Nice motorbike man

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Sambu, 1 May 2010.

  1. Sambu

    Sambu Active Member

    Location:
    E.yorks
    stopped behind a van turning right onto lothian road from morison street today. pulled up next to a motorbike, looked over and exchanged a nod. he then asked if i was turing right, "yes" i said, "then you go ahead, it'll stop you getting run over by one of these bloody taxis"! "cheers" i said, though it was well nice. first interaction ive had with a fellow road user and it was a nice one, class.
     
  2. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich
    V. nice! He'd probably had a nasty encounter there and he was just being a decent human being.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Nice!:thumbsup:
     
  4. photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    Location:
    Swansea
    i've had a motorbike rider give me the nod while he was zooming along the other side of the road, not all people on the road are horrible.
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Don't mind motor bikers at all - they must think us cyclists are nuts riding up all those big hills, descending at a speed similar to them, with nothing more than some thin lycra for protection....
     
  6. This happens to me on a regular basis, maybe something about two wheels good, four wheels bad? I can't say I get the same number of wavenods as when I ride the motorbike, but a memorable amount all the same.
    (Excluding the majority of L-plated hoodie wearing moped riders, obviously)
     
  7. Norm

    Norm Guest

    I keep nodding to other motorbikes when cycling, and nodding to cyclists when riding a motorbike. I often get a response but sometimes get a strange look.

    Not as strange as when I'm driving a Land Rover and start waving to cyclists, though.
     
  8. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Location:
    Falkirk
    I nod at all bikes motorised or not. :smile:

    I passed at least 30 lycra clad cyclists going the opposite way on the Bellsdyke Road last Thurday night in three separate groups - not one of them even looked the road I was on, let alone nodded. :biggrin: - ;)
     
  9. jazzkat

    jazzkat Fixed wheel fanatic.

    glad I'm not the only one!;)
     
  10. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    Location:
    LONDON
    possibly on a chain gang? therefore barely able to see straight let alone notice you ;)
     
  11. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Location:
    Falkirk
    Spot on! Met a guy several miles on(at roadworks) on a Specialized Carbon Jobbie. He was telling me they meet on a Tuesday and Thursday night and he was still trying to get himself fit enough(after a Winter lay-off) to cycle with them again. :biggrin:
     
  12. madguern

    madguern Active Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    I think there is an affinity with Motorbike users, its the two wheeled thing versus the four wheel demon. Not got a Land rover but also get a lot of funny looks sat in me audi letting cyclists go and overtaking with plenty of room. Have also notice in the past few weeks Horse riders starting to be more pleasant to cyclists.

    It may be that it has been sunny too ..
     
  13. mcb2080

    mcb2080 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Kilbride
    I have both a 125 scooter as well as my bikes, when on the scooter I always nod to other two wheel users. I find that all scooter riders give me a nod back, some cyclist will as well, although I think they are puzzled as to why they are getting the nod, most motorbike riders seem to be embarrassed noding to a scooter.

    Seems to be a hierarchy / snobbery, dunno why as we are all just two wheel users.
     
  14. thomas

    thomas the tank engine

    Location:
    Woking/Norwich

    Same with roadies and MTBers tbh. I don't normally nod to motorbikers because I don't expect one back. Have had nods though.

    I'll be tearing around on a scooter this summer to will just nod to everyone :sad:
     
  15. mcb2080

    mcb2080 Senior Member

    Location:
    East Kilbride
    Same, I have a road bike as well as a hybrid and have also had similar experiences with roadies thinking that they are top of the food chain:wacko:

    We will both be like the churchill nodding dog then:laugh:
     
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