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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,423

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,709
    Its funny though, because out here in the sticks almost everyone says hello unless there's something about the road situation that takes precedence, even if it is a strained "I'm in a tunnel of pain" nod. And the poker face "must not show weakness" or "I'm training not here for fun" types really irritate me.

    Most likely this is because I don't have anything else pressing to be irritated about at that moment.
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,362
    The ones that REALLY get my flucking goat are the ones that take advantage of a draft without a word of greeting then merrily zoom past, again without a word. They're really annoying. Especially since I don't even ride that fast. They could easily sail past without the wheel sucking.

    Think I need a mirror or something so that I know they're there. Anyone got any suggestions?
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,413
    I have just read that there is now 6.3 million people cycling once a week in the UK. So there’s f*ck all chance of me waving to 900,000 every time I go for a ride.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,709
    webboo said:

    I have just read that there is now 6.3 million people cycling once a week in the UK. So there’s f*ck all chance of me waving to 900,000 every time I go for a ride.

    What odds there is a company somewhere on kickstarer that has designed a bluetooth and USB "saying hello" device?
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,362
    webboo said:

    I have just read that there is now 6.3 million people cycling once a week in the UK. So there’s f*ck all chance of me waving to 900,000 every time I go for a ride.

    Snob.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    edited May 2021
    johngti said:

    The ones that REALLY get my flucking goat are the ones that take advantage of a draft without a word of greeting then merrily zoom past, again without a word. They're really annoying. Especially since I don't even ride that fast. They could easily sail past without the wheel sucking.

    Think I need a mirror or something so that I know they're there. Anyone got any suggestions?


    why do people draft?

    especially if you have disc brakes and the person drafting has rim brakes surely its dangerous?
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,362
    MattFalle said:

    johngti said:

    The ones that REALLY get my flucking goat are the ones that take advantage of a draft without a word of greeting then merrily zoom past, again without a word. They're really annoying. Especially since I don't even ride that fast. They could easily sail past without the wheel sucking.

    Think I need a mirror or something so that I know they're there. Anyone got any suggestions?


    why do people draft?

    especially if you have disc brakes and the person drafting has rim brakes surely its dangerous?
    exactly, MF. Nail, head.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,430
    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
    So long as we don't have to wave goodbye when it's all over.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129

    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
    So long as we don't have to wave goodbye when it's all over.
    We do though. Cycling is waving, and waving is cycling. Without one, the other is nothing.
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    edited May 2021

    Onegear said:

    I think this standard needs to be dropped at least in the city. I see hundreds of riders in London on the weekend. I cant wave at everyone and maintain safety.

    In the country side... Get over it. Some ppl are just in their own headspace. We're not out in the countryside riding quiet lanes looking for social interaction.

    If I walk around in a town centre, I don't say hello to everyone.

    If I go for a walk in the countryside and pass someone, I do, because its weird not to.

    So don't be weird, eh?
    Im a waver in the countryside on an easy day, but if im doing intervals or coming off one, i probably wouldnt see my own mother on the other side of the road. I think some leeway should be given for that, sometimes i pass people and it doesnt register to wave until after if youre focused keeping control.

    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    And where I come from, we're known to be a friendly bunch, so any weirdness i have Ive picked up from you lot ;)
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,430
    My roundabout point is - if someone doesn't wave back - they aren't anything that the OP that described them as.

    Waving is a nice thing to do and it's pleasant to receive one back. To not wave is normal - not evidence of a self-obsessed, rude, arrogant, tryhard or whatever.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 10,297
    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    orraloon said:

    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?
    No need I live in London
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,944
    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
    Taser is appropriate in this circumstance. The friendly wave must be preserved AT ALL COSTS. No deterrent against being impolite is too much.
  • womackwomack Posts: 566
    What about joggers?

    I was out for a run this morning said "morning" to an approaching cyclist and he completely ignored me.

    I felt discriminated against!
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 5,117
    Maybe these non-waivers are pressing the waive button on their bar-mounted mobile runnning the Zwift Companion app. ;)
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  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    Great idea, im just gonna start yelling RIDE ON whenever i see someone. Better yet, ill make a horn that does it for me. Crowdfund me?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,468 Lives Here
    womack said:

    What about joggers?

    I was out for a run this morning said "morning" to an approaching cyclist and he completely ignored me.

    I felt discriminated against!

    Did you tell him that you are also a cyclists and the cyclists wave must be preserved at all costs? Maybe carry a megaphone when you go running, that way you can start the explanation from further back and they have no excuse for not hearing you.
    But what if they are wearing headphones? Maybe we should start a thread about that as well. This is getting far too complicated.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096

    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
    So long as we don't have to wave goodbye when it's all over.
    it ain't over 'til its over...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    MattFalle said:

    hopkinb said:

    seanoconn said:

    willdbell said:

    This is important and says a lot about folk too.. Acknowledgement of fellow cyclists should be something that is preserved at all costs as it’s only a good thing and encouraging all round... unfortunately we live in a self obsessed world where it’s all about me, myself and I.. And that’s to our detriment, but some folk whom are obviously wrapped up in themselves dont see any kind of issue

    Preserved at all costs?

    What the hell are you on about?

    Of all the things to be to be preserved at all costs, waving at total strangers should be so far down the list as to be on the list of 'things to be eradicated at all costs'.

    Jesus Christ how do you people function if you're so upset about strangers not waving to you.
    I wouldn’t wave at you Shirley.
    I would, and when he didn't wave back, I'd pull a quick U-turn, chase him down, and ask him why the hell not. Bike-mounted fisticuffs or lobbing of bidons might then ensue because someone not waving/nodding/grinning at me in return to my cheery greeting is cause for a duel, as my honour has been gravely impugned. Have at ye, ye varmint, miscreant, ne'er-do-well blackguard!

    Or I'd just cycle on, thinking nothing of it.
    So long as we don't have to wave goodbye when it's all over.
    it ain't over 'til its over...
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    Onegear said:

    orraloon said:

    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?
    No need I live in London
    Are you in Dynamo?

    If not, why not?
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,944
    Hello
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    Hi!
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,833
    Is a nod sufficient?
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    MattFalle said:

    Onegear said:

    orraloon said:

    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?
    No need I live in London
    Are you in Dynamo?

    If not, why not?
    No invite, so im just PRing richmond park laps until get noticed
  • mpattsmpatts Posts: 1,010
    johngti said:

    The ones that REALLY get my flucking goat are the ones that take advantage of a draft without a word of greeting then merrily zoom past, again without a word. They're really annoying. Especially since I don't even ride that fast. They could easily sail past without the wheel sucking.

    Think I need a mirror or something so that I know they're there. Anyone got any suggestions?

    I need to add 'mirrors' to my wave-not-to-be-returned list
    Insert bike here:
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,709
    Am I the only person who carries a cowbel to encourage other cyclists?
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