Senior VR Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: DE, Newark
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When I went on my first ride with a group of friends, shortly after I took the MSF course, one of my buddies was talking about what to expect as we went out on the road for the first time. As an afterthought, he said that I would notice that as we passed other riders, they would give you a low hand wave. I didn't think too much of it at the time, but I did notice that 95% of the riders I passed did wave to me, and I always waved to them.
I appreciate that connection with other riders. As the story above explains, there is a bond, and an understanding of what it means to ride out in the open air and enjoy that feeling of freedom, as well as the risks inherent in being on two wheels.
The ones who don't wave are missing something. They are not special, or tougher than anyone else. And they likely wouldn't stop for the rider on the side of the road. Perhaps they will never get it. It's sad in a way, and just too bad for them.
2007 C50 Red/Black
2008 Nomad Blue/Silver - Total Loss
2014 Cross Country Tour Sonic Blue/Silver
2017 HD FLTRU Mysterious Red/Velocity Red