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post #21 of 46 Old 04-02-2020, 10:58 AM
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There's also the Jeep wave.
I didn't know about the Jeep wave until I got my CJ and the other Jeepers all schtarted waving at me; I thought I was ON A BIKE... Okay, COOL!

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post #22 of 46 Old 04-02-2020, 01:51 PM
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I'm a rookie rider (1 year) but I have to say that I get a kick out of the waves I get and return. Most everyone around Atlanta, Ga waves. I even wave at the scooter kids to make them feel included.
I just like the human connection, I used to flash my lights when I saw another BMW (before I had kids and still had sports cars).
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post #23 of 46 Old 04-02-2020, 02:19 PM
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Just the Harley and rockets get the attention.
What gives?
Perhaps you are only waving with one finger? That might explain it.
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post #24 of 46 Old 04-09-2020, 01:11 PM
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In NC/SC most people wave. Especially the HD weekend pirates. They seem like they want really bad to be thought of as bad biker dudes or something. I ride year round, try to wave at other riders out of respect, especially when they are in the cold and wet!
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post #25 of 46 Old 04-10-2020, 06:28 AM
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I wave and receive waves all the time, doesn't matter what I am riding. I, too wave to the scooters, I do the low and left wave, always have. My son now rides too and he has followed my lead with the old low wave. I was a jeep owner too at one point during my motorcycle hiatus, thought the jeep would somehow satisfy the lack of bike, sadly it did not. Jeep waves weren't as fun. The wife had a kia soul for a few years, everytime I drove that there were a few soul drivers that would wave. I began to recognize them. It was funny to be honest.
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post #26 of 46 Old 04-10-2020, 12:05 PM
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I was in Jackson Hole and there was a guy with a bike that was festooned with stickers trying to pull out into traffic from a parking spot. I noticed that the ADV sticker was prominently displayed.

I stopped with one foot down, looked at him and nodded, and gave him the usual ADV salute. He looked at me with a sort of WTF,O? cock to his helmeted head. I finally had to vigorously wave him forward.

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... looked at him and nodded, and gave him the usual ADV salute. He looked at me with a sort of WTF,O? cock to his helmeted head. I finally had to vigorously wave him forward.

Dumbass.
So to prevent me from being a dumbass too, what is the "usual ADV salute"?

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“On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.” -Philip Marlowe

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I don't mean to sound obtuse, but I assume the reason you flipped the guy off was because he was trying to pull out into traffic? I further assume that there was a better opportunity if he would just wait a few seconds, hence his urgency was being a dumbass?

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post #30 of 46 Old 04-12-2020, 11:51 AM
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No, his bike was festooned with stickers. Most prominently was a large ADV sticker. Any acolyte of ADV.net should know that the cognoscenti, the true bothers, the pirates-without-patched-vests, the gnarly adventurers, greet each other by flipping one another off. The tradition goes back to when dirt was new. It probably started with a bunch of Klapped-out KLR riders and one loser with a plated IT490 who had watched Easy Rider 43 times as a paying customer in the movie theater (where he probably got the idea), outcasts derided by the KTM Krowd; ostracized by Big Orange. Stomped by the Elefant; Cagiva had no Lucky Strikes for them! The gesture gathered a momentum in the sordid back alleys of ADVdom.

As a gnarly adventurer and noting his affiliation with ADV via the prominent sticker, I invited him to proceed before me by flipping him off. It was the courteous thing to do. He had no idea what my courteous flipping off meant and seemed perplexed that I should do so. What a wanker! A poseur! An interloper! He must have bought a random packet of stickers and proceeded with his festoonery.

Dumbass.

And now, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story.

I waved him into traffic right at the town square where it's pretty busy. We both stopped for gas at a station on the southern outskirts of Jackson. He waved at me, I waved at him, and after fueling we chatted for a while at the store. His opening line was "You had me going for a while there, dude!". We both laughed, hilarity ensued, and we had a good visit. I went to run at Bonneville and then on to Elko, he headed west.

Here is a picture of my run at Bonneville:

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