Ignorant Riders....

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by Scott_rider » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:19 am

In France, I like the way they either drop an arm for a long, low wave or they stick out a leg in the same way. Looks pretty cool (thumbs) .

As an aside, last year we were in Southern Spain and followed/overtook/followed two Ducati Multistrada riders at speed for about 30 miles...they were on Belarus plates (I think). When we peeled off at a junction we all waved at them but got nothing back :( . Miserable barstewards.
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by BigBashBonanza » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:22 am

Bloody hell, there's no nodding or waving on here this morning! It's more of shaky heads and clenched fists....
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:48 am

BigBashBonanza wrote:Bloody hell, there's no nodding or waving on here this morning! It's more of shaky heads and clenched fists....
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You're right there, poor old Ralphy - he takes it the wrong way

Still I'm off out in the Yorkshire Dales, on the bike this afternoon


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Ralphy..............I've left the naughty step now and teacher has let me go out to play on the bike now (thumbs)
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by -Ralph- » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:49 am

Stop trolling JB
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:58 am

-Ralph- wrote:Stop trolling JB
So masterful, do you possess any humour?

You always respond though :whistle:

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by -Ralph- » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:21 pm

johnnyboxer wrote:You always respond though :whistle:
Never quite as quickly as you mind you, as I do have other things to do during my day than sit and watch an internet forum
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Well at least you admit to it, it's nice to behave like a teenager from time to time I suppose.
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by fullerton » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:23 pm

fuckers are waving at me in my T5 now, summat to do with that daft garland jan has hanging of the front i think

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:48 pm

-Ralph- wrote:
Never quite as quickly as you mind you, as I do have other things to do during my day than sit and watch an internet forum


Well at least you admit to it, it's nice to behave like a teenager from time to time I suppose.
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by Wapping » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:16 pm

In France/Germany/Spain though, i find the bikers more inclined to give a proper wave, so wave back
-Ralph- wrote: They drive on the other side of the road, so the hand nearest the oncoming biker is the free clutch hand, ours it's the busy throttle hand, that's why they wave towards the left and we nod towards the right.
I flick my 1600 into cruise mode and wave both arms like a demented lunatic, often standing up at prodigious speeds to enhance the image. In alarm, the oncoming rider sometimes swerves into the ditch, which is an added bonus.

I've also been known to frighten small children by drawing out an imaginary gun as I ride.... and shooting them... BANG! Bang! Dead!

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by AndyB » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:18 pm

I wish we didn't have to endure fuel injected bikes because driving past pedestrians, pointing an imaginary gun and 'shooting' them with a kill switch backfire used to give me hours of amusement.

Alpine tunnels were another good place for letting loose because a 2' long blue flame and a loud bang was always entertaining.

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