Ignorant Riders....

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by Wapping » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:37 pm

London to Dorchester this evening, which to be honest I thought was in the Cotswolds. You can imagine my surprise when I found it to be in Cornwall and (nearly) I suspect, Wales.

Anyway, I avoided waving, nodding, gesticulating, giving the finger or even a sly knowing wink to any motorcyclist I encountered over the three hour journey from civilisation to beyond. There wasn't that many.

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by Tonibe63 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:50 am

I spotted a matching pair of yellow F650gs's travelling North on the A1 yesterday, I nodded but got nothing back ............. then realised I was driving a truck :silly: . So later whilst travelling alongside another truck for 4 miles I nodded at the driver next to me and he just slung the V's. I just can't win :(
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Ignorant Riders....

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:09 am

Did 80 miles in Yorkshire Dales yesterday & saw about 30 bikes

I waved at all of them, got a few half nods & a few proper ones - some nothing

Scientific research at its best :)
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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by Wapping » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:47 am

johnnyboxer wrote:Did 80 miles in Yorkshire Dales yesterday & saw about 30 bikes

I waved at all of them, got a few half nods & a few proper ones - some nothing

Scientific research at its best :)
You were clearly waving at nodders, when you should have been nodding. This has skewed your results. Run the test again over the same 80 miles, this time only nodding; compare results. Yorkshire is full off undemonstrative people, economic in their actions. They probably thought someone actively waving was from London (or wanted to borrow 5p) so ignored them. A more restrained nodding action, coupled to a silent "Eee by gum" mouthed under the breath may well bring surprising results.

I await the publication of your paper in 'Statistics Today', the actuaries' weekly of choice.

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Re: Ignorant Riders....

Post by lmac » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:49 pm

lmac wrote:Here's a nod from a Harley (and Honda) riding biker that sometimes gets a sore neck :lol: from giving the nod to all sorts, and not always returned. I wouldn't worry about it, I don't.
Got back today from a nights camping in North Yorkshire and everything is just as above....nice to know nowt changes. Just hope its the end of another pointless tread :unsure: .

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