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Old 08-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #21
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You know after this thread I will only waive at fat people on mopads.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #24
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I don't wave at anyone even if I'm waved to first. I may never even notice you and secondly I just don't see the point. I'm not the most social guy ever so that's probably why.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:48 PM   #25
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Perhaps I ride too fast or too hard, but I focus on what is happening directly ahead of me; plus vehicles entering the roadway from the side; those to my sides; oncoming vehicles that might turn in front of me; and anyone behind me. I am also keenly tuned in to my speed relative to the curves I am riding, etc. I find that constantly watching the oncoming lane for motorcycles to wave at - would be distracting and take attention away from riding to my fullest for safety and performance.

I suppose that most Harley riders are going so slow that boredom sets in, and the waving is entertainiing to them.

I thoroughly enjoy talking to people about the sport of motorcycling when stopped. And I find it very satisfying to be able to help others.

And finally, there is a tremendous amount of Harley "brainwashing" that goes on with that crowd. Some do not fully subscribe to it, but many do. I think there must be a handbook of key phrases that must be memorized. They honestly think that if you are not riding a Harley, that you are a nobody and a looser, and a menace to even be on the road. This explains the odd looks that occur.
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I forget exactly how many bikes I own at the moment (11?), two of my bikes are harleys, I don't notice any substantial attitude change in myself when I ride them.
I do notice a difference in the reaction of non-riders when I stop on the road, I get many more comments and looks when I am on the harleys than when i am on any of the others.
I don't much care what others think or say though, when I am riding, I am riding the bike I want to be on for the type of riding I am doing... as long as I am having fun, others can think what they want.
The wave thing has changed over the years, 50 years ago, every rider on the road waved at any rider they saw, there were just not that many of us out there...now, waves are sort of hit and miss...
also back then if a rider was broke down on the side of the road, any other rider would stop to help if they were riding or in a cage, it made no difference, but now...
with so many bikes on the road, riders have become a microcosim of society and the group identification is just not as strong... not the same sense of community.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:50 AM   #27
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Funny how butthurt people get over not being waived at. Do you also get butthurt when someone blows the horn at you?
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #28
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Old and young, sport and cruisers all wave back at me. The only people who don't wave back are guys in there 20's or 30's that are on choppers or fully customized cruisers that are too cool to wave. I will wave anyways because maybe I can break their habit.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #29
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there is no need not to wave.. the motorcycle community as a whole is already small enough without us having to break it up into groups... " i only wave at sport bikes. or cruisers, or scoots" why not wave at anyone and everyone that is on 2 wheels.. by stander might see it and like the fact that we are all friendly and want to try it out.. lol
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I forget exactly how many bikes I own at the moment (11?), two of my bikes are harleys, I don't notice any substantial attitude change in myself when I ride them.
I do notice a difference in the reaction of non-riders when I stop on the road, I get many more comments and looks when I am on the harleys than when i am on any of the others.
I don't much care what others think or say though, when I am riding, I am riding the bike I want to be on for the type of riding I am doing... as long as I am having fun, others can think what they want.
The wave thing has changed over the years, 50 years ago, every rider on the road waved at any rider they saw, there were just not that many of us out there...now, waves are sort of hit and miss...
also back then if a rider was broke down on the side of the road, any other rider would stop to help if they were riding or in a cage, it made no difference, but now...
with so many bikes on the road, riders have become a microcosim of society and the group identification is just not as strong... not the same sense of community.
Agreed
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I usually just throw up the helmet nod, this way other riders know I'm a serious rider, but I still like to party....
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #33
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Perhaps I ride too fast or too hard, but I focus on what is happening directly ahead of me; plus vehicles entering the roadway from the side; those to my sides; oncoming vehicles that might turn in front of me; and anyone behind me. I am also keenly tuned in to my speed relative to the curves I am riding, etc. I find that constantly watching the oncoming lane for motorcycles to wave at - would be distracting and take attention away from riding to my fullest for safety and performance.
^^This I agree with, I have already lost one leg from a mc accident(do to a lady texting), but I don't wanna lose another because I was worried about wavIng at oncoming motorcycles. Just don't wanna risk it.

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I suppose that most Harley riders are going so slow that boredom sets in, and the waving is entertainiing to them.


And finally, there is a tremendous amount of Harley "brainwashing" that goes on with that crowd. Some do not fully subscribe to it, but many do. I think there must be a handbook of key phrases that must be memorized. They honestly think that if you are not riding a Harley, that you are a nobody and a looser, and a menace to even be on the road. This explains the odd looks that occur.
^^This I don't agree with, I ride a harley and I have no problem with sport bikes. Most of the Harley riders I hanging with also rode sport bikes at one time. And they don't get boring cause we have radios in them
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