Author Topic: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?  (Read 9990 times)

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Offline Shane

Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2011, 03:07:56 am »
Etiquette mystery? In a nutshell (IMO) Most people are just too busy doing their own thing. (my thing is looking good in spandex <grin>if you like a spandex full of beer belly that is).

-Roadies are in a hurry and are usually arrogant because the rest of the world is to slow for  them and in the way.
-Recumbants are in a bigger hurry but are too busy trying to look cool and relaxed while blowing their knees up while thinking I'm better than you because I'm lying down to ride.
-"Adventure cyclists" ironic that in your own country you might nod or smile, but once in the desert or abroad you charge across the road to start a conversation ( well I do anyway cos I cycle alone and now and again need to speak English to someone).
-And some people just dont want you invading their world. There I was in the middle of Uganda and spotted another white cyclist, cycled towards him and tried talking, he really wasn't interested, I got the impression he didn't want someone else invading his african adventure. The last thing he needed was people finding out he wasn't the only white cyclist in Uganda.

Horses for courses, people are generally weird, especially ME ;D

@LexieCali  maybe your guy just thought he was so wonderful/irresistible that he wanted you to keep your hands to yourself! Keep both hands on your bars and not on .....

Offline LexieCali

Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2011, 01:16:57 am »
Etiquette mystery? In a nutshell (IMO) Most people are just too busy doing their own thing. (my thing is looking good in spandex <grin>if you like a spandex full of beer belly that is).

Shane:
I get such pleasure from reading your posts. So many good laughs.
Did you know that a great sense of humor is an excellent substitute for glutes of steel wrapped in spandex? ;) At least in my book.

Offline whittierider

Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2011, 04:56:23 pm »
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You guys do a good job though - I barely see any spam on this forum.
You're just not on at spam prime time.  I've reported hundreds of spammers here and the moderators clean things up in time for your pleasant visit.

FredHiltz

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Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2011, 06:29:01 pm »
Ho! I know how that guy at McDonald's feels, the one who swoops in with a mop after Mom and four little kids leave the table.

Fred

Offline LexieCali

Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2011, 03:50:26 am »
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You guys do a good job though - I barely see any spam on this forum.
You're just not on at spam prime time.  I've reported hundreds of spammers here and the moderators clean things up in time for your pleasant visit.
Well, I just got lucky. Too lucky indeed :P. There are porno posts all over the two new threads at the top. Pretty disturbing staff. Just reported it.

Offline threedogs

Re: Cycle greeting etiquette mystery?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2011, 07:37:54 pm »
This is a good thread. I always make eye contact if we're coming from opposite directions. I'll usually lift a few fingers and nod. If they don't make eye contact which does happen I just keep on riding. Overtaking someone I usually say on your left....then thank you, or have a good ride, or nice bike, or you're cute ( if it's a woman : )