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Old 06-14-20, 04:20 PM
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Old 06-14-20, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay View Post
As I grow older and have less energy to spare and my balance becomes more and more of a problem I generally just nod these days. Don't be put off.
A nod is totally acceptable
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Old 06-15-20, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Joearch View Post
Slight head nod or possibly an eyebrow raise for me. Actual wave seems like a lot of work as I grind along.
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As I grow older and have less energy to spare and my balance becomes more and more of a problem I generally just nod these days. Don't be put off.
Originally Posted by dougphoto View Post
A nod is totally acceptable.
Besides a nod, a “finger wave” is also casual and non-assertive, but acceptable.
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I try to make eye contact with people, when walking or riding. If they return the eye contact, I say hi or nod or give them a finger wave. Some people don't want to be bothered by strangers.
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I usually feel a twinge of remorse when I don't return a wave. Usually that happens when I'm taken aback by a wave from a roadie whom I wouldn't expect to initiate one.
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Personally, I do wave, except where there are loads of cyclists, such as my early morning commute in downtown Boston. I’m not put off by a lack of response either
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I also find myself in the supermarket pushing the shopping cart with my hands parallel to the sides of the handle as if I'm "on the hoods".
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I have given “finger waves” myself while pushing a shopping cart.

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Old 06-15-20, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto View Post
I've always been a big waver, I wave to all bikers, doesn't matter if you are pulling a trailer of kids or if you are looking like a hardcore roadie I wave. However, recently I've seen two different bikers riding cities bikes with flat bars, and AERO clip on bars attached, to me that's a step to far. I can't wave at such a person.
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A man has to know his limits.
Ha! that's for sure
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