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taco2ewsday 06-14-20 04:20 PM

My new favorite Strava club :):lol:
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dougphoto 06-14-20 08:20 PM


Originally Posted by RiceAWay (Post 21533686)
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

Jim from Boston 06-15-20 04:35 AM

Waving

Originally Posted by Joearch (Post 21527380)
Slight head nod or possibly an eyebrow raise for me. Actual wave seems like a lot of work as I grind along.

Originally Posted by RiceAWay (Post 21533686)
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 (Post 21534128)
A nod is totally acceptable.



Besides a nod, a “finger wave” is also casual and non-assertive, but acceptable.

Originally Posted by tarwheel (Post 19154058)
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.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston (Post 19154180)
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.

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston (Post 19153770)
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

Originally Posted by MAK (Post 19063568)
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".

Originally Posted by Jim from Boston (Post 19063698)
I have given “finger waves” myself while pushing a shopping cart.

:rolleyes:





bbbean 06-15-20 06:05 AM


Originally Posted by dougphoto (Post 21496245)
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.

A man has to know his limits.

dougphoto 06-15-20 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by bbbean (Post 21534520)
A man has to know his limits.

Ha! that's for sure


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