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Post  madmacs on Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:49 pm

Was out on the Bike yesterday and passed scores of Scooters with L plates, I waved or nodded to them all (as to be honest they are still budding bikers) Majority of them waved back but others didnae, I just thought that perhaps they don't know any better. does anybody or everyone else wave or nod to Scooters.

On another note (and I'll probably get slated for this) I hired a Campervan for weekend in the summer there, and beleive me I was incredulous as they wave to each other too? never having owned a Caravan do they wave to each other Embarassed .
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Re: do Scooters Nod or Wave?

Post  Tugmistress on Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:09 pm

Well i used to when i rode on L plates years ago, don't know about up here, i'll let you know when i get to play Smile (minus the L plate this time lol)
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Post  Mutley on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:12 pm

Not so much in the city, most seemed to be neds. The ones that did I found were ones looking to go on and do full test.

Lads up here ( most of them ) usually give a nod or a wave or indeed make eye contact so I give a nod.
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Post  Dantheman on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:33 am

I do, but I have to admit I think that less and less bikers are doing it!

The other thing I find really annoying is, when you are in the car and you indicate & move to the left slightly to allow a 'fellow' biker past, you rarely get any acknowledgement...!!?? F**k it annoys me! I always thank somebody for being observant and using mirrors!
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Post  raymac on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:53 am

Rode a scooter for most of last year and next to bugger all bikers and about half the scooters could find the energy to reply to nod or wave. This year scooters are still 50/50 but the bikes are 95% or more. Exclamation
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Post  Irish on Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:10 pm

I nod to them as well, not all of them return the acknowledgement, I assume they dont know its a biker thing??
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Post  Tugmistress on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:56 pm

Dantheman wrote:
The other thing I find really annoying is, when you are in the car and you indicate & move to the left slightly to allow a 'fellow' biker past, you rarely get any acknowledgement...!!?? F**k it annoys me! I always thank somebody for being observant and using mirrors!

I know exactly what you mean! I suppose it doesn't help i drive a 4x4 and most 'bikers' assume 4x4 drivers think they are 'king of the road' but having driven / ridden anything from 50cc to 7.5 tonners on the road you get very adept at using mirrors and soon realise a bike will fly past you so why not make it safer for them / us !
If you go flying past a P plate mucky grey 4x4 frontera give me a wave please Wink
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Post  Mutley on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:09 pm

not a finger then ? Rolling Eyes
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Post  Tugmistress on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:42 pm

Mutley wrote:not a finger then ? Rolling Eyes

only if i'm driving like an a**e Very Happy
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Post  Irish on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:27 am

Just stay on the left hand side of the white line, if Im coming up behind you, or Ill add another digit to mutleys Very Happy Wink
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