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    Wave Hello

    I know I am fairly new to cycling (just about one year in), but I wanted to get some thoughts on giving a wave to say hello to fellow cyclists as we pass each other on our rides. I would say I wave hello about 99% of the time, with the exception of getting up a tough climb, where I feel like I am grabbing the bars for dear life. With that, I have noticed a decent amount of riders not giving a wave (or nod) when I do it. I do not take anything from it really and I know it's a totally personal thing.....just wondering what others thoughts may be?

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    I usually waive or nod. Nothing wrong with being friendly ;-) I don't take anything personal if the other cyclist doesn't nod or waive. You never know what their situation is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiNutIan View Post
    I usually waive or nod. Nothing wrong with being friendly ;-) I don't take anything personal if the other cyclist doesn't nod or waive. You never know what their situation is.
    Yep, and you never know if they actually noticed you in the first place. Some times you get in a zone and get tunnel vision to what's going on around you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn718 View Post
    I know I am fairly new to cycling (just about one year in), but I wanted to get some thoughts on giving a wave to say hello to fellow cyclists as we pass each other on our rides. I would say I wave hello about 99% of the time, with the exception of getting up a tough climb, where I feel like I am grabbing the bars for dear life. With that, I have noticed a decent amount of riders not giving a wave (or nod) when I do it. I do not take anything from it really and I know it's a totally personal thing.....just wondering what others thoughts may be?
    I often appear to get ignored in the same situation. My "wave" btw typically consists of me lifting my fingers of my left hand off the bars...

    I figure either that people don't like my Primal Wear Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon cycling Jersey (which is my favorite one) or they are too busy admiring how buff my legs are to wave...
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    I'm a nonchalant waver myself. If they wave back, fine, if not, no biggie.
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    march already?
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    you're little head nod or two fingers on the hoods salute isn't getting noticed. You've got to wave like this guy.

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    I know we just met and this is crazy....

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    I generally give a nod unless I'm riding really upright, then I wave.

    I just like being friendly. More often than not, the gesture is reciprocated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiNutIan View Post
    I usually waive or nod. Nothing wrong with being friendly ;-) I don't take anything personal if the other cyclist doesn't nod or waive. You never know what their situation is.
    Do you waive the wave, or waive the nod, or both?

    Without implying any waiver of my right to be annoyed by the response or lack thereof, I will say that I am, generally, a waver, not just at cyclists, but at children, little old ladies (and men), pretty women and guys on picket lines.

    I waive my right to participate further in the discussion.

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    I keep one of my jersey pockets filled with gravel. Any dorkus who waves at me gets a handful thrown in his face.

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    road bike guys are so uptight.

    us motorcycle guys wave at everyone on 2 wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlox5 View Post
    road bike guys are so uptight.
    us motorcycle guys wave at everyone on 2 wheels
    Oh, I forgot; I waive at motorcyclists, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylint View Post
    you're little head nod or two fingers on the hoods salute isn't getting noticed. You've got to wave like this guy.

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    LOL. Can't wait to try this
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlox5 View Post
    road bike guys are so uptight.

    us motorcycle guys wave at everyone on 2 wheels
    sometimes by jokingly pedaling into the air. that's a real hoot.
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    If ya wear a reflective vest...ya might be a waiver
    If ya don't shave your legs...ya might be a waiver
    If ya have a dork disk...ya just might be...a waiver
    If there's a mirror hangin' off yur helmet...yup, that just might make ya a waiver
    If ya wear MTB shoes on a road bike, waiver it
    If yur helmet has a visor...ya might be a waiver
    The list goes on
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    Waiver? What am I waiving when don't shave? Did you mean "waver"?

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    Death Before Dishonor!

    Waving is a sure way to let someone know you're nice and not the Bad Ass on two wheels you're supposed to be everytime you throw your leg over a top tube!

    Also, it's difficult to do my high RPM threshold intervals in a 53-11 uphill if I take one hand off of the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w-g View Post
    Moon 'em.
    Always a great option!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdamanii View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn718 View Post
    I know I am fairly new to cycling ...
    That is likely the key right there.

    Once you have seen a few hundred thousand other folks out riding their bikes the thrill will likely be gone.

    Me? I think waving is fine but to expect or care that anyone waves back is not.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    To do it right. You need one of these on your helmet.
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