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Old August 20th 08, 04:46 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Jorg Lueke
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When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?
Stare stoically straight ahead?
Pay no attention to what other people are doing?

or...
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Old August 20th 08, 05:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Aug 20, 11:46*am, Jorg Lueke wrote:
When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?
Stare stoically straight ahead?
Pay no attention to what other people are doing?

or...


I very rarely ride paths. When encountering another cyclist, however,
I usually nod or half-wave when passing head to head, and offer a
brief "hello" or "nice day for a ride, huh?" if going in the same
direction (or head to head MTBing, in slow areas where there's time).
I tend to get the same response, though there are the elitist few who
don't acknowledge me, perhaps because they're too serious or perhaps
because my appearance isn't up to their standards. I ride on the road
in normal looking clothes and a hat, and MTB in normal looking clothes
with a full-face helmet (or the helmet clipped to my pack if just
tooling along a rail trail or something similar, where the chances of
a wreck are nil)
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Old August 20th 08, 06:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Art Harris
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Jorg Lueke wrote:
When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?


Well, I don't often ride on paths, but I'll either wave or say "Good
morning" to other riders (no matter what time of day it is).

Art Harris
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Old August 20th 08, 07:10 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Aug 20, 1:30*pm, Art Harris wrote:
Jorg Lueke wrote:
When passing by another biker on a path do you:


Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?


Well, I don't often ride on paths, but I'll either wave or say "Good
morning" to other riders (no matter what time of day it is).

Art Harris


I tend to acknowledge, nod, flash a peace sign, whatever- as
appropiate, basically depending on how far out and/ or how bad the
weather is, might even have a brief conversation on the way during
freezing sleet conditions
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Old August 20th 08, 07:45 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Aug 20, 10:46*am, Jorg Lueke wrote:
When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?
Stare stoically straight ahead?
Pay no attention to what other people are doing?

or...


Raise my beer bottle and swerve into the hedges.

But only if it's before 10:00am.
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Old August 20th 08, 09:24 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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"Jorg Lueke" wrote in message
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When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?
Stare stoically straight ahead?
Pay no attention to what other people are doing?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
It all depends. I greet, nod, wave, say something to anyone who looks like
they might respond. I ignore anyone who clearly doesn't want to interact,
e.g., high end bike, full costume, pedaling hard, or fully engaged in
conversation with their partner, walking, riding or jogging.


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Old August 20th 08, 09:33 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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In article ,
"Leo Lichtman" wrote:

"Jorg Lueke" wrote in message
...
When passing by another biker on a path do you:

Vocalize a Greeting?
Gesture a Greeting?
Stare at the other biker to se if they are going to say or do
anything?
Stare stoically straight ahead?
Pay no attention to what other people are doing?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
It all depends. I greet, nod, wave, say something to anyone who looks like
they might respond. I ignore anyone who clearly doesn't want to interact,
e.g., high end bike, full costume, pedaling hard, or fully engaged in
conversation with their partner, walking, riding or jogging.


i cruise the trail in my tandem offering hott chi.xx a rrrriiiiide.

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Old August 20th 08, 10:40 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Leo Lichtman wrote:

[[...]] I ignore anyone who clearly doesn't want to interact,
e.g., high end bike, full costume, pedaling hard, [[...]]]


That's a strange assumption... How long does it take you to
distinguish between a "high end bike" and a "normal" bike?

The only time I don't greet someone is when going downhill at high
speed because that's too dangerous (and it doesn't make sense trying
to greet someone who is riding uphill while you go downhill at more
than, say, 60km/h).
 




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