Because I like it

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by steveindenmark, 13 Jan 2019.

  1. We should start a campaign

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  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Paging @Markymark to ask what the current best etiquette is...
     
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  3. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Cyclists above appear to be passing on the right. I'd wave, but one finger or two?
     
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  4. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Show them your new Iphone ofc
     
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  5. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    That photo looks like he's giving a Hitler salute.

    If you like being waved at you should buy a Smart car.
     
  6. The correct etiquette, of course, is for both riders to dismount and then perform Baby Shark. It needs to be the full 15 minute extended version. As new riders approach they’ll all stop to join in the chorus. As the song progresses, new and improvised verses can be added. For example, London Shark do do de do de doo where the action is a shark of awesome prowess and wealth. Then perhaps Norhern Shark do do de do de doo when you act out a shark living an empty life of daytime tv and only going out to the off license.

    Anyone who doesn’t do this is just a miserable cyclist, I mean we’re all in this together so why wouldn’t you?
     
  7. Corky Cyclist

    Corky Cyclist Regular

    Location:
    Son of Nuts
    I go cycling to enjoy the scenery and get some solitude. I'll not be waving to anyone.
     
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  8. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I always shout out Morning now matter what time of day
     
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  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Pfft, I'd have to ride all of my commute with one hand if I adopted that.
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    I'm riding no handed, surfing Twitbook with one hand, rolling a fag with the other, what am I supposed to wave with?
     
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  11. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Are you wearing bib shorts,you are,well my suggestion is not practical then.
     
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  12. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guru

    I find most cyclists to be ghastly bores and limit my interaction with them to the barest minimum.
     
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    steveindenmark

    steveindenmark Guru

    Great to see we have not lost all the miserable sods
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I might administer a slight nod of the head, or occasionally, when appropriate, a :hello: but that's not the 'hello' gesture!
     
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  15. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Enthusiastic waving is the mark of an amateur. A slight nod of the head or a raised finger or, if overtaking, a polite greeting is all that's needed.

    Drivers of proper square Land Rovers already know that a laconic raise of one finger off the steering wheel is about the most enthusiastic gesture allowed.
     
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