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2009/07/20 22:08:36 (permalink)

Why do bikers nod to each other?!

Truckers don't do it... cyclists don't do it... car drivers don't do it. Coming home from work today and I had a complete pan head nearly run straight into the back of my freshly MOT'd Escort GTI (oh yeah!) because he was so busy loooking at his mate coming the other way trying to blow him a kiss or what ever bikers do. Why?!

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    dempsey
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:18:58 (permalink)
    When you pass your bike test you get told the meaning of life so when you see another biker you just give a knowing nod to your shared higher wisdom. 
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:19:11 (permalink)
    Russ_Turner

    Truckers don't do it... cyclists don't do it... car drivers don't do it. Coming home from work today and I had a complete pan head nearly run straight into the back of my freshly MOT'd Escort GTI (oh yeah!) because he was so busy loooking at his mate coming the other way trying to blow him a kiss or what ever bikers do. Why?!


    Always wondered about this one too,,,, maybe its a leather thing
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:19:50 (permalink)
    Because they don't want to take their hands off the handlebars as somewhat dangerous?

    I sometime get a biker nod at me as they go past, because I see them in my rear and wing mirror and pull in a bit if I can see they want to zoom past.
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:19:59 (permalink)
    And then you get smashed by a lorry.
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:21:49 (permalink)
    Actually cyclists always do it, not commuting cyclist maybe, but when I'm out riding it would be rare for no acknowledgement between cyclists.
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:24:28 (permalink)
    errr i dont know perhaps it the acknowledgement of someone who enjoys a similar lifestyle, passion etc.....

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:25:21 (permalink)
    Bit cringey to admit this, but being in the MG drivers 'cool club' (oh the irony) there is an unwritten code of conduct to either nod or wave at other MG drivers.  I used to but now I feel a bit silly.  Well truthfully - I feel ashamed at the state of my car and don't really want to draw attention to it
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:27:13 (permalink)
    Mini Drivers do this too. I dont drive and so am left to nod to fellow pedestrians.
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:32:34 (permalink)
    Cyclists do do it, it's just that car drivers don't see them so won't spot it!

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:34:04 (permalink)
    Joggers do it. But I look the other way. 



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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:35:34 (permalink)
    VW beetle/bus owners do it, american car owners do it, err capri owners used to do it (speaking from experience on all 3 of these........ahem

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:35:48 (permalink)
    If you have to ask the question, you would not understand the answer.:)

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:37:27 (permalink)
    Russ_Turner

    Truckers don't do it... cyclists don't do it... car drivers don't do it. Coming home from work today and I had a complete pan head nearly run straight into the back of my freshly MOT'd Escort GTI (oh yeah!) because he was so busy loooking at his mate coming the other way trying to blow him a kiss or what ever bikers do. Why?!


    Cos they know how much fun the other's having and it;s a mark of respect.

    Much like Impreza owners flash at each other. Or Evo owners. Etc.
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:46:54 (permalink)
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    Russ_Turner

    Truckers don't do it... cyclists don't do it... car drivers don't do it. Coming home from work today and I had a complete pan head nearly run straight into the back of my freshly MOT'd Escort GTI (oh yeah!) because he was so busy loooking at his mate coming the other way trying to blow him a kiss or what ever bikers do. Why?!


    Cos they know how much fun the other's having and it;s a mark of respect.

    Much like Impreza owners flash at each other. Or Evo owners. Etc.


    Different tack but on the same principle, but do you nod/wink  or whatever in the presence of a bodybuilder you don't known,but who you know has same enjoyment/respect for a passion he lives by?
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:47:56 (permalink)
    No, I puff my chest out and invent lat airbags, then growl. :)
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:49:58 (permalink)
    Most Roadies do it when cycling (including myself) just a friendly bunch! 

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:51:10 (permalink)
    22jasper
    Different tack but on the same principle, but do you nod/wink  or whatever in the presence of a bodybuilder you don't known,but who you know has same enjoyment/respect for a passion he lives by?


    I've been to quite a few pubs and clubs where this happens. It's really nice. Camaraderie.

    Or something.

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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:53:18 (permalink)
    rightyho

    No, I puff my chest out and invent lat airbags, then growl. :)


    Its amazing when your in the presence of someone else who trains,how you either shrink or grow,dependant on their size.Lol
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    Re:Why do bikers nod to each other?! 2009/07/20 22:55:15 (permalink)
    22jasper

    rightyho

    No, I puff my chest out and invent lat airbags, then growl. :)


    Its amazing when your in the presence of someone else who trains,how you either shrink or grow,dependant on their size.Lol


    yeah, the airbag waddle would look pretty silly stood next to Daz Ball. :)
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