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Old 03-29-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Waco, TX
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As a motorcycle rider, I participate in the fellowship of "The Wave." The same as a military salute, it is a mutual greeting we share with each other, a supportive gesture.
But, while riding down a divided two-lane highway, I do not wave to riders 'way over there' in the opposite direction. I am too busy focusing on the enemy cagers going in my own direction.
Shall I be shunned for this non-participation?
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Nope.


I stopped waving after a couple of years (decades ago) when I realized that it was an "us or them" thing. You had to be "one of US" to get a wave. So I quit and forgot to be bothered about the whole thing.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Fountain Valley Ca.
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Don't ride any more, hoping to start again soon, but all the years I rode I waved at other riders. I did stop waving to harley riders because so many of them were too snotty to wave back. Waving to other vehicles has a long tradition. I'm 66 now and when I was a kid my dad was into British sports cars for quite a few years. He owned a couple MG's and then a beautiful 1963 Jaguar xke. Back then most sports car drivers waved to each other. When I do start riding again I will continue to wave at most other riders. It's tradition, old chap.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Military salute? When I am riding I usually get ( and give) the low peace sign. Just acknowledging another rider... and nothing more. The only salutes I’ve gotten were from automobile drivers... usually a one finger salute. Lol
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:23 PM
 
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I wave.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: BFE
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I wave when safe to do so.
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Old 01-23-2021, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA USA
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I do the wave sometimes, but not to Harleys. Some riders around the 'burbs wave, but out in the toolies, all riders wave. If I come to a stoplight next to a Harley and I'm on my Honda, my BMW, or my Suzuki, I don't even look over at them.
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Old 01-27-2021, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Military salute? When I am riding I usually get ( and give) the low peace sign. l
Yup, in California its all about the two finger low salute... usually not to Harley's because they don't do it back.
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Old 01-27-2021, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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Yup, in California its all about the two finger low salute... usually not to Harley's because they don't do it back.
I got waves from “other” Harley riders, but I am a girl so....
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Old 01-27-2021, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I wave. I ride lots of different types of bikes, so I have to pay attention to what I'm on, when I throw out a wave.
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