22,648
    The whole hand, or just one finger??
    .
    .
    If your opinion differs from mine, ..........Too bad.
    .
    How would you like it if Hitler killed you
    Dogbert.

    I>U

    Buying parts to hang on your bike is always easier than getting fit.

    If you feel wimpy and weak, get out and train more, ya wee lassie!

    If Jesus had a gun, he'd be alive today!

  24. #24
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    3,396
    I think it's important to wave to people on a bike to show that we have a common bond.

    This is why I also wave to fellow pedestrians when I'm walking and car drivers from my car.
    I also chase down BMW's, Porche, Ferraris ect and pass them in my Ford Escort just to show them that just because they spent a lot on their car doesn't make them faster than me.

  25. #25
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: ExChefinMA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    608
    Personally, I wave or say hi. i find that it takes almost no effort to be polite, then again, I'll pass a rider on the side of the road and ask if they need help.

    Makes it a nicer ride.

    EEC
    ExChef

    -----------------------------------------
    2014 SuperSix Evo 6
    2012 CAAD 10 5
    2011 GF/Trek Cobia
    1983 Fuji Monterrey (Project)

    Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. Albert Einstein

    Red Rider, American Diabetes Association's New England Classic Tour de Cure 2013/2014.

    Together we can help eliminate diabetes!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Wave Hello
    By Bklyn718 in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 03-11-2013, 03:36 PM
  2. Do you wave to other cyclists?
    By RichieB313 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 09-19-2012, 09:08 AM
  3. Heat Wave....
    By paredown in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-06-2010, 03:59 PM
  4. A wave and shouted thanks
    By wooglin in forum Commuting, Touring and Ride Reports
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-30-2005, 08:09 PM
  5. Why won't they wave!?!
    By gtscottie in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 04-30-2004, 08:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

INTERBIKE

Contest

Hot Deals See All Hot Deals >>

Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest road bike products from these brands!



















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook