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I know the waving thing comes up a bunch, and when I got on the 9 I realized I was the bastard child. Sport Riders wave at Sport Riders, Harley guys... well you know the drill. On a 9, no one knows who you are so you get waved at by about 50% of each.

I took the TLR to the Gap this weekend because I am tired of dragging everything on the 9. We ran about 540 miles Friday night and Saturday. The Gap is different because pretty much everyone with in 300 miles on a bike waves at everyone on a bike.

Now here is the "bitching" part.... I only saw 2 9's and was glad to wave at them, 1 08 LE, and 1 Silver - Damn if neither waved :dontknow: Hell, I even think the Silver 9 was on a trailer I saw back in LEX on Sunday.

Anyway... No real bitch, haven't posted in a while and thought it was funny, thats all - :joke:
 

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I was there on my 2007 Blue/White LE on Friday, June 4 around Noon and I think I saw you parked on the left side of the start of the Dragon.

I talked to the other 2008 Yellow/White LE rider and his girlfriend at the lookout and back at the Deal's Gap Store/Restaurant. He was from Ohio.

I talked to a Silver 109 riders from KY at the Deal's Gap Store and I stayed across the street from the Indian Casino with another guy with a Silver 109 (with bags) from Canada. I saw him and his two Harley riding buddies in the mountains.

Two of us trailered down (500 miles) and rode with 12 other bikes in our riding club from Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday. On Friday we did ~267 miles and put his VTX and my 109 in the trailer for the drive home on Saturday. About 2 hours into the ride home we received a call from the other members of the riding club that our President went down hard on a detour of the Blue Ridge Parkway and was rushed to the Hospital. I pulled the 109 off the trailer and headed home (414 miles) by myself. My buddy went to the accident scene picked up the guy's bike (bent frame) and then went to the Hospital to take him home with wrist, knee, and ankle injuries. Half of my ride was in the rain.

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Everybody waves in SoCal.

Every once and a while I would get a Harley guy be so distracted by the beauty of my bike he would forget to wave, but for the most part it's always sunny in southern california we are all just glad to be here!
 

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I'm not calling you out:D But I was just up there last weekend and I have to say I believe this whole waving thing is great and I participate when bikes are few and far between but once you have a high concentration of bikes it gets to be ridiculous :eek: You spend your whole ride waving and looking at the dudes hand to see if he returns the gesture. I quit and I am guilt free! Once you decide to turn off the wave machine and enjoy the ride, it sets you free, eventually you lose all feelings of guilt :eek: When I am away from the high concentration of bikes, I will give the wave and enjoy it.
I live near Daytona and I have to say during normal riding season we wave:D during Bikeweek and Biketoberfest the wave machine gets turned off!
It would be like every car waving to each other! Which by the way true country folk know all about cars waving to each other. (when your out in the middle of nowhere you never know when you might need some help so you wave:bigthumbsup: It's a great feeling to get a mutual wave in a car out in the middle of nowhere:D
I think that's why Motorcycle peeps wave :dontknow:
Plus we know we're in the club....when a big bike biker waves to a big bike biker.
We know we are in the club when we wave to sport bikes (they will get a 9 when they need a cruiser)
We know we're giving a wave away when we wave to a scooter but their in the club........right?

I know I wave with more enthusiasm when I pass a solo dude :doorag: because that's how I do most of my riding and I feel a certain kind of motorcycle kinship with my solo Brothers!
 

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I'm not calling you out:D But I was just up there last weekend and I have to say I believe this whole waving thing is great and I participate when bikes are few and far between but once you have a high concentration of bikes it gets to be ridiculous :eek: You spend your whole ride waving and looking at the dudes hand to see if he returns the gesture. I quit and I am guilt free! Once you decide to turn off the wave machine and enjoy the ride, it sets you free, eventually you lose all feelings of guilt :eek: When I am away from the high concentration of bikes, I will give the wave and enjoy it.
I live near Daytona and I have to say during normal riding season we wave:D during Bikeweek and Biketoberfest the wave machine gets turned off!
It would be like every car waving to each other! Which by the way true country folk know all about cars waving to each other. (when your out in the middle of nowhere you never know when you might need some help so you wave:bigthumbsup: It's a great feeling to get a mutual wave in a car out in the middle of nowhere:D
I think that's why Motorcycle peeps wave :dontknow:
Plus we know we're in the club....when a big bike biker waves to a big bike biker.
We know we are in the club when we wave to sport bikes (they will get a 9 when they need a cruiser)
We know we're giving a wave away when we wave to a scooter but their in the club........right?

I know I wave with more enthusiasm when I pass a solo dude :doorag: because that's how I do most of my riding and I feel a certain kind of motorcycle kinship with my solo Brothers!
:agree:I'll go with Nuke on this. Who knows why. but I pretty much do the same as him in large motorcycle riding areas.:bigthumbsup: If it was PA_M109R he wasn't gonna wave anyway. He's just mean.:evil::joke:
 

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I agree that it is a waving nightmare - I'm going to go with... My fellow 9'ers didn't recognize me in my speedo's :joke:
 

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That is because you have skills, and a 8)cool attitude when riding. Me, when we were on the dragon, I was kind of like:-\. Don't get me wrong, I truly enjoyed the ride, but I had all my concentration on the road. Heck, I couldn't even enjoy all the beautiful sites until we would stop. To me, not waving is just a safty thing.
 

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I'm with Nuke on this as well! I always wave or try to wave back but sometimes as mentioned above you are in a zone or just don't catchit till it's too late and then ya feel bad so you got to think that most oif the time the other rider is feeling the same so i wouldn't get too worked up if someone doesn't wave back!
But as Nuke mentioned, sometimes it gets to be too much! I like that one post where they had the permanent arm attached to the bike!:joke:
Solve the problem!

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Texas Style..

I usually use the below the handlebar peace sign technique. I just wave to everyone on a motorcycle:2cool: because I am happy to have a horse like Ole Yeller not matter what they're riding.

I have to agree with beibol, no scooters unless I have [email protected]! Gorgeous women:-* make me do some crazy shiet.:redfaced:

Ride on...
 

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I wave at ALL two wheelers and cool looking hot rods, sports cars, etc. What can I say, I'm friendly! :welcome:
 
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