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Old 07-04-21, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by waters60 View Post
I feel sorry for the people who are so serious they cant reply to a friendly hello. I love riding and barring a complete bonk it puts me in a good mood. What I feel sorry for are the riders who dont seem to be deriving the joy from their riding.
You can tell whether a cyclist is feeling joyful just by whether he/she waves to you?

Wow. That is some superpower.
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Old 07-04-21, 02:34 PM
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How many riders are in the area you ride? Some of the rides here have so many people waving would be a PITA. The trails closest to me I rarely see another rider. Saw one rider today so it was a busy day. We both nodded. Also saw the largest tortoise I have seen in the wild. She just hid in her shell. If I'm really in the zone I may not wave. Don't take it personally.
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Old 07-04-21, 03:02 PM
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Sup Larry! You know many of us are getting older. With advancing age comes diminished eyesight and hearing. You need to make yourself more noticeable, visually and audibly. Affect a unique hair style, facial hair included. Always wear Hi Viz or plaid, some body paint if shirtless. Accessorize your bike. Walmart has an aisle full of stuff, a flag is a good start. Work on developing your own "signature" call so folks will know who is about to overtake. Follow your instincts and you can quickly become a local legend.
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Old 07-04-21, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Proper Jeep and proper VW drivers wave to each other all the time.
What about Tesla?
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People here don't get it.
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Old 07-04-21, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Larry has now resuscitated most of the Bike Forums dead horses. Maybe all that's left is "Don't buy expensive light bikes---lose body weight instead---it's free!"
True, but low hanging, unimaginative fruit still attracts a lot of people.

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Old 07-04-21, 04:31 PM
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Prius owners used to wave at each other, but not anymore. It got old.

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Old 07-04-21, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Why do so many people not greet riders they pass? It seems like 4/5 of the time when someone passes me they do it without even acknowledging my presence, and when they do acknowledge me its usually with something like "on your left" which takes longer than just saying hi. I salute to riders coming towards me 9 out of 10 times, and verbally greet every rider I pass even if I'm redlined sprinting. It triggers me when this happens, I wonder if its because I look like a commuter not a roadie, I always chase them down and see how their day is going when people do this to me.

Yesterday I was riding with my dad and asked him why he doesn't say hi, he was like "I didn't think they would appreciate it, when I get passed im upset at the situation and the other rider" ???? hes so weird LOL
Maybe theyre resentful and depressed that their super light bikes are giving them an inferior workout.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What about Tesla?
Dunno, never driven one.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:11 PM
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Id wager if you wore a shirt, you would find three out of five dont say hi. Wear a jersey and it will likely be two out of five. Wear full kit and they will invite you to group rides.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Maybe theyre resentful and depressed that their super light bikes are giving them an inferior workout.
haha, btw I'm not one of the people who thinks that, as long as they are pushing themselves they are getting a workout
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Old 07-04-21, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Why do so many people not greet riders they pass? It seems like 4/5 of the time when someone passes me they do it without even acknowledging my presence, and when they do acknowledge me its usually with something like "on your left" which takes longer than just saying hi. I salute to riders coming towards me 9 out of 10 times, and verbally greet every rider I pass even if I'm redlined sprinting. It triggers me when this happens, I wonder if its because I look like a commuter not a roadie, I always chase them down and see how their day is going when people do this to me.

Yesterday I was riding with my dad and asked him why he doesn't say hi, he was like "I didn't think they would appreciate it, when I get passed im upset at the situation and the other rider" ???? hes so weird LOL
Hello fellow cyclist.

You know you're supposed to start a post here with a greeting?
Any of these is fine:
Hi, hello, Marhaba, Gr Gott, Namaskar, Zdraveite, Hola, Hafa adai, Nǐ hǎo, Dobra većer, God dag, Hoi, Hallo, hyv piv, Bonjour, Dia dhuit, Guten tag, Yasou, Shalom, Namaste, Jo napot, Gan dag, Nde-ewo, Selamat siang, Salve, Konnichiwa, Ahn nyong ha se yo, Salve, Sveiki, Moen, Bonġu, Niltze, Namastē, Hallo, Salam, Cześć, Ol, Bună ziua, Zdravstvuyte, Zdravo, Ahoj, Hola, Hujambo, Hall, Ia orna, Sawasdee, Avuxeni, Merhaba, Zdravstvuyte, Assalamo aleikum, xin cho, Shwmae, Sawubona.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:29 PM
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I generally say hi to most people but in general its people going the opposite direction from me since we are sort of face to face. If I'm passing though it is usually me saying "on your left" which is a greeting of sorts. I might throw a "hi" in there if there is time.

Not everyone says hi back and honestly I don't say hi every time myself and it's ok. Sometimes I'm in the middle of an effort, or maybe I'm just lost in my thoughts while riding. No offense intended.

I nodded at you (Larry) the other day when we passed going different directions.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
I generally say hi to most people but in general its people going the opposite direction from me since we are sort of face to face. If I'm passing though it is usually me saying "on your left" which is a greeting of sorts. I might throw a "hi" in there if there is time.

Not everyone says hi back and honestly I don't say hi every time myself and it's ok. Sometimes I'm in the middle of an effort, or maybe I'm just lost in my thoughts while riding. No offense intended.

I nodded at you (Larry) the other day when we passed going different directions.
yup I would have given you more recognition but I didn't want to lose stability going downhill
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Old 07-04-21, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
yup I would have given you more recognition but I didn't want to lose stability going downhill
Lol. Well, yeah, no one wants that to happen.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:49 PM
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What about Tesla?
Model S/X drivers nearly always wave/flash. But Model 3 owners never do.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Why do so many people not greet riders they pass? It seems like 4/5 of the time when someone passes me they do it without even acknowledging my presence, and when they do acknowledge me its usually with something like "on your left" which takes longer than just saying hi. I salute to riders coming towards me 9 out of 10 times, and verbally greet every rider I pass even if I'm redlined sprinting. It triggers me when this happens, I wonder if its because I look like a commuter not a roadie, I always chase them down and see how their day is going when people do this to me.

Yesterday I was riding with my dad and asked him why he doesn't say hi, he was like "I didn't think they would appreciate it, when I get passed im upset at the situation and the other rider" ???? hes so weird LOL
Because there are so many other people out on the roads. If there weren't a cyclist passing every couple seconds, maybe I'd be more likely to wave. I also don't wave at other drivers when I'm in a car.

And you know, honestly? - I don't actually like being talked at while riding, so I return the favor of silence. It's part of the whole 'low social needs introvert' thing. So if I pass you without saying 'Hi', don't feel singled out. I don't greet anyone. Please don't chase me down and try to talk to me.
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Old 07-04-21, 05:59 PM
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Maybe people would wave to you if you put a damn shirt on.........




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Very interesting post. We've never discussed this around here before. Can't wait for the discussion.
Totally. Never seen this discussed before.

Gotta be a solid 10/10 effort in discovering a brand new topic.
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Because there are so many other people out on the roads. If there weren't a cyclist passing every couple seconds, maybe I'd be more likely to wave. I also don't wave at other drivers when I'm in a car.

And you know, honestly? - I don't actually like being talked at while riding, so I return the favor of silence. It's part of the whole 'low social needs introvert' thing. So if I pass you without saying 'Hi', don't feel singled out. I don't greet anyone. Please don't chase me down and try to talk to me.
sorry man I really cant help myself, I will chase you down
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
Model S/X drivers nearly always wave/flash. But Model 3 owners never do.
They're like the Jeep Liberties of Teslas.
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When you get on an elevator, do you stand facing the doors, or the back of the elevator so you can see who you're with?
I sniff everybody's butt. Learned it from the neighbor's dog. Seems really important to him, and I don't like taking chances.
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Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
Back in the day automobile drivers would wave to each other when passing*. Do you?

*There are large parts of my state where drivers still do.
Only Jeepers. Real Jeepers. Not the carpoolers in a Jeep.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Proper Jeep and proper VW drivers wave to each other all the time.
Has to be a proper Wrangler. Liberties and others don't count
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Because there are so many other people out on the roads. If there weren't a cyclist passing every couple seconds, maybe I'd be more likely to wave. I also don't wave at other drivers when I'm in a car.

And you know, honestly? - I don't actually like being talked at while riding, so I return the favor of silence. It's part of the whole 'low social needs introvert' thing. So if I pass you without saying 'Hi', don't feel singled out. I don't greet anyone. Please don't chase me down and try to talk to me.
Challenge on!
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Why do so many people not greet riders they pass?
Originally Posted by KJ43 View Post
I nodded at you (Larry) the other day when we passed going different directions.
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yup I would have given you more recognition but I didn't want to lose stability going downhill
So, now Larry is answering his own questions.

I think the rest of us no longer have any need to participate in these threads.
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