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MCN  says:

You ask/you answer: Why don't we nod anymore?

Last Sunday I rode from my home near Exeter to my in-laws' house in Birmingham. I must have passed over 100 bikes but, despite my cheery waves, only received half a dozen or so nods in return. What's wrong with bikers these days; why does hardly anyone wave anymore?  Your answer could help. The best will be printed in next week's MCN,...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (12 September 2012 15:20)

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Nov 10

Posts: 296

COZ69 says:


im not that is my experience bar the 4 that have noded my way the other 2000 are stuck up

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Dec 10

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preunit says:

Yeah but ruxxy man

bet you get more nods now eh.:wink::lol:

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Jul 11

Posts: 27

Cypher6 says:

Some but not others

Has to be said it's rare that you don't get a response if you acknowledge another biker, and for most that don't, they normally have a reason: Bright sunlight in their eyes, riding two up, on a bend, braking, or heads down a going for it... If I don't get a nod or wave back I usually accept they have a reason. I very much doubt it a personal slant against me! The only real exceptions that I come across tend to be those on 50/125cc, who normally look either confused or scared if a big bike acknowledges them (Sadly I think they have gotten largely forgotten by us big bike riders, thats thats another subject entirely...) Or they tend to be big custom bike riders who i general find rude weather your on a sports bike or in a car. The only time they ever seem to pay attention is when I've 'borrowed' my Dads big Dragstar.

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Jun 12

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jahtlR says:

depends where you are

unfortunately the world is just a much less friendly place now and look at places like Lincolnshire where the population is mainly eastern European, their not exactly renowned for their interpersonal skills.

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Jan 11

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snev says:


anyone Spit or Salute ??????

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Feb 08

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davdamos says:

When i was commuting to and from work on my yamaha sr125, i got nods off most bikers during the 70 mile round trip each day. maybe it's different in the south, but here in the north everyone i've encountered seems friendly

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Jan 11

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snev says:


Any one Spit or......erm...

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Oct 05

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mike1300 says:

: Why don't we nod anymore?

i live in the north and most riders i come across nod but perhaps some small bike riders might not but perhaps they are unaware .

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Nov 02

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stidds says:

I live in Bristol and the majority of riders nod to each other.  The only riders that as a rule do not nod back are Harley Davidson riders as Madshep has also noticed.



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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:


Harley-Davidson riders do not wave, since they are so very badass – part of the Harley-Davidson Lifestyle™ which is included at no extra charge with every purchase.

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