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Biker Wave

  • What is your practice?

    When riding down a highway and I meet an oncoming biker I'm accustomed to holding my clutch arm out as a form of greeting. I've noticed that most older bikers do this, unless it's obviously unsafe to do so. However, it seems that more bikers don't return the biker wave.

    What are your thoughts on this practice? I like it, do it every chance I get, and like it. Does anyone know how the hand extended out in a downward angle got started, and what it means?


    BIGHYDRO I only wave at broke down bikers as I pass them by giggling.
    March 8, 2012
    BIGHYDRO Seriously I have never understood the whole waving thing that "bikers" do in the first place. Why would I wave at total strangers? I don't do it in the truck, so why on the bike? Is it because we are all supposed to be a family cause we are all biker? If...  more
    March 8, 2012
    BIGHYDRO No, I don't get it. Is it because we all ride bikes? If so, then see my comment below. Been riding now for over 35 years and still don't get it. I think it's retarded the way people think that just because we ride bikes that we are somehow one big happy...  more
    March 8, 2012
  • BikerKat2004
    BikerKat2004 I wave at everyone on a bike, like I used to when driving my Jeep Wrangler. It is a wave, not a dinner invitation. If you don't wave back, you get my one finger salute in response and a few words that you can read easily in the side mirror. : P Oh,...  more
    May 25, 2013