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Old 02-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Is it a faux pas to wave at a motorcycle officer in passing?

I gave one the peace sign the other day, but I don't think he noticed.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:16 PM   #2
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Not at all. Wave to them often. Wave to park rangers in the hills too. Only cagers that wave back.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:38 PM   #3
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:08 PM   #4
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:11 AM   #5
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I wave at everyone on two wheels. Even scooters.
Bicycles too?

I often ride a mountain bike around Pleasanton and Dublin and try to wave to everybody on the bike paths - pedestrians and bicyclists. The more serious looking the bicyclist, the lower the chance that I'll even get a nod back. I don't quite understand the mindset there.

I'll generally wave to motorcycle cops if traffic isn't heavy, and I'll wave to the guys running radar units too, in the rare cases I see one of those. Sometimes they'll give me the slow down signal, even when I've been at the speed limit the whole time. Haven't figured that one out either.
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:41 AM   #6
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Bicycles too?

I often ride a mountain bike around Pleasanton and Dublin and try to wave to everybody on the bike paths - pedestrians and bicyclists. The more serious looking the bicyclist, the lower the chance that I'll even get a nod back. I don't quite understand the mindset there.

I'll generally wave to motorcycle cops if traffic isn't heavy, and I'll wave to the guys running radar units too, in the rare cases I see one of those. Sometimes they'll give me the slow down signal, even when I've been at the speed limit the whole time. Haven't figured that one out either.
On real backroads, yeah, I often give cyclists a wave. In the city, no. My hands would never be on the bars.

It's an easy way of saying "hey, I see you".
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:33 AM   #7
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Wave to al cops. It’s refreshing when people are kind to us. Just make sure to use all five fingers!
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Wave to al cops. Itís refreshing when people are kind to us. Just make sure to use all five fingers!
What if you've had a horrific accident which caused you to lose 4/5 of your fingers?
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:20 PM   #10
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I wave at them and they often wave back. Especially SFPD.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:27 PM   #11
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I tap my head when I'm on a traffic stop and I see bikers ride by. It's wonderfully confusing. They'll often do a slow, confused wave or one of those dog-style head tilts where they don't understand.
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I tap my head when I'm on a traffic stop and I see bikers ride by. It's wonderfully confusing. They'll often do a slow, confused wave or one of those dog-style head tilts where they don't understand.
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I tap my head when I'm on a traffic stop and I see bikers ride by. It's wonderfully confusing. They'll often do a slow, confused wave or one of those dog-style head tilts where they don't understand.
The first grom group ride I went on we passed two cops standing next to their bicycles in old sacramento. At least one of our group was doing a wheelie.

As we passed the cops, one of them did the helmet tap, then pointed to his partner, who proceeded to tap his own helmet and point back to the first officer

about an hour later a Horse cop told me his ride had more HP

Personally, I wave at nearly every cop I see, bikes or cages. Never had a bad response. Many ignore me but I get waves back fairly often
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