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CantCorner

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CantCorner says:

When did it all change ?

Rare opportunity where work , weather and wife allowed me a Sunday blast and I noticed a large number of riders who no longer nod , wave or flash lights. Is it the area I live (West Wales) or are other riders seeing this ?

 Are we no longer (to quote Henry Cole) like-minded kindred spirits.

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snev

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snev says:

Ahhhh the BMW tour of Britain......

Was obviously in Wales this weekend......:unsure:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I still

find most people nod unless there are shit loads of bikes out and you end up like a Churchill doggy.

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

It's an interesting observation..

..in France most of the other bikers waved, well not a 'wave' as such, more an uber cool sticking out of the hand with a downward pointing 'V' sign ...But when I got back over the channel ..and in the SE of England ..hardly anyone returned a wave .....I gave up after a while.....till north of Watford Gap. :winkie:

 

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Kam..

Didn't you get the "Cocked leg" wave..?

In France not south of the Watford gap.. :biggrin:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I often

stand up and give the "cock out" wave.


Well, I try but it's too short to poke out of my leathers.

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Mrs H ....

..no, the 'sticky out leg thing' was used to thank car drivers who pull over to let you pass.....It's because they drive/ride on the other side ... so waving to oncoming traffic is easy (doesn't involve using the throttle hand) ... but waving to car drivers you overtake does. :winkie:

I think in southern France they may be slightly lazier and use the leg thing for both. :mellow: 


Up here we tend to use the 'sticky out leg' thing to let following bikes know the road is clear to overtake when we can see round a bend and they can't yet.

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Oh...

We just thought they were being over friendly..:wink::lol:

You have some good group riding etiquette up there in Scotland.. I like the "sticky out leg" corner thingy...:smile

Phil,don't do it,you`ll get arrested..:unsure:

Ride by Flasher.. :lol:

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52 Black Shadow

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Snev.......................

I resemble that remark!

 

Bloody BMW riders eh!

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snev

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snev says:

Shadow....... I believe that you could

Resemble many marques........insults.......:biggrin: 

Didn't see a Van Veen in yer collection............ Do you not like wankles......:unsure:

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Anonymous

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Anonymous  says:

Always fancied one of these

when I was at school :blink:...


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