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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Colorado Biker Wave

My wife and I spent the long weekend in Salida, her in Colorado for some relaxation and visiting hot springs. In case she opted for a massage or snooze or something else that would have me twiddling my thumbs, we loaded up her bike, being smaller than mine and somewhat more convenient to haul. As it turned out, we stayed busy and I never unloaded it. On our return home, still about an hour from the house, I unloaded it and rode it home while she drove the car. The biker wave and whether folks find other riders likely to acknowledge our scooters with has been previously discussed on BUSA. I just wanted to say that here in Colorado, I typically have found a positive action/reaction from others while riding my 400 or 650 Burgy. Still, I was pleasantly surprised to fine the same when riding her 250 Vespa GTS home today
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Yeah, they probably don't even notice the difference between the scoots. A scoot is a scoot is a scoot! You either like'em or you don't.
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70 degree temps here in Southeast Missouri seemed to bring out anyone who had a bike this past Sunday. We got tons of "biker waves" but seen from head-on, it's difficult to tell if it's a scooter or not till you're right up on it.
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agreed Brucemi.... here in OK, I tend to get the waves, unless traffic keeps our focus.

Most of the time I get the "under the bar", or the "out the back" type wave. I go bold and do the "up and bold" HOWDY type wave.

am sure that people behind me are thinking I'm making a right turn.... but oh well

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Here in Texas its the Two Down wave. That's dropping your left arm down to the left and two fingers out. Pretty much universal here or if they are Harley snobs they just look and you and give you a shake of the head sidewise.. Like as to say NO I would not be caught dead on your scooter....Scooter. That's when I retract one of my two fingers. You can guess which one. By then they are already past, but it makes me feel better.
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Thumbs up Less is more?

More and more I am trimming back, conserving energy. So now I just roll my left hand off the handle bar into a natural thumb up. Or, if I need two hands, a nod will do.

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I just hit a button on my handle bars that extends a large flag featuring a waving hand from the back end of my scooter. Once they pass, I hit the button again and it retracts the flag.


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My post from 2012, "I ride my 650 Burgman to work every day that the road is not icy or it is not going to rain "all day".

Sometimes it's raining and sometimes it's 23 degrees F. Some months it's dark.

Yet, in the summer when the weekend shiners get their cruisers out of the garage, put on their hard-ass costumes and ride six miles to the bar, I get snubbed because scooter riders aren't real bikers.

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My post from 2012, "I ride my 650 Burgman to work every day that the road is not icy or it is not going to rain "all day".
Hey, don't be a poser. What difference does it make if it is raining "all day" when you're only going to and from work? You're only riding in the rain PART of the day (:
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I just hit a button on my handle bars that extends a large flag featuring a waving hand from the back end of my scooter. Once they pass, I hit the button again and it retracts the flag.


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You don't know how many times I've threatened to get one of those. I ignore passing/waving motorcyclists most of the time.



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